Saab 96 &

Saab 96 &

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The front-wheel-drive Saab 96 made the brand into a rally icon in the 1960s. It succeeded in events as diverse as the Monte Carlo, Britain's RAC rally, special stage events in every Scandinavian country, and the rough-and-tough Spa-Sofia-Liege Marathon. The big change came in 1967, when the 96 became the V4. Works cars continued to be competitive in carefully chosen events for many years, and when they became outdated, the V4's successors a€“ the much larger and more powerful 99 and 99 Turbo types a€“ proved that Saab wasna€™t done with rallying yet. More than any other car of its era, the 96 and V4 models proved that front-wheel-drive allied to true superstar driving could produce victory where no-one expected it.Furthermore, and unlike Grand Prix cars, rally cars have needed to be built so that major repairs could be carried out at the side of the road, in the dark, sometimes in freezing ... In some cases it was perfectly obvious a€“ Lanciaa#39;s Stratos was the first ever purpose-built rally car, the Audi Quattro ... And to make sure that one can be compared with another, I have kept to the same format for each volume. Graham Robson Introduction When the 1960s opened, all the headlines in European 6.

Title:Saab 96 &
Author:Graham Robson
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd - 2010-08-15


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