The second of April, in Sweden is known as Gudmund day. It is known from the old times when the Germanic language was spoken in the region and refers to the day when God offered protection. It was also on this very day in 1964 that the project to make a large-size car was initiated by Saab’s management and given a secret name – Project Gudmund. The model in the making was Saab 99.
The new 1.7 litre Slant-4 engine was installed at a 45° angle and the Saab 99 was launched.
A turbocharged version introduced later in 1977 had low-speed torque. This is generally difficult for turbocharged cars, but Saab overcame this issue by developing a ‘closed’ loop catalyst system that consisted of an electronic fuel injection system and a special oxygen sensor (technically known as lambda sensor) in the exhaust manifold. This new variant was the Saab 99 Turbo Kombi Coupe.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|