original patina red, 2 owner, no accidents, no damage, Southern California car.

Price: - Item location: Bellingham, Washington, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Saab
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: 2 door
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Deluxe
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 71,285
  • VIN: 497554
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 1700cc V4
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 4 speed
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: red/black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Saab Other Deluxe

original patina red Southern California black plate 2 owner straight, undamaged no accident car.


black 1700 engine w/Sonett lll tall ratio web case 4 speed transmission.

Weber manual choke 2 barrel progressive carb, SAAB factory Sport & Rally manifold.

dual 1 3/4" glass pack exhaust. original front & rear mufflers included.

new balance shaft bearing, rings, mains, rods, seals, gaskets, oil pump, water pump and valve job.

while engine & trans were out, rear trans rubber mount replaced, entire engine bay cleaned & painted in original R2L red paint aswas entire front suspension. all 4 upper A-arm bushings replaced (only one showed some minor wear), front KYB gas pressure shocks.

all brake & clutch hydraulics new or rebuilt (masters, slave, front calipers, 4 steel braided hoses, new discs, new rear cylinders. hand brake works excellent. front alignment too.

a Deluxe has upgrade Monte Carlo style dash w/factory VDO tach, 120 mph w/resettable trip meter, electric clock w/second hand (repaired in 2013 & has since stopped working).

Cibie headlights w/protective clear bubble covers. Bosch fog lamps w/factory dash switches. engine compartment light added.

Sonett lll big radiator w/electric fan replacing the undersized stock radiator that these 1968 V4s originally used from the 2 stroke days. all new radiator & heater hoses & clamps, new alternator belt. new plugs, wires, cap, rotor, points, condenser fired by a Bosch blue coil.

car starts, runs, drives, handles & stops as designed.

1968 V4s were the last year for the earlier 2 stroke quick ratio steering rack. also complete with front sway bar. Goodyear NCT front snow tires, Michelin XZX rears w/good off brand spare. jack & lug wrench w/unique spark plug wrench in clean trunk.

all glass very good w/proper working mechanisms & chrome framed tilt out rear 1/4 windows. stock front seats w/aftermarket covers. Monte Carlo rear seat system & unique removable"stadium seat" cushions for watching those soccer or rally cross bleacher seating Swedish events on those cold/hard winter days. Monte Carlo rear 1/4 interior trim panel hidden pockets for holding your needed beverage bottles also included as are the unique front MC front door panel storage pockets. both plastic front baskets too for extra gear. good, clean carpets & headliner.

all lights, signals, brake, reverse & door jam switch interior lights work properly as do 2 speed wipers (new blades) & electric washers & horn. 2 speed heater/defroster also. undamaged more attractive 1967 front turn signal lenses added w/correct yellow rear lensed too.

alternator, volt regulator, starter cleaned & tested for proper functions & work as designed.

a Deluxe also has the more attractive upgraded Monte Carlo stainless dual side body trims (all intact), all Deluxe emblems, side vent & grille stainless "air plane wings" & pieces great & never damaged. all front & rear bumpers, bumper guards & trunk handle original & show no damage w/very good original chrome.

this car shows no typical structural rust issues. yes, original red paint is faded w/attractive patina. I chose to only do a mechanical & functional repair/restoration on a very good solidcarleaving & showing it's original years of "it's only original once" condition. leaving it up to the next appreciative owner to decide whether to continue it's current look, or to freshen up the factory rally red withvery minordings of body work.it does not show up very clearly in photo,somesmall dings in the trunk lid from a garage cabinet falling on it during the Los Angelesearthquake some decades ago.

the later torquey 1700cc engine upgrade was rebuilt to stock specifications (other than the upgrade 2 bbl weber & dual exhaust) with the original compression ratio to run on any current unleaded & ethanol combination additive gasolines.

Sonett transmission in this car has noticeably peppier performance & better highway cruising capabilities than standard equipped cars without loosing much if any of their known great fuel economy. freewheel has been neutered.

an excellent example of SAAB's glory days of strong, overbuilt, solid, safe, reliable & economical production cars that are known for their race & rally international performances & wins.

this model is on the upswing of desire & collectability by knowledgeable auto enthusiasts. very few nice examples survived the years. this one shows great collector potential.

title & registration are clean & current in Washington State as a "collector vehicle" as it is probably so in other states. odo shows 71285 miles which is probably not correct.

car gets many thumbs ups & comments by both passing admirers & knowledgeable enthusiasts.

offered by a long time knowledgeable SAAB enthusiast that has owned, raced, rallied, restored & loved these unique Swedish humble cars.

enough said.

this 7 day auction endsTuesday December 19that 7:00 PM Pacific Time.

license, taxes, shipping are new owner's responsibility. I can store for a reasonable time while your shipping arrangements are made & can supervise loading.

Questions are better communicated by phone as internet is not instantly available.

Dan ( 360 ) 820-2057 Pacific Coast Time Bellingham Washington 98227

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