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 that our Saab friend Dieter photographed at the oldtimer meeting in Göttingen in July. In the 70s, the EMS was an attempt by Saab to position the 99 series higher on foreign markets.

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 the most powerful version with 110 hp until - yes, until the turbo came. All EMS can be recognized by the special emblem, the extensive equipment and the special radiator grille.

Our copy is from 1976 and, according to Dieter, a first-class vehicle in terms of body, paint and technology. The two-tone paint job is probably based on the Rally Saab at that time - I think. Right? Thanks to the Saab Center 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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