Saab at the Techno Classica 2019

Yesterday, the Techno Classica opened its doors in Essen. With it, as always, the 1. German Saab Club. He presents the brand from Trollhättan this year with a Saab 99 and an 96. Very traditional - you could say. Maybe a bit boring? It is not at all, because one of the exhibits has something to tell.

Saab presents 2 classics at the Techno Classica 2019
Saab presents 2 classics at the Techno Classica 2019

Yes, a Saab stand, but no turbo in sight. That may be tough, but it's still entertaining. Because the Saab 99 has a fate that you would not suspect at first glance.

From the junkyard to the Techno Classica 2019

1984 was built the Saab 99 GL 5 Speed. The last year of the series, and whoever took 99, wanted something solid and proven. For a long time there was the 900, which was bigger, more luxurious and much more motorized. On the other side of the Västra Götland, 99 bought only convincing offenders, and these were never disappointed.

Saab 99, saved from the recycler
Saab 99, saved from the recycler

The 99 has proven itself almost 20 years to 2003. Then the engine got stuck, the owner was tired of the little Saab. He, like many others of his kind, migrated to the junkyard. There he lay in the pile on a Daihatsu, and together the Japanese and Swedish were waiting for their final end. But not for long. Because the little Swede should have great luck.

A good friend of the current owner discovered the 99, the action Saab rescue started, and the cherry-red Saab was saved from the press. A good decision! Because, if you exclude the problem with the engine, then the Saab was in a good, almost stainless state.

Visitors of the Techno Techno Classica find the 99 in hall 8A, booth 110. In the vehicle interior pictures of his eventful history are deposited. There is no need to worry about the future of the classic anymore. He has been in good hands for years, survival is assured. Because Saab drivers are considered loyal and sometimes a bit stubborn. They stick to their vehicles for a long time, as did the second exhibit on the Saabclub's stand.

Saab 96 GL Super

The second Saab of this guaranteed turbo-free presentation is an 96 GL Super from 1979 at the show. It is zino-red, features minilite rims and original front and rear spoilers. It was 40 years ago in November that he ran off the line. During this time, the 96 had just two owners, which as I said, is typical for the brand.

Saab 96 GL. 2 owners in 40 years
Saab 96 GL. 2 owners in 40 years

The members of the 1. German Saab clubs are happy about many visitors and good discussions. I will travel to Essen on Friday. Let's see what else is on the subject of Saab, and what makes the other Swedish brand.

17 thoughts too "Saab at the Techno Classica 2019"

  • 11. April 2019 at 11: 17 AM
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    A MAN …

    ... named Ove is hammering on his coffin lid with both fists. Why? He wants to eat.
    Wonderfully cranky and moved. An optical pleasure also, as the carpet and the cars bite. Huge turn signals, black mirrors, bumpers and spoilers with EZ 1979 on a car that otherwise reminds rather of the late 1940er. Authentic, historic, delicious and thoroughly Swedish ...

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    • 11. April 2019 at 12: 08 PM
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      That's true. The red tones are a violent symphony 😉

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    • 11. April 2019 at 12: 21 PM
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      Hahaha ... interesting episode SAAB 99 and DAIHATSU after more than 35 years this name combination on:

      Reminds me of the initial phase of the 99er, when the origin test vehicle completed its first camouflaged voyages under the name of DAIHATSU, which is still almost unknown in our latitudes ... that's what we call survival luck thanks to its origins!

      Thanks for the rescue.

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      • 11. April 2019 at 8: 39 PM
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        That is unbelievable …

        Had to read your comment several times to understand the scope of the information and the humor in it. Terrific!
        Thousand thanks for that ...

        In my opinion, the 99 is becoming more and more the first SAAB of modern (er) imprinting. Without doubt an important and very historical model. Both are very well chosen for food. Hats off to the club ...

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  • 11. April 2019 at 11: 20 AM
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    "That's just great"! Wonderful.

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  • 11. April 2019 at 12: 06 PM
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    Great story. Nice that there is the blog. Otherwise, I would have really seen the 99 as bland. Sorry ***

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  • 11. April 2019 at 1: 09 PM
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    Wonderful cars and wonderful stories! Thanks for the writing!

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  • 11. April 2019 at 8: 00 PM
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    Saab and Daihatsu, what a coincidence. My parents had a Daihatsu in addition to a Saab.
    Everyone who goes to the fair can have fun

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  • 11. April 2019 at 10: 08 PM
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    Thanks for this nice SAAB story! Again and again to smile. THANKS to the rescuers / idealists! 🙂
    Many interesting people at the fair at the SAAB stand!

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  • 11. April 2019 at 10: 47 PM
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    The 99iger, underestimated for a long time, still drives well in everyday life today, except that the all-round visibility is significantly better than in today's cars ....

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    • 12. April 2019 at 9: 36 PM
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      Analog all-round view

      That sounds good. Large windows, side windows and narrow columns. Does the 99er already have mirrors with an extended angle?

      That would be of great interest to me, because the above combination of features represents the crown of the automotive development history for me in terms of a good sense of space. Younger and youngest cars do not approach it any more.

      Since you can reinstopfen any amount of electronics, but the uncomfortable feeling not to have the immediate overview and control, will still always ride ...

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  • 12. April 2019 at 9: 45 AM
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    Just like last time at the MotorShow in December, I also created a web album again this year, in which I would like to "accompany" the exhibition stand a bit figuratively.
    I put the link down there in the description.
    There is not much content at the moment, but since I will be at the booth all day tomorrow, there will surely be some pictures tomorrow.
    Have fun!

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    • 13. April 2019 at 12: 04 PM
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      Thank you! This is a top service to the part of the community that does not make it to food ...

      If I should have something else, then the photos for prevented grebes, from the rear, of luggage and interior, the fittings and a look in the outside mirror of the 99 ;-).

      Nice cars. The pictures smell of pines (with a tiny hint of oil & gasoline) and taste of blueberries. Gorgeous ...

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    • 14. April 2019 at 9: 25 AM
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      Thank you also for the recent pictures. There are still some pearls from the Swedish automobile industry added. It's always worth looking at and watching - it's a real pleasure.

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  • 14. April 2019 at 9: 55 AM
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    Hello Herbert,
    there is a picture of 16: 44 clock, there is at least the mirror on it 🙂
    Unfortunately, time was missing for the hood diving.
    The owner of the vehicle was short on the stand, but it just was not enough ...

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    • 14. April 2019 at 10: 56 AM
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      Hello Martin,

      I already thought that the hood diving or indoor shots could be organisationally difficult.
      Great that more cars and recordings have been added. Alone with the 95 - including the photo of the dashboard (!!!) - You've already given me a huge pleasure. But also with the sonnet and the detail of ...

      Or, or, or ...

      Thanks again ! ! !

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