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Unique “Uno 001 – Catlin” – Saab Powered Swedish Sports Car

Uno 001 - Catlin

Unique Swedish sports car “Uno 001” with Saab middle engine is available for sale in Trollhättan. The UNO project was created some time in the mid 1980s, more precisely – the project started in 1989 and was completed in 2009.

The idea was to create a Swedish sports car and it was to be built in Linköping, Sweden. But, as a brief Wikipedia article states, “something went wrong“. This car, Uno 001, was the only one completed.  With a budget of three million swedish kronor, the Uno project was initiated during the 1980s in Linköping.

The man behind the project, Uno Johansson, had the goal of developing a sports car with newly developed chassis and using a lot of Saab technology. In 1989 the prototype was ready – Uno 001 was born. A Swedish sports car with Saab engine, producing 175 horsepower, wheel suspension from the same manufacturer.

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Saab Uno project

With a budget of three million kronor, the Unoproject was initiated during the 1980s in Linköping. The man behind the project, Uno Johansson, had the goal of developing a sports car with newly developed chassis and using a lot of Saab technology.

Saab engine in Uno project
In 1989 the prototype was ready – Uno 001 was born. A Swedish sports car with Saab engine, producing 175 horsepower, wheel suspension from the same manufacturer.

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Now, UNO 001 has been completely renovated, inspected and ready for sale. Uno Johansson have once built three sports cars with their own design and frame construction. The first car Uno 001, was introduced in 1988. However, as Uno 001 more sounded like something from a science fiction movie (than a car), the project was renamed “Catlin”. Car number two was completed in 2001 and 2006 Catlin 3 was ready. The entire building is documented with pictures and information about everything.

Saab Uno Project Catalin

The body is steel and it has a steel tube frame. The body looks like a mashup of RX7, Camaro, NSX, and Eagle Talon, but – of course – This car definitely looks like a hand built prototype.

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Uno project interior

T0day, The asking price appears to be 179,900 SEK, which equals about $20,950 USD.  Located in Trollhattan, Sweden, click here to see the ad on blocket.se.

Saab engine Uno 001

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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.

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