1969 Saab 96 V4 Deluxe
- Condition: Used
- Make: Saab
- Model: Other
- SubModel: deluxe
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: 96 V4 Deluxe
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 101,500
- VIN: 535355
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: taunus 4 cyl
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: FWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Saab Other deluxeI am selling my beloved vintage 1969 Saab 96 V4 Deluxe. I am moving to New Orleans and having a car with no AC down there and moving it that far is not practical. I saved this car from a filthy garage and also bought a parts car (parts car not included). I had Dennis Sweeney Saab get it back on the road in the spring of 2014 I believe. Since then, I've had regular maintenance and inspections. I've installed a kit that allows the transmission to be easily adjusted to the body (it comes lose over time). A lot of cosmetic work such as badges, paint on the wheels and grill, etc. I've also had the slave cylinder of the clutch replaced.
This is a reliable daily driver with no known mechanical issues. It has wear and tear as it is not a trailer queen, but an actual driver. The only thing that doesn't work is the horn and I believe that is the switch on the column that is faulty.
I have attached several pictures, some of which are from the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, which is a great event here in Pittsburgh. People love this car and think it's some high priced auto when they see it.
On the negative side, it has some small rust holes in the floor pans, but it doesn't have rust issues that make it structurally weak. I have never taken it out in the winter and it has resided in my garage while winterized every year.
It barks the tires in second gear still, even though it's unrestored. I'll try to post some more interior pics soon.
Approx. 101,500 miles (can't be for sure, but seems right)
Ford V4 Taunus engine (hand built in Germany and lasts forever)
4 stroke, not a 2 stroke
new auto winding clock that works
new interior lamp that works
fan and heater that work
4 speed transmission on the column that shifts smoothly (takes some practice to learn it)
new brakes and brake lines
rebuilt brake booster
turn signals, lights and gauges all work
Starts and goes every time, even after a winter hiatus
Front wheel drive, handles great
no power steering (was not offered with this model)
early seatbelts (standard)
rear seat that lets down for add'l storage
cig lighter that works (and charges cell phone)
original radio (I'm installing this soon, should work)
turn signals work and lever stays in place and cancels automatically
high beams work
some extra parts
lots of noise and smells and fun driving
All of the parts are readily available via a supplier in Oregon or Ebay or Saab specialty shops.
If you have questions, please let me know. I don't want to sell her, but it's time. It's been fun. Buyer responsible for pickup/shipping, though I will facilitate shipping after full payment if desired.
Kris EmbryOn Jun-17-16 at 06:57:43 PDT, seller added the following information:
Please note that the picture showing the rear of the vehicle shows a wheel that has no hub cap on and is not painted. That is an old picture. All wheels are painted to match the body and the hub caps are all matching and in good condition.
Also, the tires are all new.
added some more photos. You can see some of the bad with some of the good. For example, the bumpers are intact, but not perfect. If you pick it apart up close, sure there are blemishes, but it's a driver.
I honestly don't want you to buy it if you're going to try to make it perfect. I sold a 73 mercedes once and the new owner didn't like the way it shifted. They had the transmission replaced and it shifted the same damn way. It's a solid driver. I'll try to post a youtube video of me driving it.
Also, I intend on installing the radio and two speakers in the back. I also am going to try to have some of the interior done with some vinyl piping/covers. There are some areas where it could be trimmed out a little due to just being old and worn.
The freewheel has been disconnected and I do have a PA title free and clear. In PA it requires a safety inspection only as it is pre 1975. You could always go for the antique plate or classic if you'd like. I just got it on the road and enjoyed it. I've been driving it practically every day over the past month.
Also, the key works on both doors and the trunk and glove compartment. I have the owners manual and a repair manual (rare) that I will include. I have some odds and ends in parts, like a CV boot, but nothing too fancy. I also have a carb rebuild kit that was expensive. I'll include that. Doubt I'll have time to screw with the carb.
I'll try to swap out some photos before long too. They only allow so many for some reason.
I'll post some photos of the engine and engine bay soon. I'll also try to post a video to youtube of it driving and shifting (gotta have a friend hold the camera).
I drove it this morning and sometimes I forget how quick it is. I accidentally barked the tires pulling out through a dangerous intersection. I'm usually gentle with her, but she has more power than you realize sometimes. (this statement is made by a guy that used to drive a diesel wagon that weighed twelve tons though.)
Another couple of notes:
This car was from Alabama. It was owned by a military officer down there and his brother used it without his permission and bumped into the back of a trash truck, which is why I had to install a new grill. It wasn't a bad wreck, just a fender bender, but that's what apparently took it out of commission at one point. I have contact info for a couple of past owners after finding clues in the car. It was owned by an architect at one point too, but I couldn't locate him.
So, if you're worried about rust, this wasn't a snow slosher in Pittsburgh. It spent most of it's Steel City years in a garage in a town called Millvale with an older gentlemen that smoked cigars alongside a kerosene heater and stared at it lovingly.
The windshield wipers work, but currently the lever on the column is loose, so I used a hair band from a Latin lady friend to hold it upright. I would suggest buying a new lever so you can have a functioning horn.
The wiper fluid pump is dead, but I'll replace it. There's a little button that was rigged onto the dash to activate it. It sprays when the pump works.
I've got a favor owed to me by a local guy that does upholstery, so I'm having some of the interior improved this week. I'll try to get it done before this auction ends and post pics. I know that's a gray area remark, but I'm really busy at the moment.
So apparently Ebay will not let me delete and add photos. I called them.
If you want more photos, particularly of the engine, you'll have to request them via message. Also, feel free to swing by and take a look at the car in person.