What counts more than originality - Saab 93 B De Luxe.

Patina, original condition. This is the stuff many automotive dreams are made of. Originality is becoming increasingly important in the scene. A Saab 93 B De Luxe that can fulfill these wishes will be called up during the summer campaign for collector vehicles. He is so wonderfully original.

Its paintwork is said to be the first, as are the Swedish registration plates. The Saab was built in 1959 and has a small but likeable two-stroke engine with 3 cylinders under its hood. Its sound alone brings tears of joy to many a fan's eyes. It's the old sound of the trolls. The silenced, to be replaced by the whistle of the turbochargers. But to this day is not forgotten.

A Saab 93B De Luxe
A Saab 93B De Luxe

In the case of the Saab 93 B De Luxe, the sound is additionally enhanced by a melodious sports exhaust. Heart, what do you want more? The small Saab is in original condition inside and out - with a very nice patina. Its signs of use stimulate the imagination, they could tell stories. And they make the car unique.

The seats have holes in the upholstery, the upholstery is also from 1959. Covered with a stylish blanket, you can leave it in this condition or repair it. The Saab Museum could even help out with the original stuff.

1959 was the last model year with the rear-hinged "suicide doors". The 93 F followed in the autumn with doors hinged at the front. It was the intermediate model on the way to the Saab 96.

The appeal of the Saab 93 B De Luxe

The two-stroke Saab is the safe entry ticket for every classic rally. Every Porsche, Mercedes or VW Beetle would usually be against him. It evokes the memory of the unforgettable Erik Carlsson and his legendary success. The wonderful sound from three cylinders makes even electric car drivers soft. Its patina and the stylish interior, which comes from a different time, make it desirable.

The auctioneers are pricing the 93B between the equivalent of €11.500 and €13.500. It is quite possible that the charming Saab during the auction (Link) will reach this price, and will skip. Anyone interested in a rare contemporary testimony that has not been restored to death should keep an eye on the course of the auction.

It is to be hoped that the Saab 93 B De Luxe will find the ideal buyer. Who would not restore it to perfection and strip it of its identity. Instead, it is carefully conserved, maintained and regularly moved.

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9 thoughts on "What counts more than originality - Saab 93 B De Luxe."

  • Thank you Tom,

    From today's perspective it is fascinating what was defined as “De Luxe” between 1959 and 1972. Or rather, how little it took. Either way, a really cute car.

    I find the fittings (apart from the contemporary radio) surprisingly modern for 1959. They could also be almost 10 years younger.

  • De Luxe

    Does anyone know what that stands for? Is this really upscale? And what is the difference to the base if necessary?

    I had a De Luxe from Volvo that was about 13 years younger than me. There were actually extras in there. But apart from a Blaupunkt (mono, of course), a clock and a small lamp each in the trunk and glove compartment, he had nothing ...

    Yes, I remember that he had a second loudspeaker centrally in the parcel shelf. And in addition to the radio, there is even a rotary control to move the volume between the front right and the center rear.
    The loudspeaker in the back (also Blaupunkt) was slightly larger and more pleasant than that in the dashboard.

    Maybe it was just that in the Volvo? A light, the clock, a second speaker?

    What makes the difference between the basic and luxury version in the Saab 93?

    • Especially chrome in contrast to the standard models. In some markets like North America, there are even fancy whitewall tires (!).

  • The radio is awesome.

  • @volvaab,
    I am pleased that Mr. Hürsch is also back on the blog here.
    You must have fun writing here!

  • Mr. Hürsch, against requires the accusative 😉 when used correctly

    I think the condition of the 93b is just as excellent - that's how it should be, and that's how it should stay. Thanks for the link, Tom!

  • What a cute little charm! ! !

    If he had fur, it would be an automotive teddy bear. He will surely get into good hands and get lots of pats there.

    If I could, I would bid for both of them. The aero the other day and this one spans 40 years of Saab history. A dream couple and the right car for every occasion - except for winter.

    That would be sacrilege with both offers. But I would have a suitable sacrificial anode for everyday use, salt and split in the yard. Against all financial sanity, you start pondering ...

  • Impressively old sheet metal and very stylish! Blaupunkt radio in particular is a feast for the eyes. Much nicer than the overloaded and animated flood of advertisements of the present (and the future).

  • A beautiful car and I just find the 2 strokes special! Unfortunately I was not able to pick up my 93F due to border closure, which I can finally do next Friday.

    The dents on the 93F were removed and the original paint was retained. The small damage in the interior has been carefully repaired and the patina has been preserved for over 60 years.

    There was an overnight kit for 2 at SAAB. I am looking for that and maybe someone has it and I can have it reproduced identically.

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