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Saab Sonett II

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Saab Sonett II/Saab Sonett III. 1966–74 (prod. 10,236). 2-door coupé. F/F, 841 cm³ (I2 2-str.), 1699 cm³ (V4 OHV). Björn Karlström penned this unusual looking two-seater coupé, which was originally designed to be powered by the Saab 96’s two-stroke motor, but then, after 252 units, received Ford’s V4 power unit also found in the Ford Capri Mk I and Transit. This gave the pretty car increased performance at the expense of smoothness. The Sonett II made way for the heavily revised, Sergio Coggiola-styled Sonett III in 1970, which was immediately identifiable for its impact-absorbing bumpers. It retained the same centre section as its predecessor and, despite a more powerful 1.7-litre V4, delivered near-identical performance due to its additional weight. The Sonett I moniker is reserved for the original super sports cars, sometimes collectively known as the Saab 94.

Manufacturing locations: Trollhättan, Sweden

Marque: Saab | Model: Saab Sonett | Predecessor: Saab Sonett Super Sport

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