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Watch This SAAB 96 Sport from 1964 Hill Climb Car Sing

Saab 96 Sport

This magnificent creation is the property of Anders Jensen. He regularly competes with his SAAB 96 Sport 1964, in several different competitions, from rally to the circuit racing.

This is 2017 Trento-Bondone Hill Climb in a 794kg heavy, 85hp 2-stroke 850cc engined SAAB Sport from 1964.

The Trento-Bondone Hill Climb is a hillclimbing competition starting in Trento and finishing on the Monte Bondone, organised by the Scuderia Trentina of the Automobile Club d’Italia. In the opinion of many auto-runners this route makes the Pikes Peak hill climb look like childs play.

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The Trento – Bondone race is a competition that prides itself on its long history. The opening edition took place on July 5th, 1925, but back then, as the local newspapers report, it was mostly a “timed field trip for cars and motorcycles”.

After two Saturday practice runs this is it, The Sunday Race. Start is at 275m and it climbs to 1650m at the finish. Thankfully, Anders Jensen has been kind enough to put a camera in his 1964 Saab Sport (which is set up for 1,000cc-and-under historic racing) and put the resultant videos on Youtube for all to see and give us an idea of what it’s like to give one a serious Saab workout:

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God what a beautiful sound!

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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