A whole SAAB formation will be on 6. September in the historic Rosenfelder Altstadt expected. In addition to all the other classic cars in the history of motorization, the fans of the Swedish cult brand will also be presenting an automobile range from the far north at a vintage car meeting. Far-reaching contacts of the Rosenfelder Oldie friends made the project possible.
Its sporty image characterizes the brand SAAB. The successful rally drivers from Scandinavia, with their fast front-wheel drive unbeatable on snow, ice and gravel, it is thanks. So Erik Carlsson also triumphed in 1962 and 1963 with spectacular driving style at the famous Monte Carlo Rally: a tall man in the small SAAB 96, a venomous three-cylinder two-stroke. Similar to the VW Beetle, the Citroen Duck, the Humpback VOLVO, the PORSCHE 911 and other distinctive-looking models, the SAAB 96 is the hallmark of the Swedish brand. Meanwhile, his two-stroke engine from 1967 was replaced by a Ford V 4 four-stroke engine with 90 PS. As usual with SAAB, at that time this evolutionary stage was incidental. So also in the two-seat, small sports car "SAAB Sonett" with a lightweight plastic body, actually designed for the racetrack and tailored to the target group of athletic customers. Of this model, which will probably be seen in Rosenfeld, there are only a few copies today.
Aerospace constructive elements have also influenced the aerodynamic body shapes of SAAB automobiles. Not surprisingly, especially since this brand started at the beginning of the 30er - years as an aircraft factory: The Swedish government urged then to merger of branched, small aircraft manufacturers in Sweden and especially on the construction of purely Swedish fighter aircraft, probably a need of the hour and for national defense commanded. The automotive industry did not really pick up until the end of the war: 1947 was solemnly unveiled to the original SAAB in Trollhättan, Sweden. On the parade of SAAB history vehicles at 6. September in Rosenfeld may be curious.