The SAAB 93 GT750 : 1958 – 1960

Posted on 26. Nov, 2008 by in 1950-1959, 2000-2009, 93



Photo Credit: Saab Automobile USA

In April of 1958, the Saab 93 GT750 (Gran Turismo) was introduced as a celebration to SAAB’s rally history.

The 93 GT750 was outfitted in both 93B and 93F models while featuring extra rally lights, chrome plated hubcaps as well as side moldings and GranTurismo emblems all around.

This model was the second production vehicle for SAAB and came equipped with the following specifications:

Exterior: 2-door body with front hinged doors, single windscreen, larger rear window, larger luggage space with opening lid, option for textile roof, four seats, 810kg/1,786 lbs, painted in Torreador Red, Gray, White, Black with red trim, Blue and Blue-Grey including mudguards on rear wheels.

Interior: Four Seats.

Chassis: Unitary, independent front & rear suspension, coil and wishbones, anti-roll bar, shock absorbers, hydraulic drum brakes, single circuit braking, rack and pinion steering and a 36.4 liter tank with tires of 5.20 x 15 with 4″ rim.

Engine: Transverse three-cylinder, 786cc 45hp with aluminum cylinder head and cast iron block, 4-bearing crankshaft, Solex 40AIC downdraught carburettor fan, thermostat and circulating cooling pump and larger capacity cooling system with freewheel.

Transmission: Front-Wheel Drive, 3 Geared on the column manual shifter with saxomat clutch.

Dimensions:

Wheelbase 248.8cm
Front Track 122cm
Rear Track 122cm
Ground Clearance 15cm/6″
Turning Circle (L) 10.8m/35.5′, (R) 10.5m/34′
Length 401cm/158″
Width 157cm/62″
Height 147cm/58″
Performance Max Speed 75mph/120kph
14.1mph@1,000 rpm
Acceleration 0-60mph 33.9secs
Standing Mile 24.9secs
Average Fuel Consumption 32.4mpg (test)

Global Production:

Model Year – Units

1958 – ?
1959 – ?
1960 – ?

605 Built, 546 delivered to the United States.

A total of 52,731 Saab 93s were made from 1955-1960.

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One Response to “The SAAB 93 GT750 : 1958 – 1960”

  1. Tim Winker

    30. Oct, 2009

    Saab offered several options to upgrade the GT-750, including a 2-barrel Solex downdraft carburetor designated 44 P-11. Very few GT-750s remain because most were used in rallying and racing. And used hard!

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