March 29, 2014

1970 Saab 95 Station Wagon.

Seven seats never sounded so good.
At nine inches longer than a Beetle, smallest seven seater ever?

11 comments:

Tony Piff said...

is it buckets in front or a bench? which direction does the third row face?

yes, i want this.

Mikael said...

It's no match for the Wartburg Tourist.

clifton.ra said...

With 7 people you're going to need a six-Percheron team.

Justin said...

One hell of a patina.

Jim Scott said...

My wife and I bought one of these in 1982. It was the identical color, a 1.7 L version, and we loved the thing so much. The floor finally fell out of it when it hit 235,000 miles. Driving with the freewheel open was pretty exciting, especially going down big Pennsylvania Turnpike hills… We actually did have seven people in it once, my wife and I and the front, three teenage girls in the middle seat, and two small children facing out the back. If I'm not mistaken, a SAAB executive declared that the modern 9-5 would never have these rear-facing seats in the crumple zone…

I would be tempted to say that this is a 71 or a 72, because of the square holes on the wheels and the updated logo and belt line trim.

We would get 25 to 28 miles per gallon on long highway trips, and around 21 locally. I'm not sure which car got me more attention, my first car, a Mini 850 or the SAAB 95.

I also want to thank you all at OPC for the great cars and architectural shots too. Some days I think about living on the west coast because of your posts...

Biltrafik said...
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Biltrafik said...

In Sweden the third seat row was called 'the sick trap' (spyfällan), as it tended to make it's occupants carsick.

Anonymous said...

What is that round building far in the background in the second picture?

Anonymous said...

Not a building. It's a water tower around 30+ metres tall. Used to provide water pressure to homes by gravity.

Grumpy Cat said...

This car is awesome! I love these early Saabs with their teardrop styling. This has great patina. Nice color choice too. The roof rack is a neat touch.

Thomas said...

Interesting paint fade pattern which we never see here in North (Scandinavia). I'm assuming it UV from Sun as I can't imagine anything else.

Great find as 95 (or 96) isn't too common here any more even they made it here (Sweden and Finland) and it once was something you saw every day, many times.