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1967 Saab 96, 2-stroke, oil injection, rebuilt engine and trans, nice driver

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Make: Saab
  • Model: 96
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: coupe
  • Year: 1967
  • Mileage: 69,457
  • VIN: 439984
  • Color: Cream
  • Engine size: 3-cylinder, 2-stroke
  • Number of cylinders: 3
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: gray/cream
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Earlysville, Virginia, United States


Up for sale is my rare 1967 Saab 2-stroke model 96. I currently own three Saab's of this vintage (the others are a 1973 Saab 96 V4 and 1970 Saab 95 V4) and am selling this one to make room in the collection for another car that will need the garage space next month. The photos posted were taken on April 20, 2016. This is the last full year for Saab selling the two stroke engine cars as they began later that year transitioning to the European Ford sourced V4 engine. This is also the same type car made famous by Erik Carlsson in winning the Monte Carlo Rally in 1962 and 1963.
This Saab originated in California, then lived in Texas before coming to Virginia... all dry southern states and the reason for the lack of any real rust (except some minor surface rust in the engine bay- see photos). There was similar surface rust on the floors that I sanded and applied POR-15 to last year before having new carpet installed. The nice rarely seen cream color exterior has some minor crazing in a couple of spots, some evidence of re-spray in several areas but mostly overall has a beautiful sun baked patina that you couldn't re-create if you tried. I would personally leave it exactly as-is. For any new owner wanting to repaint the car, the only body issue is a small dent in the front passenger fender (see photo). A replacement fender, already primed, comes with the car.
Most importantly, under the hood is a recently rebuilt 3-cylinder, 3-carburetor 2-stroke engine, the same one put in the prized Monte Carlo models. I am not sure if this particular engine is original to the car but I believe it to be. The engine block# is 732045. The rebuild was done in 2014 by well known Saab 2-stroke engine builder David Baugher in Virginia. The car has less than 500 miles on it since the rebuild. Also, since this is one of Saab's later model 2-strokes it has the preferable oil induction pump and reservoir. This pump automatically feeds oil into the engine and eliminates the need to measure and add oil to the fuel tank with every fill-up. I (and the previous owner) have only used Red Line Racing 2-stroke oil which is light years ahead of the oils used back in 1967 and should lead to much longer engine life. The engine starts up, idles and runs great with that well known 2-stroker sound...and smell. The Free-wheel is operational and performs as it should. The fuel gauge, speedometer and oil temperature gauge works. There is no radio but it does have the radio-delete cover on the dash. The dash pad is weathered and taped in places- see photos.
The on the column 4-speed transmission was also rebuilt in the past 500 miles and was done by Bud Clarke in California. Other work done to the car in the past 500 miles as per the previous owner:
GT exhaust with XP Sporty chamberNew clutch and pressure plateNew clutch master and slave cylinderNew front disc brakesseatsreupholsteredNew battery (2014)Saab wood steering wheel
Last year I added the following:
New generatorNew roof rack4 new Coker wide-white tiresNew carpet inside the car and in the trunkNew wheel well cover (wood as per original- see photo)
The glass is very good all around with the rubber seal for the front and rear window in very good condition. Both front windows roll up and down as they should and both rear side windows pop out. The rubber window scrappers and trim on the side widows are brittle and need replacement but since this car is always garaged and never driven in rain I haven't bothered with them.
All in all this is a superb 2-stroke driver that gets as much attention as any collector car I've ever owned. It would be an excellent candidate for an easy restoration to show quality or just keep it, drive it- and show it- as it sits. Guaranteed to get attention at the next car show or your local Cars & Coffee.
This Saab is garaged in Earlysville, Virginia, near Charlottesville, Va... only a few miles from Charlottesville airport and 2 hours southwest of Washington D.C. Available for personal inspection by appointment. I am happy to assist with your shipper and will promptly answer all emailed questions through Ebay. I also have this Saab advertised locally and the listing will be pulled if the car is sold before this listing expires. Thanks for looking