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A Factory New Saab 96 Has Triggered a Bidding War on Auction

SAAB 96 V4 Super 1980

A brand new Saab 96 V4 Super has been found after being hidden in a barn since 1979. With only 7 kilometers on the clock, in 42 years, this car is practically new – unused. Now Saab has triggered a pure bidding war and is up to SEK 410,000 ($ 44,000) at the auction.

This “green pearl” has not been driven since it was delivered and driven into a barn in Nossebro in 1979. Now it is being auctioned off in Gothenburg. The interest is huge and the price is much more than it cost 42 years ago. On the auction company’s website, it is stated that the car can not even be called a low mileage because it has not traveled a mile yet.

Most people probably thought that the chance to buy a brand new Saab was over. But now, a brand new Saab 96 has been found after standing in a barn for 42 years. This amazing Saab 96 has only had three owners so far and is practically waiting for the fourth one, which will pay an incredibly high price for this car.

Right now, the price tag is SEK 410,000, it remained only until tomorrow night when the auction ends
Right now, the price tag is SEK 410,000, it remained only until tomorrow night when the auction ends

The “acacia green” (Color code 148B) Saab 96 GL V4 Super with matching green upholstery was manufactured in Finland by SAAB Valmet the same year as it was stored in a barn in Sweden. But the fact that it has hardly been used does not mean that the years have passed completely without a trace. Humidity and other things have led to a bit of surface rust here and there, and the engine certainly needs a thorough overhaul.

Interestingly, when the Saab was delivered to the buyer, and the exact date is known, it was October 17, 1979, he did not want to drive this car and never sold it to anyone else. And so it was until his death. Now, after the death of the owner, this car has been put up for auction by the state.

No one has ever sat or driven in this Saab 96.
No one has ever sat or driven in this Saab 96.

For those Saab enthusiasts who are less familiar with this model, here is some more basic information. The car has the legendary V4 engine of 68 horsepower that provides fully sufficient speed resources. A Saab 96 weighs no more than 1000 kg and has low air resistance. Saab 96 was manufactured by Saab 1960–1980. The last model years of the Saab 96 were built in Finland by SAAB Valmet, where the car now for sale was built. It is painted in Acacia Green (color code 148B) metallic lacquer with matching green upholstery.

This is really rare: a Saab 96 trunk that has never been used to carry luggage
This is really rare: a Saab 96 trunk that has never been used to carry luggage

For Saab enthusiasts around the world, the car is a dream. The bidding is in full swing and at the time of writing up to SEK 410,000. There is only a little time left for you to participate in the auction, which ends tomorrow (Monday, January 24, 2022) in the evening. In addition to these pictures that talk about the condition of the car, below you can see a video in which you can see in more detail the car that is on auction:

Last chance to buy a brand new Saab? The car still has the notes from the factory with the chassis number.

Update: How did the auction end?

Almost until the very end of the auction, the offered amount was 410,000 SEK, but in the finish it increased even more significantly.

As well noted by one of the Saab enthusiasts who closely followed the auction until the very end, Hammer fell at SEK 500,000 (plus auction fees) with $ 59,000 USD! Just an incredible price for any Saab, in general.

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