Saab History

World Premiere of the Saab 99 at a Teknorama Show in 1967

Saab 99 was introduced on November 22, 1967, at Teknorama in Stockholm (photo: Atterberg, Magnus, Public Domain)Saab 99 was introduced on November 22, 1967, at Teknorama in Stockholm (photo: Atterberg, Magnus, Public Domain)

The Technical Museum is Sweden’s largest technical museum and has a national mission to be responsible for the technological and industrial history heritage. Also, this Museum  regularly organizes events called Teknorama.

In 1967 – just in such a “Teknorama” Show model Saab 99 had its world premiere. For pleasure of all Classic Saab fans  The Technical Museum from Stocholm recently published rare photos taken at the premiere of Saab 99.

Saab 99 was introduced on November 22, 1967, at Teknorama in Stockholm (photo: Atterberg, Magnus, Public Domain)
Saab 99 was introduced on November 22, 1967, at Teknorama in Stockholm

On 2 April 1964, Gudmund’s day in Sweden, after several years of planning, the Saab board started Project Gudmund. This was a project to develop a new and larger car to take the manufacturer beyond the market for the smaller Saab 96.

Saab 99 was introduced on November 22, 1967, at Teknorama in Stockholm (photo: Atterberg, Magnus, Public Domain)
Saab 99 at Teknorama in Stockholm

This new car became the Saab 99, designed by Sixten Sason  – Saab 99 was introduced on November 22, 1967, at Teknorama in Stockholm, but was first launched in October 1968 as a model year 1969, and was for ten years Saab’s premium model. “Project Gudmund” now resides at the Saab Car Museum in Trollhattan, Sweden.  When SAAB 99 was first presented it sported a 1.7 liter engine from Standard-Triumph.

Saab 99 was introduced on November 22, 1967, at Teknorama in Stockholm (photo: Atterberg, Magnus, Public Domain)
Saab 99 World Premiere
Saab 99 was introduced on November 22, 1967, at Teknorama in Stockholm (photo: Atterberg, Magnus, Public Domain)
Saab 99 at teknorama 1967

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