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Saab 92


1950 Saab 92 Martin Bergstrand

Saab 92 is an automobile from Saab. Full-scale production started 12 December 1949. The engine was a water-cooled two-cylinder, two-stroke 764 cc, 25 hp thermo siphon engine based on a DKW design giving a top speed of 105 km/h. The gearbox had three gears, the first unsynchronised. All Saabs made were green, according to some sources because they had a surplus of green from the wartime production of aeroplanes.

Only 700 of the model year 1950 was made. In 1951 the German VDO instruments was replaced by American Stewart-Warner components. In 1953 it evolved into 92B with much larger rear window and larger luggage space. It was now available in grey, blue-grey, black and green. In 1954 the Saab 92 got the new Solex 32BI carburettor and a new ignition coil giving 28 hp. The US headlights were replaced with Hella units. Another novelty was that that a textile roof (semi-cab) was offered as an option. The colour maroon was also introduced this year. In 1955 it got an electric fuel pump and square rear lamps installed in the rear wings. The colours were grey, maroon and the new moss green. Saab 93 was introduced in December 1955, but both were produced at the same time. The last 92 was assembled in late 1956/early 1957. Two new colours, grey-green and beige, were available. A total of 20 128 Saab 92 were made.


Saab 92B 1956 Martin Bergstrand

Should not be confused with Saab 9-2.

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