Saab 900 compact

The Saab 900 compact - the series that never existed

Saab's history is full of ideas that never came true. The chapter on compact Saabs is particularly tragic. The small series that was always missing. An omission that meant that Saab never came out of the basement, and

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The Saab 900 II. Image: Saab Automobile AB

Saab 900 II saga. Never tell Opel to me.

The schedule was tight, but Saab kept the deadlines, more or less. 1993 is ready for delivery to the 900 II, and it has become a real Saab. The design quotes its predecessor, and it brings many innovations to the

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Saab project 102 in August 1989. Image: Saab Automobile AB

Saab 900 II saga. Project 102.

Money is tight with Saab's automotive division. In the late 80s the coffers are empty and investments are being postponed. You have to get by with what you have and, if in doubt, redesign it. For engines and gearboxes, for example.

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Saab project 102 1988. Image: Saab Automobile AB

The Saab 900 II saga. Project X67 and X68.

This is the story of a car that started out to save a brand. A vehicle whose genesis is unique and dramatic. It's the story of the Saab 900 II.

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