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1970 Saab rolls out 500,000th car

It was February 1970: Saab Built there 500,000 Car, it was a European Model Saab 99, which was also the first year the Automatic transmission was offer in Saab cars. Six years later the 1,000,000th would follow. Also, this year Saab introduces a ‘world-first’ – headlamp wipers and washers. In 1970, total car production at Saab was 73,982, 29,775 of which were early-model Saab 99s.

The 1970 SAAB 99 still had the freewheel feature in the manual gearbox as well.

Here is a Picture of the 500,000th Saab 99:

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Saab 99 1970

Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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