If you've ever wanted to experience what vintage racing was like in the World Rally Championship, this 1967 Saab 96 might be your best chance. These cars dominated rally stages across the globe in the early 1970s thanks to their lightness and simplicity, and now road-going versions have a cult following. This rare two-stroke-powered model . You should buy it.
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According to the seller, this Saab 96 was last registered in 1985, and hasn't been regularly driven since. It has an astoundingly low 36,208 miles on the clock, and is said to run great, save for a gas tank that needs cleaning. The engine, a two-stroke 841cc three-cylinder sending power to the front wheels, has an upgraded Solex carburetor setup, and makes an entire 46 horsepower. That's not a lot, we know, but considering the 96 weighs less than a Miata, we'd say that's enough to get it out of its own way.
Despite its unrestored condition, the paint and interior look to be in good shape, though the engine bay clearly shows signs of aging. There's also a Netherlands license plate on the front bumper, accompanied by a set of Hella-branded aftermarket fog lights. Rust plagued these cars when they were new, but judging by the seller's pictures, this one seems largely corrosion-free.
The seller currently has this Saab 96 , along with a no reserve auction starting at $6500 with three days remaining. Even if you're not interested Saab's WRC history, this thing would still make for a great entry-level classic you can drive and enjoy. Just remember to add some oil with every fill-up.