A Saab Story from Texas

Saab 96 from Texas

Here’s another nice Saab story, and comes to us from Texas.

In the center of the story are 1967 Saab 96 and owner of this nice little car Phil Auldridge. He drives and talks about his Saab 96 in this video, and he says – “This car has a character, it’s got story to tell…It has been a year now since I was introduced to “Sven” our 1967 Saab model 96.

“Keep Austin Weird” is the motto in these parts, and I feel I am making my contribution by driving this quirky vehicle, a car that has quickly become my hands-down personal driving favorite.

“Weird” is perhaps too kind a descriptive term for “Sven”. 

Everything about this car stands out in stark contrast to any other “conventional” vehicle of mention.  Its bullet proof 3 cylinder, 2 stroke, 848 cc engine is decidedly unlike anything that has ever made it to America’s shores, before or after.”


  • Made in Trollhaten by Trolls. Entire passenger compartment is a roll cage. Horizontal bar behind engine to drive engine under instead of into passenger compartment. Oil injection. Pull T-lever on floor to engage engine. Rear seats fold flat to have storage and access from trunk. Snow tires really not needed.

    Vroooom, ding, ding, ding!

    Bought a blue one new in 1967. Got talked into a 1968 red one (becoming pink with oxidation quickly) with a V-four Ford of Germany engine. Blue one was much more fun.

    I really would love to have another.!

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