Yes, You Can Build a Sick Vintage Rally Car - AFTER/DRIVE
Ever wanted to go back in time, when screaming two-stroke Saabs were the
kings of rally? Find out how you can, with Bruce Turk, Saab jedi-master and
vintage rally dude.
On the car's specs Bruce adds: "It now has a 850cc three cylinder two
stroke motor that started life as a 750cc but the block was bored out to
850cc. It has Monte Carlo 850 pistons, a GT 750 crank shaft, a dual Solex
"Super kit Carb, lightened flywheel, heavy duty clutch (extra springs
added) fully ported intake and Exhaust
ports to rally spec II specifications and a Spec II rally 4 speed Saab gear
box which is very rare I might add... Oh, estimated HP is 60 BHP"
If money were no object, what vintage car (of any era) would you most want
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SAABs of the Mid-Atlantic Spring Meet 2013
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SAABs of the Mid-Atlantic 2013 Summer Meet - April 7th, 2013
This was our 5th meet, with over 50 SAABs attending!
Thanks everyone who attended!
Song: Florida - Good Feeling Instrumental
JZW TUNING VOLVO S60R CAVALLI TURBO
Finally getting started on the S60R Cavalli turbo kit. Its going to be a good one ! LIttle
teaser of the sound of this bad boy. LC working better with the bigger turbo too. Let the tuning begin !
Saab Sonett is a Two-Stroke Heirloom
Few Americans think twice nowadays about buying a foreign-branded car,
whether from Europe or Asia. Toyota is the biggest selling marque in the
world and Volvo long ago captured the hearts of safety-conscious soccer
moms. In the 1960s, however, Japan was an anthill on the automotive
landscape and a car-buyer in America needed either a few extra dollars or a
touch of eccentricity to cruise around town in a European car -- unless,
that is, they happened to be the Roberts family of northern Florida, USA.
Mr. Glenn Roberts was born to Australian parents who spent their youth
driving an eclectic mix of cars around Sydney and Hong Kong and who thus
saw no reason to change their habits when they settled in Florida in the
1950s. In 1967, they special-ordered a silver Saab Sonett II from a Florida
dealer and, as a result, Glenn spent his childhood riding to school not in
Detroit's muscle cars of the 1960s and '70s but in a 1500-pound Swedish
sports car with a 70 horsepower, two-stroke
The Sonett has followed Glenn through life. In 1980, when he was eighteen
years old, Glenn bought the car from his parents for $300 and, with the
help of his father, gave the car enough energy to carry Glenn through
college and into adulthood. In 2004, Glenn rewarded the car for its loyalty
with a full restoration, after which he gave it back to his parents to
enjoy when he moved to Australia for work. Now back in Glenn's California
garage, the Sonnet gets plenty of time along the coast and through the
Even on today's American streets—filled with cars of all shapes, sizes,
and nationalities—Glenn's Sonnet still draws plenty of puzzled looks,
which suits Glenn just fine.
"It's part of my passion," says Glenn. "I look for the odd stuff."