Saab History

Photos of Saab 99s (1973, Rhode Island)

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We recently came across two impressive images of brand new Saab 99s taken in May 1973 at the shipping area called Fields Point in Providence, Rhode Island.

These two and four-door sedans were newly offloaded from the ships that brought them from Saab’s Swedish plants in Trollhättan, Södertälje, Linköping, Kirstenhamn and Nykoping, as well as the Valmet Automotive plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland, where they were manufactured.

Saab 99 1973

These pictures were just two of countless treasures located on the National Archives website, and they represent a sliver of the 15,981 photographs that were taken on 35mm color slides and as black and white prints and negatives as part of  “Documerica,” an Environmental Protection Agency project that photographically documented subjects or areas of environmental concern in America between 1972 and 1977.

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