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 little teaser, a new Saab 900 II is driving through Sweden today. In the green color of the press and first delivery vehicles - and of course with a V6 under the hood. The Swedes expected a lot of renown from the first 6-cylinder in a compact Saab. Indeed, it was initially sold well, and Saab gained a new clientele. Traditional customers ignored the strong and pleasant engine with English roots. They preferred still to use the turbo, which provided 185 hp for proper acceleration.
Unfortunately, quality problems quickly caught up with the big plans. Saab urgently needed to make improvements, and the 900 II matured in customer hands. It turned out to be a really good car over the course of its construction period, but by then its reputation was already severely damaged.
The film comes from the extensive pool of Saab Germany. It was released in September 1993, is about 3 minutes long and pure relaxation. He leads us through typical Swedish landscapes. Unfortunately, where it was filmed is not documented. It is striking 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 is currently getting.
Of course we continue to digitize. Saab history must be preserved and kept alive. It's exciting to discover how the brand ticked 20 or 30 years ago and what luxury Saab Germany could afford. We owe it to Saab Service Frankfurt that we can experience this time again. Gerard Ratzmann had kept the testimonies, we are allowed to digitize them for our readers.