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Sonett I.II.V4, IIIAll models of the SAAB Sonett are catered for by the SAAB Owners Club. The Sonett is the least well known and recognised SAAB, with relatively low production numbers.

The first Sonett (Designated the SAAB 94) was really only a prototype, with 6 cars built between 1955 and 1957.

The Sonett II (Designated the SAAB 97) was launched in 1966, still with a two stroke engine, but was dropped half way through 1967 to be replaced with the Sonett V4. Only 258 Two stroke Sonetts were manufactured.

The Sonett V4, whilst basically the same as the Sonett II, was powered by the Ford derived V4 engine, and 1,610 were produced between 1967 and 1969

The restyled Sonett III was launched in 1970, still powered by the V4 but later models had the engine size increased from 1500cc to 1700cc to combat increasing emissions regulations. The last Sonett rolled off the production line in 1974 after 8,368 examples of the Sonett III had been made..

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Motorsports

  • Motorsport

    The SAAB Owners Club recognises the importance of the Motorsport heritage of the marque and provides sponsorship to those members of the club who are competing in Motorsport at various levels.

    SAAB cars have been competing in motorsport since the early days of production. Many successes were achieved through drivers such as Club President, Erik Carlsson. This success continues today through Club competitors.

    Club members are competing in, Historic Road Rallies, Historic Stage Rallies, Classic Runs, Sprints, Hillclimbs and many other forms of the sport.

    For more information on the Club activities in Motorsport contact Richard Simpson

     

    Click HERE for details of the Club Sponsorship Scheme.

    Who is Erik Carlsson? - Click HERE to find out.

     

     
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  • Who was Erik Carlsson?

    Erik Carlsson

     

     

    Many new members to the Club ask the same question -  “Who is Erik Carlsson?”  I suppose a lot of people who were not around in the 60s have never heard of him even though this giant of a man is often referred to as “Mr SAAB”.

    Erik was born in 1929 in Trollhattan, Sweden, not far from the SAAB factory, but at that time the factory was only producing aircraft. Erik was 20 when production of the first SAAB cars started.  His first passion was motorbikes, he bought a Norton 500 new when he was 18 from Nystrom’s where he was working. Pelle Nystrom was the Norton importer for Sweden. At weekends he took part in hillclimbs, motorcross, road racing and, during the winter, ice track racing.

Local Branches

  • East Anglia Saab Branch

    East Anglia Saab Branch

    Hold their meeting the first Thursday of every month at The Woolpack, The Street, Fornham St, Martin, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1SW and the meetings start at 7.00pm

    All welcome, we look forward to seeing you there.


    Contact : Rachel Hillier - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     
  • Ebor Saab Branch

    Ebor Saab Branch

    Hold their Club meeting every second Wednesday of each even numbered month meeting 7.30/8.00pm at The Grey Horse, Main St, Elvington, York, North Yorkshire YO41 4AG

    Everyone is very welcome, not just SOC members, our main aim is to promote local interest and enthusiasm in Saabs.

    Contact Karl Moxon Tel: 01482 847120 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    OR Chris Greenwood Tel: 01482 562087 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     
  • Local Branches of the Saab Owners Club

    Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinhamshire Saab

    Cheshire, North Shropshire and Staffordshire Saab

    Cumbria Saab

    Dragon Saab (Wales)

    East Anglia Saab

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    Lancashire Saab

    North of Scotland Saab

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    South West Saab

    South Yorkshire Saab

    West Midlands and Warwickshire Saab

     

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Please use the form for general enquires about the club.  For specific Saab related enquiries it may be quicker to contact the appropriate Saab Registrar.

If your question is not specifically related to the club itself please give your membership number.  We are unable to respond to general questions from non-members.

 

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