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Time warp Saab at CCA sale

1978 Saab

A VERY special and rare 1978 Saab 96L Souvenir V4, the very last one made for the UK market, will be going under the hammer in Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) Christmas sale, taking place on Saturday (December 5) at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa.

This important Saab is number 150 of 150 right-hand drive model 96 V4s produced for the UK, with a certificate present from Saab themselves to confirm this. It has covered a mere 3,010 miles from new in total, with the present vendor enjoying 1,000 miles of these.

This Saab 96L is in amazing, factory original condition throughout with the Cardinal red paint, unique to this last UK batch of cars, gleaming. Said to drive perfectly with everything working, including its free-wheel, it has also won club show awards on its rare outings.

The innovative Saab 96 was in production for 13 years and was renowned for its strength and design attributes, highlighted by international rally successes in the hands of the late Eric Carlsson.

Other low-mileage classics joining the Saab at the auction include a barn-find 1980 MGB, with just 181 miles from new, and a highly original 1975 Volkswagen 1300 Beetle showing just 8,762 miles.

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