The great Swede Erik Carlsson, the man who helped establish Saab’s rally career (and the Saab mythos itself) passed away today.

Hemmings has a very sweet obituary to the man, who got his start buying a Saab off of a farmer and tearing ass around the local and then-unrestricted roads. Read it here. Autosport has another obit right here as well.

Carlsson was 86.

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