The SAAB 96 MC850 : 1966-1967

Posted on 26. Nov, 2008 by in 2000-2009, 96

Photo Credit: William ‘Chip’ Lamb

The SAAB 96 Monte-Carlo 850 (MC850) was created in 1966 and 1967 to show homage to Erik Carlsson and Pat Moss for their victorious rallying circuits they won at the Monte Carlo rallies and the incredible press they provided to SAAB.

The SAAB 96 MC850 had a sport chassis and an 850cc engine as well as other appointments.

This model for SAAB came equipped with the following specifications:

Exterior: Saloon, two doors, five seats, 813kg/1,792 lbs. Long Nose, with rally lights.

Interior:

1966 MY Woolen Cloth Interior, Standard Seat Belts, Wood & Horn Ring on Steering Wheel, Larger Rear View Mirror, Raised Seats and Better HVAC, New Instrument Panel with round cluster & darker interior color, New Instrumentation including tachometer

1967 MY Woolen Cloth Interior, Standard Seat Belts, Wood & Horn Ring on Steering Wheel, Larger Rear View Mirror, Raised Seats and Better HVAC, New Instrument Panel with round cluster & darker interior color, New Instrumentation including tachometer, New 3-Point Seat Belts

Chassis:

Internal steel body shell, independent front suspension, coil springs and wishbones with anti-roll bars, beam axle, coil rear springs, telescopic shock absorbers, hydraulic drum brakes, single circuit braking, rack and pinion steering, 39.78 litre fuel tank, 5.00/5.20×15 tyres, 4″ rim.
Dimensions

Engine:

1966 MY Three-cylinder longitudinally mounted, 70x73mm, 850ccTriple-Carburretor with higher output and fuel consumption as well, Monte Carlo 850
1967 MY Same

Transmission:

Front-wheel drive, three-speed gearbox, hypoid bevel final drive, 5.43:1. Four-speed gearbox, Saxomat.

Dimensions:

Wheelbase 248.9cm/98″
Front Track 122cm/48″
Rear Track 122cm/48″
Ground Clearance 17.8cm/7″
Turning Circle (L) 10.29m/33.75′, (R) 10.74m/35’25”
Length 402.6cm/158.5″
Width 157.5cm/62″
Height 147cm/58″
Performance Max Speed 75.3 mph/120.88 kph
Acceleration 0-60 mph 25.6 secs
Standing Mile 23.6 secs
Average Fuel Consumption 32.3mpg (test)

Global Production:

Model Year – Units

1966 MY
1967 MY

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6 Responses to “The SAAB 96 MC850 : 1966-1967”

  1. sunil sachdev

    13. May, 2009

    Dear Sir,
    Fyi I am an owner of a SAAB 96(1964 year of registration – 2 stroke 841cc vehicle. My vehicle is still in running condition and recently refurbish the vehicle. Any takers??or offers??

    Regards
    Sunil Sachdev
    Malaysia
    6016-3332385 mobile number

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  2. Bob Norton

    26. Feb, 2010

    I had the same car in yellow from about 1967 to 1970. I loved that car. I sold it to some guy in New Jersey and never saw it again. For that matter I never saw the same car in yellow ever again. I wish I had it today. I still have dreams about finding that car. It was special

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  3. Ed Golitko

    22. Apr, 2010

    Had a 67 Red one and have the steering wheal as it was totaled one evening by a drunk driver. This was by far the most unique car I have ever ownes.

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  4. Max Belz

    15. May, 2010

    Hello,

    I came across this Saab 96 abandoned in a backyard.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/23214829@N00/4587465476/

    Is it a 66 or a 67? Thanks for the help.

    Max Belz

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  5. Bob Norton

    17. May, 2010

    Max
    It looks like a 66

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  6. Robert

    20. Oct, 2010

    Correction.. 1965 first year for MC850. I own one.

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