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
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.
Yup, its an early Saab 96
HOW WEIRD.. i just saw one of these during my lunch break today.
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:
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
Also have a look at this V6 96 called the Monster (http://www.saabmuseum.com/monster/)
SAAB 96 1960 Two stroke