Saab 96 at the Rally Monte Carlo Historique 2011

Saab 96 classic car market - first start attempt
Saab 96 classic car market - first start attempt

We know the man after all, we said last summer in Trollhättan. Of course, Peter Steinfurth, editor-in-chief of Oldtimer Markt, is known in the classic car scene like the proverbial “colorful dog”. The combination Steinfurth / Saab was new to us.

It was all clear to us a little later, when we held a vintage car market in our hands and we could read more about the magazine's restoration object. A Saab 96 was to be restored and, as a rally “replica” of the Monte Carlo winner Saab from 1963, started at the historic 2011 Monte Carlo Rally.

The Saab is now completely restored and became the star of a special edition of the publishing house. The first signs of life of the 2 clock Saab 96 were captured in the video.

The vintage car market Rally Saab was modified according to race and corresponded to the Erik Carlsson winning car of 1963. Just completed, with only 450 Km on the clock, you arrived at the Monte Carlo. Erik Carlsson, Saab Rally legend, and Saab museum boss Peter Bäckstöm traveled to Sweden especially for this event.

Saab 96 classic car market issue 3 / 2011
Saab 96 classic car market issue 3 / 2011

Erik Carlsson, now also 81 years old, was in person at the start Reims and waved on the Place du Forum, the French Tricolore for start clearance.

In the short time the vintage car market crew had little time for test drives. Nevertheless, the Saab and his crew beat each other well. Only so much: small problems pave the way and maybe the crew should prove a little more, let's call it careful, the next time we use the great Rally Saab.

The detailed, well-made 8-related article on the Saab 96 at the Rally Monte Carlo Historique can be found in the current print edition of the Vintage car market 03 / 2011 read.

Text: svenskatom / saabblog.net

Source: Oldtimer Markt