Posts Tagged ‘sonett’

Nothing Shakespearean – 1972 Saab Sonett III

June 15, 2016

Among Swedish cars, Saab was always the more sporting make, and true to that image, their car was a light, compact, and nimble car, while Volvo built a more luxurious, GT-style vehicle that could carry four in a pinch. Okay, a Porsche 911-style pinch, but it was possible nonetheless. As a result, the Sonett was used in various competitive events against other small displacement sports cars like ice racing, rallying, and autocrossing. So no matter what kind of event you’re looking at entering, the Sonett should fill the bill. Check out this 1972 Saab Sonett III for sale for $2100 in Pilot Hill, CA.

1972 Saab Sonett left front

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96 in a Nice Frock – 1973 Saab Sonett III

November 2, 2015

With the demise of Saab, now 4 years ago, and the fact that 3 Saabs are ancestors of the RustyButTrusty fleet, it’s hard to overlook an affordable Saab. Saabs are already unusual cars, but if you take that unusual car and clothe it in an Italian-inspired, fiberglass body with seats for two and the obligatory hatchback, you have something truly unusual. Frankly, they make their compatriot sports car, the attractive Volvo P1800, seem downright plain. Check out this 1973 Saab Sonett III for sale for $2700 in Kalispell, MT.

1973 Saab Sonett III 3 left front

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So Nice – 1973 Saab Sonett III

September 22, 2015

If you like quirky or unusual sports cars, you could do a lot worse than looking at the offerings from Sweden. Volvo’s P1800 and Saab’s Sonett are two very different cars, though they do have one basic thing in common – they use plenty of parts from their more common siblings. As for the differences, the P1800 is more of a luxurious, GT-type car, while the Sonett was more of a reasonably-priced sports car, up against cars like the Opel GT, Datsun 240Z, and Triumph GT6+. In period, its performance was far from the front of the pack, but now it’s an interesting artifact of an extinct company. Check out this 1973 Saab Sonett III for sale for $3600 in Sweet Home, OR (wait, what?).

1973 Saab Sonett III 2 right front

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