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On This Day: First Saab 96 from Uusikaupunki!

the first car - a Saab 96 - was completed at the Uusikaupunki car plant.

It’s time for celebration! 46 years ago today, on November 13, the first car – a Saab 96 – was completed at the Uusikaupunki car plant (Valmet Automotive).  Another important even during 1969 was the first Saab car production in Finland. A new factory, jointly owned by Saab-Scania and the Finnish company Oy Valmet Ab, was opened in Uusikaupunki on the shores of the Baltic.

The Saab 96 is an automobile manufactured from 1960 to January 1980, replacing the Saab 93. The last production date for the Saab 96 was January 11, 1980 (VIN 96806002814), the last VIN (96806002820) was produced on January 3, 1980. These cars were built by Valmet Automotive in Uusikaupunki, Finland, and a total of 65.887 produced in this factory.

saab 96 in Valmet

Heere is a list of the Saab models as well as the quantities that were produced Uusikaupunki from 1969-2003:

  • Saab 95 1969 – 1975 2,833
  • Saab 96 1969 – 1980 65,887
  • Saab 99 1969 – 1984 191,049
  • Saab 90 1983 – 1987 25,380
  • Saab 9000 1986 – 1990 8,267
  • Saab 900 1978 – 1992 238,898
  • Saab 900 / 9-3 Convertible 1986 – 2003
  • 198,032 Saab 9-3 3D and 5D 1999 – 2003 7,789

Saab total 1969 – 2003 738,135

chassis warehouse in the company Valmet Automotive

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