A few days ago I came across an old car magazine. It was 1963. I wasn't born then, but that year was a big time for Saab. The incomparable Erik Carlsson won for the second time in Monte Carlo and everyone was talking about the little Swedish brand. That was the case in specialist circles and among motor journalists, but Saab products were still largely unknown to German consumers.
While Saab had a market share of 1962% in Sweden in 12,5, and exports to neighboring countries also increased from year to year, Central Europe was a blank spot on the map, with the exception of the Netherlands. But Saab, that was aircraft quality and a winning brand. So of interest. The test of the Saab 96 in Auto Motor Sport 1963, for which the magazine cleared several pages, ended quite positively for the Swedes.
The 96 is a good car. The problem is the non-existent service network, wrote the editors. There is just one general importer in Germany and a large spare parts warehouse in Switzerland. Two addresses that interested Saab should definitely remember. Because otherwise there is nothing.
It is remarkable, almost exactly 60 years later, that one of these addresses still exists. And also sold Saab. Currently a 9-5 Aero Turbo4 of the last generation.
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