NEW SOC GB Logo Small

Orio Web Shop

 

99 Turbo

The Saab 99 Turbo made its world debut in September 1977 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.  Its place in automotive history assured, as the first mass-production turbocharged car. 

It was also a major turning point for Saab, sending them off in a new direction.  No other manufacturer at the time had anything that could compete.  It offered a unique combination of Safety, Space, Performance and Utility all wrapped up in a nicely compact package.  The fact that its running costs were also more than acceptable was just icing on the cake.  These features were to prove a benchmark for Saab for many years to come.

The standard Saab 99 was so thoroughly engineered from the outset, with double wishbone front suspension, excellent brakes and a strong, forgiving chassis, helped to make the Turbo the instant success that it was. 

At its launch in early 1978, just the 3-door was available in the UK and, like the Model T Ford, was available only in black.  There were limited runs of both 2-door and 5-door variants, however there are very few of the latter left.  The 2-door model appears to have fared somewhat better than the earlier cars, and there are more of them to choose from.

 

Our 99 Turbo Registrar, Chris Foxley, is almost as well-known as his immaculate 3-door turbo which he has owned since the late 1970s.  Chris will be delighted to help with any 99 turbo queries you may have.

Contact the Registrar

 

SOC Event Calendar

Sun Oct 29 @14:00 - 04:00PM
Essex Saab Group Meet
Wed Nov 01 @08:00 -
South West Saab Monthly Meet
Thu Nov 02 @19:00 - 10:00PM
East Anglia Saab Monthly Meet
Tue Nov 07 @19:30 - 10:00PM
Dragon Saab Monthly Meet
Sun Nov 26 @14:00 - 04:00PM
Essex Saab Group Meet

Classifieds

Classic 900i for Restoration
2nd Hand eSID 22nd Hand eSID 2
05-10-2017 10:26:40Parts for Current ModelsGBP £60 + P&P
eSID - extended Saab Information Display
Towbar for 9-5
03-10-2017 19:08:16Parts for Current ModelsFor Sale
Unused Towsure towbar
Saab 9-3 Vector 1.8t Convertible, Glacier Blue wit ...
Saab 900 GLSSaab 900 GLS
03-09-2017 17:59:17Older models for SaleGBP 9,995 ono
Rare and unique opportunity - less than 10,000 mil ...
SOC Banner

Search the Site

Go to top