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BT: Everyday classic – Saab 99

Saab 99 turbo

British Telecommunications (BT) online magazine makes a review of the famous model Saab 99, entitled “Everyday classic: Saab 99 – The smooth Swede that developed a seriously sporty side“.

Here are a few interesting excerpts from this article:

Rally History
Race and rally success came to the 99 Turbo, particularly in the hands of Erik Carlsson and Stig Blomqvist. It was Blomqvist who won the Swedish Rally in 1979 and scored the first ever victory in World Championship rallying in a turbocharged car.

It was Blomqvist who won the Swedish Rally in 1979 and scored the first ever victory in World Championship rallying in a turbocharged car.

It was Blomqvist who won the Swedish Rally in 1979 and scored the first ever victory in World Championship rallying in a turbocharged car.

Saab 99 briefly
Being immensely tough and durable helped the 99 gain a superb reputation for reliability and longevity, which also suited it as a rally car. This means they make a fantastic everyday car now and you have a choice of two- and four-door saloons and the hatch models, so there’s a 99 to suit everyone.

One thought on “BT: Everyday classic – Saab 99

  1. Nate

    Great article. Saab has a great legacy. That said- rally racing is terrifying even to watch! I can’t imaging being a driver!

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