Saab legend: Saab 99 EMS

Saab 99 EMS, built in 1976
Saab 99 EMS, built in 1976

One of the very rare classics from Saab is the 99 EMS, which our Saab friend Dieter photographed in July at the Oldtimer Treffen in Göttingen. The EMS was in the 70 years an attempt by Saab to position the 99er series on the foreign markets higher.

Saab 99 EMS
Saab 99 EMS

Prince Bertil, absolute Saab fan, member of the Swedish royal family and uncle of the current king (the BMW driver) drove a Saab 99 EMS.

The Saab 99 EMS, the abbreviation for Electronic Manual Special, was with 110 PS the strongest version until - yes until the turbo came. All EMS can be recognized by the special emblem, the extensive equipment and the special grille.

Our copy is from 1976 and according to Dieter a first-class vehicle in terms of construction, paint and technology. The two-tone paint is probably modeled on the former Rally Saab - I think. Or? Thanks to the Saab Zentrum Göttingen for the great pictures!

Text: tom@saabblog.net

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  • Hi Tom,

    yes this vehicle is a gem. He has 170 Turbo-PS, original Minilite rims and is driven by a Dutch team. As a true rally car, it is equipped with a roll cage, a manual tripmaster, sports seats and harness straps. Unfortunately, I have no photos from the interior and engine compartment.

    Yours Dieter

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