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Incredible 1970 SAAB 96 V4 “Baja”

Saab 96 V4 from VirginiaSaab 96 V4 from Virginia

This is 1970 SAAB 96 V4 ‘Baja’ – Factory Rally Homologation Competition Car and owner is Chip Lamb, owner of West of Sweden SAAB in Virginia (USA). His company have been providing component restoration parts and services to the vintage SAAB community for almost 15 years.

His Saab 96 looks amazing. Chip sold this and similar cars at auctions.

Saab 96 has had one repaint in the original SAAB competition orange
Saab 96 has had one repaint in the original SAAB competition orange

This SAAB 96 Purchased new in Chicago, was ordered as a competition car (documented in the service book beneath). It made its way west soon thereafter and arrived at its most recent long-term owner’s shop in Berkeley, CA in 1977 in need of repair. As he recalls it, the car was not picked up and became his.

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This is not a restored car - it is a very nice original with one repaint and some upholstery work.
This is not a restored car – it is a very nice original with one repaint and some upholstery work.

It was thereafter used sparingly and after his retirement entered his collection of unusual cars. Over the years, the car received numerous upgrades and enhancements, to include early mag wheels, the European front grille, lenses and mirrors, the original Sport & Rally front air dam, Cibie Iode fog lamps and much more.

Read more about this car here. If you’re simply looking for a good solid 96 to enjoy, this is a great example.

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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.

2 Comments

  • This is an archived ad, car is not for sale by myself or the present owner (as far as I know, anyway). Note “history” in the URL.
    Chip

  • My Dad was a saab dealer 1960- 1976 ,your baja should have double welds on all frame seams and no under coating.

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