The SAAB 93F : 1959 – 1960

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


Photo Credit: Saab Automobile AB

In late 1959 the 93F was introduced, following the 93B which featured front-hinged doors hence the designation of ‘F’ for front hinged doors.

The 93F marked the final year of production for the 93 and included the ability for SAAB to sell the remaining parts inventory prior to the new model launch.

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 33hp 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.

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


Wheelbase 244.8cm/97″
Front Track 122cm/48″
Rear Track 122cm/48″
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

1959 – ?
1959 – ?

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

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2 Responses to “The SAAB 93F : 1959 – 1960”

  1. Jim Burke

    09. Jan, 2010

    Thanks for the pictures and info.
    My father bought a new ’60 93 when I was a baby.
    He removed the rear seat and put in a playpen for me and my younger brother. [Don’t tell Ralph Nader.]
    I always knew when my fathers was coming home by the distinct two-stroke exhaust notes.
    He forgot to mix oil with the gasoline and ruined the motor.
    Got it rebuilt. Later, in the mid – 60’s , he and a cousin were sitting at a traffic light and got rear ended by a drunk lady in a Cadillac. The Saab was pushed into the car ahead and front and rear where heavily damaged, but no one in the car was seriously hurt.
    After the oil crisis in ’73 we bought a new ’72 99 and several more 99’s and 900’s.

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  2. Anders

    01. Apr, 2012

    The SAAB 93F was launched in late 1959 as 1960-model. It was manufactured in only some 600 units.In the same year, 1960, the SAAB 96 was launched.

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