Welcome to Found Off The Street, our look at cars usually found on the cape that rust liked so much it decided to summer there; Cape Cod, MA. Today we have a "found off the cape" 1971 Saab 96. »
Detroit: (pronounced /dɪˈtrɔɪt/) A place subject to automatic ridicule from anyone who has never been to the Motor City. Frankly, this ridicule is becoming tiresome. The idea of a vibrant, interesting, exciting Midwestern city is somehow divorced from this 300 year old berg. The complete discounting of Detroit is a… »
The best thing about two-stroke Saab rally cars, besides the Scandanavian dung-beetle styling, is that they sound like they're moving at roughly five to eight times the speed of light when they're well, not exactly going that fast.
Saab 96 2-stroke singing [YouTube]
La Carrera Panamericana: Mothers of…
We ended up finding the website for Nicolina H bert and Anna S rensson's La Carrera effort, the pearl-gray Saab 96 simply down as the Pearl. It turns out that it started with the two women meeting at a party and striking up a conversation, when H bert admitted that she'd dreamed of doing the Mexican road race since she … »
Nicolina Hubert (right) and co-pilot Anna Sorensson are set to run their vintage Saab 96 — bearing the Steinbeckian sobriquet of "The Pearl" — in La Carrera Panamericana. The 96 was famously campaigned in rallies by Erik Carlsson back in the early 1960s and enjoyed a 20-year production run, with the last one trundling… »