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Saab 93
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Saab 93
Overview
ManufacturerSaab Automobile
Also called
  • Saab 93b
  • Saab 93f
Production1956-1960
AssemblySweden: Trollhättan (Trollhättan Assembly)
DesignerSixten Sason
Body and chassis
ClassSmall family car (C)
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutLongitudinal front-engine, front-wheel drive
DoorsSuicide doors
Related
Powertrain
Engine750 cc Saab 2-stroke I3 (gasoline)
Transmission3-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,489 mm (98.0 in)
Length4,007 mm (157.8 in)
Width1,581 mm (62.2 in)
Height1,448 mm (57.0 in)
Kerb weight787 kg (1,735 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorSaab 92
SuccessorSaab 96

The Saab 93, pronounced ninety three, is the second production automobile that was manufactured by Saab. Styled by Sixten Sason, it was first presented on December 1, 1955. The 93 was powered by a longitudinally-mounted three-cylinder 748 cc Saab two-stroke engine giving 33 hp (25 kW). The gearbox had three gears, the first unsynchronised. In order to overcome the problems of oil starvation on overrun (engine braking) for the two-stroke engine, a freewheel device was fitted. In 1957, two-point seatbelts were introduced as an option. The 93 was the first Saab to be exported from Sweden, with most exports going to the United States. A Saxomat clutch and a cabrio coach (large cloth sunroof) were available as options.

On September 2, 1957 the 93B was introduced. The original two-piece windshield was also replaced with a one-piece windshield.

In 1957, Erik Carlsson finished 1st in the Finland Rally in a Saab 93, in 1959 he was 1st in the Swedish Rally, also in a Saab 93. However, Saab was not the first Swedish manufacturer to win the Swedish Rally. Saab's long-standing Swedish rival Volvo had beaten them consecutively in 1957 and 1958 with the PV544.

In late 1959 the 93F was introduced, featuring front-hinged doors from the Saab GT750. 1960 was the last year of production for the 93. The 93 was replaced by the Saab 96, although the two models were sold side by side for the earlier part of the year. A total of 52,731 Saab 93s were made.

Saab Sonett I shared many of its components with the 93.

Motor sport history

1956

  • Wiesbaden Rallye, Germany (June 24, 1956)
  • Rally Viking, Norway
  • Rikspokalen, Sweden
  • Scandiatrofén, Sweden
    • 1st Erik Carlsson and Carl-Magnus Skogh (shared)
  • Tour d'Europe Continental
  • Tulpen Rally, The Netherlands
    • 2nd Sture Nottorp and Charlie Lohmander
    • 3rd Gunnar Bengtsson and Sven Zetterberg
    • 7th Bengt Jonsson and Sölve Relve

1957

  • Mille Miglia, Turismo Preparato 750 cc, Italy
    • 1st Charlie Lohmander and Harald Kronegård
  • GAMR - Great American Mountain Rallye, US
    • 1st Bob Wehman and Louis Braun, US
    • 1st Best marque team
    • 6th Rolf Mellde and Morrow Mushkin
    • 17th Jerry Jankowitz and Doris Jankowitz
  • 1000 Lakes Rally, Finland
    • 1st Erik Carlsson
    • 1st Best marque team Erik Carlsson, Carl Otto Bremer, Harald Kronegård
    • 1st Finnish champion, Carl Otto Bremer
  • Rallye Adriatique, Yugoslavia
    • 1st R M Hopfen
  • Lime Rock Rally, US
    • 1st Bob Wehman
  • Rikspokalen, Sweden
    • 1st Carl-Magnus Skogh
  • Finnish Snow Rallye, Finland
    • 2nd Erik Carlsson
  • Acropolis Rally Greece
    • 2nd Henri Blanchoud
  • Rallye Atlas-Oasis, Morocco
    • 2nd Harald Kronegård and Leonce Beysson

1959

1960

  • Finnish Snow Rallye, Finland
    • 1st Carl Otto Bremer

2008

2010

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