Så nätt den är: ’71 SAAB Sonett
A bunch of SAAB engine designers and enthusiasts formed a limited research-and-development team to build a small sports car, with a total budget of only 75,000 kroner. It became known as the Sonett, a name derived from the Swedish phrase Så nätt den är – How neat is it. The Sonett 1 – only six were made. The Sonett II had better success building 258 units. They felt they were limiting the market by using the 2-stroke engine so plans were rushed into play to adapt Ford’s V-4 engine for the next version.
The next version, no one was happy with because the engine hood had a huge bubble to accommodate the V-4. It was off center so the driver could not see straight ahead. The crazy Americans liked it and the Sonett had a loyal following. The Sonett does have some unique features like a fiberglass body, high back buckets, roll bar, and front wheel drive. The Sonett III was designed by Coggiolo and modified to fit the current chassis. It actually looks interesting today, particularly the pre-73 versions with normal sized bumpers. And that is what we have here to day. The seller is a person of a few words but we like what is said. This is an original, unrestored car with a scant 34,500 miles. It is said to be in total roadworthy condition. The photos give the impression the seller is truthful. It looks great but verify. Contact the seller by clicking here.