This Saab 96 Sounds Like a Superbike

We wish more cars had two-stroke engines.

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Brian Silvestro

The Saab 96 of the 1960s is different than most road cars in that it uses a three-cylinder two-stroke engine, something more akin to motorcycles. The high-pitched buzz reminds us of a superbike, rather than your average vintage economy car.

This one, owned and driven by Bruce Turk, has been modified for stage rally, and has an exhaust mounted to the roof. It still retains that unique crackle though, and we can't get enough of it. Here, listen for yourself.

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