1966 Saab Sonett Ii
Saab Sonett II
Saab Sonett is the describe of a serial of automobiles from Saab. Generally, the mechanism of Sonett models were divided with the eq kinsfolk cars of the like dates. The Sonett I was initially called the “Saab 94”. The Sonett II and III were both known as the “‘Saab 97”. In the Fifties Rolf Mellde suggested that Saab should shuffling a diminished numeral of open-top two seater sportsman cars as racing regulations did not let Saab to melody their cars as often as was required to be free-enterprise. Rolf Mellde intentional the car himself and in talk concealment reinforced it in a b in Åsaka international Trollhättan. Alone a selfsame special issue of citizenry running on the externalize knew almost it and was through in their unembellished metre. The summate toll of the undertaking was 75000 Kronor. The epithet ‘Sonett’ is derived from an exclaiming in Swedish by Rolf Mellde; “Så nätt den är”, not from the sonnet case of poesy. The epithet was primitively suggested for both the Saab 92 and the Saab 93.
On Marching 16, 1956 the Saab Sonett Sup Sportsman or Saab 94 (late known as Sonett I) was displayed at Stockholm’s Bilsalong (motive demonstrate). Alone 6 were made, the archetype had a paw crafted consistency and the others were made in Glassfiber Built Polyester (GRP – “fibreglass”) exploitation the archetype car as a example. It had a three-cylinder 748 cc two-stroke locomotive gift 57.5 hp (43 kW). The torso invention was innovative for its meter and was based on aluminum boxes. Notwithstanding, racing rules were changed and since Saab was now allowed to subspecies victimization tuned up touchstone cars, lonesome six were produced. In September 1996, car first stony-broke the Swedish amphetamine book for cars capable 750 cc with a amphetamine of 159.4 km/h.
1966 Saab Sonett II
In the Sixties Björn Karlström suggested that Saab should get a new two seater sports car with a two virgule locomotive, but this meter it would be a coupe and not a transmutable. Two prototypes were highly-developed, the Saab MFI13 by Malmö Flygindustri and the Saab Catherina by Sixten Sason. The MFI13 was the one selected for yield. In 1966 the MFI13 was, aft about modifications, put into product at ASJ in Arlöv as the “Saab 97” – that yr just 28 units were produced, and a encourage 230 in 1967. The trunk was fiberglass bolted to a sheet-steel form and frown underframe. A roll-bar was fitted. The total forepart subdivision hinged forward-moving, to reserve unclutter approach to the locomotive, transmitting and breast hanging. Entree to the back compartment was via a pocket-sized brood in the near-vertical bum board. The locomotive was a three-cylinder, two-stroke locomotive big 60 hp (45 kW). The Sonett II could do 0 to 100 km/h in 12.5 seconds and had a top speeding of 150 km/h.
When Saab started victimization the Fording Taunus V4 locomotive in their former models, they too treasured to use it in the Sonett II. The car was redesigned and renamed the Sonett V4, with the 1500 cc Crossing V4. A new cowling was intentional by Gunnar A. Sjögren, with a ‘hump’, requisite to fit the higher locomotive. The hump was somewhat runner to the compensate, so that it would not impede the driver’s horizon. The locomotive produced 65 hp (48 kW) and the Sonett V4 made 0 to 100 km/h in 12.5 s, with a top hurrying of 160 km/h.
In amount, lone 1868 Sonett IIs and V4s were produced.
An interesting incline tone is that the local SAAB franchise in Czechoslovakia open in 1962 and run by the racer Zdenek Treybal. Aside from merchandising Saab 96 he too managed to deal two Sonett V4s. One to a racer in Prague. The early to AZPN (Automobilové Závody Narodni Podnik) in Mladá Boleslav in 1968. AZPN victimised the Sonett as the groundwork of a image for Škoda Machine called the Škoda 1100 GT. From the doors and bum it is about selfsame with the Sonett, but the breast is elysian by Ferrari Dino.
In the Seventies the Sonett innovation started to look ninety-six out-of-date. In the USA, the motoring pressing railed against its show piece extolling its manipulation characteristics. For their new innovation, to be called the Sonett III, Saab called in Sergio Coggiola. It was significant that the eye part would be unchanged, but Coggiola unheeded that and made a importantly wider car. The Coggiola figure was adapted by Gunnar A. Sjögren to fit the center part. The hinged arse pane itself became the hatching to the backside trunk, up the accession. The locomotive compartment, withal, was accessed via a pocket-sized, matt-black empanel in the top of the presence incision. For blanket ferment, the stallion battlefront incision had to be unlatched and distant. Coggiola’s figure did not seem on the new car, maybe because his proposed excogitation had been adapted so lots. Due to demands from the US mart, the Sonett III had a level gearshift rather of the editorial sceneshifter as secondhand in late models. It besides came with optional monger installed air conditioning, besides a postulation from the US marketplace.
In ‘way-out’ saab way, the pop-fly headlights were operated by agency of manually operated levers. In 1973, the car standard the Saab self-repairing bumpers.
The Sonett III had the character index ’97’ in the build numeral and victimised the like Fording V4 locomotive as ahead, with 1500 cc in 1970 and 1971, and a 1700 cc in afterward versions in club to address the new US emissions controls. Both locomotive types gave 65 hp (48 kW). The Sonett III made 0-100 km/h in 13 s and due to a ‘thirster’ differential proportion, had a top amphetamine of 165 km/h. The dredge coefficient was 0.31.
Yield was concluded in 1974 due to stricter machine emissions mastery in the USA. A sum of 10,219 Saab 97 (Sonett II and III) were made.
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