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Saab 96 V4 SOLD (1974)

Saab 96 V4 SOLD (1974)
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Regular visitors will know that we have a real soft spot for these characterful Swedish saloons, with their unrivalled competition pedigree, and this is definitely our best yet. It is a 96 V4, registered on 1st March 1974 by Hiscock's of nearby Andover to a lady from Stockbridge who paid the sum of 1505.24p. She ran it until 2002, covering just 48,000 miles. It was serviced by Hiscock's each year until 1986, when the service book showed 29,000 miles. It was then dry stored until last year and acquired by a very good friend of ours who is a Saab specialist with 30 years experience of the marque. He recognised how original and unmolested it was and he has carried out a sympathetic light restoration, retaining as much of the car's original features and character as possible. It has also had a full mechanical overhaul and last week passed its first MOT test for 12 years with flying colours. The only advisory was a slightly worn track rod end, which has been replaced.

Finished in handsome Caroliner Blue with matching blue interior, the car appears to remain exactly as it left the showroom. The spare wheel and tyre look as if they have never been on the car! It clearly shows signs of age and use but structurally it is in excellent condition. It is not uncommon for surviving 96s to have very scruffy interiors - mostly because the cars soldiered on long after most of their era had gone to the scrapheap - but this one is in remarkably good order. The brightwork is tidy and the wheels have been shotblasted and powder coated as part of the restoration.

The real pleasure of the car however is the way it drives. The engine is strong and quiet, the gearbox is precise and the brakes are spot on. It steers and handles like a low mileage car and it will more than hold its own in today's traffic. This is a 40-year old you could happily use every day and a truly practical classic.
Price: £4950 As stated
Advert Type: For Sale
Category: Classic Cars
Make: Saab
Model (alt): 96
Year: 1974
Country: UK
Region: Wiltshire
Telephone: 01722 716052
Status: Trade
E-mail: Contact Advertiser via Email
Listing Date: 20-Jan-2014
Ref: C466828