Unknown 1950's porsche-looking car

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If anyone can identify this unknown Porsche-looking car, I would be very grateful. I guess it is european, although it may not be, but I'm fairly sure it is about 1950 vintage. It was photographed in Thailand some years ago, and the attached images have been patched together from several shots (due to people getting in the way as it drove past). Have not seen anything like it since. Any suggestions? Regards, GregoireN

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posted by  GregoireN

It's definitely a Saab, looks like a 99. I'm sure if you look at a Saab club or collectors website you can narrow it down.

posted by  vwhobo

Yup, its an early Saab 96

http://www.saab900.hu/images/kepgaleria/tort/800/H96-16.jpg

posted by  ChrisV

HOW WEIRD.. i just saw one of these during my lunch break today.

posted by  Ki2AY

Thanks, everyone, for the rapid identification. Very much appreciated!
I did some research as suggested and the car in question is most certainly
a Saab "bullnose" 96, which means it was produced in 1960-64 (see attached image). The later 96 models (65-80) had a longer nose. The previous similar model, the 93, had a split front window and a much smaller rear window.
The more I find out about it, the more fascinating this particular classic car gets: eg the three-cylinder two-stroke engine, mounted in the front. Apparently they were popular rally cars in Sweden.
Thanks again for your help. :thumbs:
Regards, GregoireN

posted by  GregoireN

My dad had a later 96 the one with the ford V4 and yes they did indeed have a good rally history mainly with Pat Moss and Eric Carlsson at the wheel. Also I think im right in saying saab won the rally championship sometime in the 60's

posted by  Car Nirvana

Also have a look at this V6 96 called the Monster (http://www.saabmuseum.com/monster/)

posted by  Car Nirvana

SAAB 96 1960 Two stroke

posted by  GTV6

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