Before 24 years, the world was fine with Saab. Almost at least! After all, it was the time of hope and pride. A completely redeveloped Saab 900 II rolled off the tracks, 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 issues very quickly caught up with big plans. Saab urgently needed to improve, and the 900 II matured in the hands of customers. He became a really good car in the course of his construction, but then the call was already considerably battered.
The film comes from the extensive fund of Saab Germany. It was released in September 1993, is about 3 minutes long and pure relaxation. He leads us through typical Swedish landscapes. Where filmed was unfortunately not documented. It is striking how timeless a Saab 900 II is. He continues the classic line and was the last big hit with the traditional hatchback. He deserves 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.