Saab 96 & 95 (1960-1979)
The 96 was first introduced in 1960. The main difference between it and its predecessor was the larger rear window. The engine had grown to 841cc and now produced 38 hp.
The GT850 (later known as the Saab sport in Europe and Montecarlo 850 in the USA) was introduced in 1962.
Another face-lift appeared in 1965 when modifications to the engine demanded more space.
1965 SAAB 96
3 cylinder 2-stroke
The engine was fitted with triple carbs in 1966.
From 1967 on SAAB offered a 1500cc V4 engine originally designed for the 1962 Ford Taunus 12M. In 1968 only 28 cars were sold with the two-stroke unit, as opposed to 30,000 with the V4. The two-stroke was subsequently dropped altogether.
(1960 SAAB 96)
3 cylinder 2-stroke, 841 cc
46 hp @ 5000 rpm
4 speed manual
Independent front, rigid rear