24 years ago, the world was still in order at Saab. Almost at least! After all, it was a time of hope and pride. A completely newly developed Saab 900 II rolled off the assembly lines, the ambitions were high.
Saab 900 II. A V6 engine should ensure reputation.
The genesis of the 900 II, the challenges, backgrounds and the little dramas, they were exciting. For weeks I have been writing a multi-divisor, which revives the situation at that time. Some time will pass before the series is ready.
As a small teaser drives today a new Saab 900 II through Sweden. In the green color of the press and first delivery vehicles - and of course with a V6 under the hood. From the first 6 cylinder in a compact Saab, the Swedes promised a lot of renown. And in fact, he was initially sold well, and Saab conquered a new clientele. Traditional customers ignored the strong and pleasant engine with English roots. They preferred to continue to use the turbo, which provided with 185 PS for proper acceleration.
Unfortunately, quality problems quickly caught up with the big plans. Saab was in dire need of improvement, and the 900 II matured into customer hands. It became a really good car in the course of its construction, but then the reputation was already battered considerably.
The film comes from the extensive stock of Saab Germany. It was released in September 1993 and is about 3 minutes long and pure relaxation. It takes us through typical Swedish landscapes. Where it was filmed is unfortunately not documented. What is striking is how timelessly beautiful a Saab 900 II is. It continues the classic line and was the last big hit with the traditional hatchback. He would have deserved more attention from the fan base than he currently gets.
Of course, we continue to digitize. Saab story must be preserved and stay alive. It's exciting to see how the brand ticked before 20 or 30 years, and what kind of luxury Saab Germany could afford. That we can relive this time, we owe Saab Service Frankfurt. Gerard Ratzmann kept the time records, we can digitize them for our readers.