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 was a little girl. And now they're in Veracruz. Oh, and their engine builder, Niklas Enander, managed to wrest 90 horsepower out of the 850cc 3-cylinder two-stroke. It originally had a whopping 38. Here's to hoping the Pearl holds together all the way to the Texas border.


La Carrera Panamericana: The Pearl is Ready to Rock [Internal]