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A Glimpse into Timeless Legacy: Acquire the Remarkable “Saab Works” Rally Car Collection Now

Preserving the Legacy of Saab's Rally Racing Heritage

Capturing the Essence of Racing History: The Unique Saab Works Collection Now Available for AcquisitioCapturing the Essence of Racing History: The Unique Saab Works Collection Now Available for Acquisitio

In the realm of motorsports, few names conjure up the same level of reverence and nostalgia as Saab. With a rich history in rallying, Saab has left an indelible mark on the world of competitive racing, and now, a one-of-a-kind opportunity has emerged for aficionados to own a collection of Saab rally cars that have defined an era.

The SaabWorks.fi “Team,” comprised of two passionate Saab enthusiasts, Tomi and Tommi, has made available a captivating selection of rally cars, each with a unique story and an undeniable connection to Saab’s rally heritage.

A Glance into Saab’s Rally Racing Legacy

Saab’s journey into the world of rally racing spans decades, encompassing triumphs, innovations, and an unwavering commitment to pushing the limits. The Finnish “Saab Works” Racing Team, affectionately known as SaabWorks.fi, has been an integral part of this legacy. Tomi Tikanmäki, one of the driving forces behind the team, holds a profound connection to Saab, having owned his first Group 2 rally Saab 96 when he was just 17. Tommi Järvinen, his partner in this endeavor, has cultivated a virtual haven for Saab rally enthusiasts through the website www.saabworks.fi.

Together, Tomi and Tommi have decided to offer a rare opportunity to the automotive world – a collection of Saab rally cars that bear witness to the glory days of racing. These cars not only represent the technical excellence of Saab but also encapsulate the passion and dedication of the Fins towards rallying.

Introducing the Unique “Saab Works” Collection

The SaabWorks.fi “Team” has curated a collection that holds a mirror to Saab’s rally racing journey. Let’s delve into the four remarkable Saab rally cars that are part of this unique offering:


1. Saab 900 Turbo M: The Gem of Group N+

One of the crown jewels of this collection is the Saab 900 Turbo M – a Group N+ rally car that exemplifies Saab’s engineering prowess. With only 5000 km on its odometer and completely rust-free, this car is a marvel in itself. Tomi himself took to the track in this very car during a Saab club track day, a testament to its impeccable condition.

Saab 900 Turbo M: A Shining Jewel of Group N+ Racing Excellence
Saab 900 Turbo M: A Shining Jewel of Group N+ Racing Excellence

The Saab 900 Brand class, in which this car participated, was a popular and affordable racing class in the 80s. With minimal modifications allowed, the cars were a showcase of Saab’s technical excellence. This Saab 900 Turbo M boasts a power output of approximately 200 hp and features an 8-valve Turbo engine with an intercooler. Its presence in this collection not only pays homage to Saab’s racing heritage but also encapsulates the spirit of the times.

2. 1971 Saab 96 V4 BSX-12: A Glimpse of History

Stepping further back in time, the 1971 Saab 96 V4 BSX-12 takes center stage. Driven by former “Saab Works” team members Jari Vilkas and Antero Laine, this car holds the distinction of being one of the most driven “Saab Works” cars in the world with its original bodyshell intact.

1971 Saab 96 V4 BSX-12: Witness to Racing History and Triumphs
1971 Saab 96 V4 BSX-12: Witness to Racing History and Triumphs

While time has taken its toll on this car, its historical significance remains unparalleled. Having participated in rallies until 2001, this car bears the battle scars of a storied racing career. Despite its rusty and dented exterior, it’s a window into the golden era of Saab’s rally dominance.

3. Yellow Saab 96 V4: Rallycross Royalty

The Yellow Saab 96 V4 stands as a testament to Saab’s versatility and adaptability. Once a rally-cross, hillclimb, and ice track car, it epitomizes the spirit of competition.

Yellow Saab 96 V4: Reigning Supreme as Rallycross Royalty
Yellow Saab 96 V4: Reigning Supreme as Rallycross Royalty

With a highly modified body that includes glass fiber components, plastic windows, and lightweight materials, this car was designed to dominate in its respective fields. Although currently in rolling shape, it comes with the promise of resurrection – a special 2 gearbox and Kugelfischer injection parts await their chance to restore this rally-cross royalty to its former glory.

4. Blue-White Saab 96 V4 -1973 (ABN-391) Replica: A Tribute to the Past

Rounding off this extraordinary collection is the Blue-White Saab 96 V4 -1973 (ABN-391) Replica. Though it suffered a mishap in its last rally, its significance cannot be understated.

Blue-White Saab 96 V4 -1973 (ABN-391) Replica: Paying Homage to Racing Heritage
Blue-White Saab 96 V4 -1973 (ABN-391) Replica: Paying Homage to Racing Heritage

Having secured second place overall in the Finnish Historic rally series, this Saab 96 V4 showcases the enduring legacy of Saab’s racing prowess. While it may need some attention to restore it to its former glory, the potential to relive its glory days is unquestionably present.

Film from Finnish Historic rallyserie 2022 you find Saabworks Finland´s youtube channel:

Preserving the Past, Forging the Future

The SaabWorks.fi “Team” is not merely selling cars; they’re offering a piece of history, a slice of rally racing nostalgia. These cars encapsulate the passion, innovation, and competitive spirit that defined Saab’s rally heritage. The collection’s creator, Tomi Tikanmäki, hopes to find a new home for these gems, ideally as a collection that honors their significance.

While the asking price for these four exceptional cars is currently set at €96,000, serious enthusiasts and collectors have the chance to become part of this rich legacy. As these cars are located in Lappeenranta, Finland, potential buyers must consider transportation costs. For those intrigued by the opportunity to own a piece of rallying history, inquiries can be directed to +358504681096 or via email at saabworks@gmail.com.

In a world where modern racing technology reigns supreme, the “Saab Works” collection stands as a poignant reminder of a bygone era – an era when passion, skill, and sheer determination forged the path to victory.

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