Project Gudmund: ’77 SAAB 99GL
We have featured quite a few SAABs before but they were mostly Sonnets and the jellybean shaped 96. It doesn’t take much to figure out the 99 replaced the 96. The Swedes wanted SAAB to produce a larger car and the project began back in ’65 on Gudmund’s Day, hence the clever name of the project. The 99 was first shown on November 22, 1967 and the first production cars came in autumn 1968. The 99 went through almost a decade of refinement before today’s example was built. We don’t see these early 99 notchback 2-doors often and they have a very interesting look to them. Clearly styling wasn’t high on the list but it is very definitely Swedish looking. The seller says this could very well be a car with approximately 65,000 miles on it. The speedometer broke but not long ago and the car does have records to support the claim. It was restored 3-years ago and the seller says it is turn-key. They all do so budget some money for benchmarking the vitals when you take possession. We aren’t sure about the Inca wheels and would probably take the seller up on his offer to swap them for steelies. And we would lose the big rubber bumpers and go au natural because…it is a 4-speed car, so this is a good candidate for a rally/event car? It is very comfortable, somewhat rare, sturdy and great in all kinds of weather. Sounds like an array of lights on the front is in order. The asking price is $6,950. Click here for the listing.