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SAAB Sonett II (race car)-1966



The Sonett was originally designed as a race car. The Sonett I was produced from 1955 to 1957, and only six were built. In 1966 Saab resurrected the Sonett and put it into production. The Sonett II was powered by a 2-stroke engine, and this was quickly changed to a V-4 in 1968 because of emission regulations. This model was called the Sonett III. The fiberglass bodied front wheel drive sports car was very fast for its time because of its light weight and moderately-powered engine. Despite this performance advantage sales were slow, and in 1974 Saab discontinued the Sonett. This car was at some point in its life converted to a vintage race car and used on the track.
Manufacturer:  SAAB Aktiebolaget Trollhattan
Country of Origin:  Sweden
Drivetrain Configuration:  Front engine, front wheel drive
Engine:  748cc, 3 cylinder, 2 stroke, water-cooled, 60 HP
Transmission:  4 speed manual
Top Speed:  94 MPH
Years of Production:  1966-1967
Number Produced:  258
Original Cost:  Unknown