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The Saab Project Designs by Model

Posted on 28. Jun, 2008 by .

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As a follow-up to the previous writeup on the past and present Saab designers and their achievements, it was necessary to include a chronological up-to-date listing of Saab projects both production and concepts.

This listing includes each Saab project, year introduced along with each designer and/or engineer that contributed to the given project.

This list is a work-in-progress, so any additions and/or modifications that you see necessary below, please add your comments to ensure correctness and accuracy.

Photo Credits: Saab Automobile

Design Contributions by Model

SAAB Scandia 90 (1946-1958)

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Bror Bjurströmer

SAAB 91 (1947-1966)

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A.J. Andersson

SAAB 92001 (Prototype) (1946/1947)

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Sixten Sason

Gunnar Ljungström

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The Ursaab Emblem

Posted on 09. Aug, 2007 by .

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ursaab_logo_small_300.jpgThe Ursaab Prototype, the fist SAAB automobile, was designed in 1946 before SAAB Automobile became officially incorporated in 1947 as an automobile manufacturer.

There has been a lot of mystique about the emblem that has prompted questions to be asked concerning what the symbolism of what the logo meant and why exactly it looks the way it does. With the e-mails that I have received lately since the recent introduction of the Saab official pin collection available at Elkparts., I realized that it made sense to bring this topic to light.

According to the book “Saab The First 40 Years“, published in 1987, it indicates that the origins of the emblem of the Ursaab 92001 prototype are from the Auto Union, but that is where the trail ends.

I would like to ask the question to the collective Saab Community if you have been priveledged with the information as to what influenced the design of the Ursaab Prototype emblem to make it look like it does and what Auto Union they are specifically speaking of and if this same Auto Union exists today, presumably in Sweden?

If you could provide your responses in the comments below, I would greatly appreciate as would the many folks who have sent me e-mails ascertaining information pertaining to the makeup of the 92001 URSAAB emblem design.

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Saab solutions to minimizing lift since 1947

Posted on 01. Apr, 2007 by .

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Photo Credit: Saab Automobile

As a follow-up to the previous posting on Saab’s drag coefficients as early as 1947 with the Saab model 92, I have decided to provide information that covers the approaches that Saab has integrated to also successfully minimize lift.

This list is to provide additional lift-minimizing elements “outside of” the actual body design of the Saab models that I mentioned earlier on aerodynamics and drag coefficients.

If you have any additions, please post your comments to this post along with your e-mail address if you have photographs and any other relevant information.

Photo Credits: Saab Automobile

Saab 92 (1947-1956) –

Saab 93 (1956-1959) –

Saab 94 (1956 Sonett I) –

Saab 95 (1959-1978)
*Rear Roof spoiler
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Saab 96 (1960-1980)
* spoiler added what year and were there variations successful or not?
* Front air dam
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Saab 97(SonettII/V4 1966-1969) (SonettIII 1970-1974) –

Saab 99 (1969-1984)
* Rear spoilers for coupe and sedan respectively.
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* Front Air Dam
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Saab 900
(1979-1993/94)
* Rear Rubber Spoiler for Hatch, Sedan & Convertible models respectively.
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* Rear Rubber tipped fiberglass Whale-Tail Spoiler for hatch models.

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* Air-Flow Kit
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* Front lower air dam

Saab 9000CC (1985-1992)
* Full wrap-around rear rubber spoiler 1985 only
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* Standard rear-deck rubber spoiler
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* Fiberglass Bridge Spoiler
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* Front Spoiler
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* Air Flow Kit
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Saab 9000CD
(1988-1993)
* Air Flow Kit
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* Fiberglass spoiler

Saab 9000CS (1993-1998)
* Fiberglass Standard spoiler
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* Fiberglass Bridge spoiler

Saab NG 900 (1994-1998)
* Rear Rubber Spoiler
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* Rear Fiberglass spoiler with rubber tip
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* Rubber Spoiler (Convertible)
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* Front Spoiler
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Saab 9-3 (1999-2002)
*Rear Spoiler
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* Rear Fiberglass pedestal Spoiler
*Rising Spoiler (Viggen only)

Saab 9-3 Convertible (1999 – 2003, 2004- )
* Rear Spoiler
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Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan (2003 –
*Rear Spoiler
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*Rear Aero Spoiler
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Saab 9-3 SportCombi (2005 –
* Rear Roof Spoiler

Saab 9-5 (1999 –
* Front Lip Spoiler
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* Rear Bridge Spoiler
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* Rear Pedestal Spoiler
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Saab 9-5 SportCombi (2000-
* Rear Roof Spoiler
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Saab 9-2x (2005-2006)

Saab 9-7x (2005 –

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Saab Automobile 60th – Geneva Motor Show 2007

Posted on 09. Mar, 2007 by .

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The last of three videos in a series by Lowe Brindfors of Sweden, covers the 60th Anniversary of Saab Automobile by Gunilla Gustavs, Manager of Product Communications at the recent 2007 Geneva Motor Show.

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The Origin of Saab’s Number 9

Posted on 30. Nov, 2006 by .

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The original of SAAB using the numerical nomenclature 9, is that this number was an indication that the project was a non-military, but a civilian project.

The SAAB Scandia 90 (pictured above) was the first civilian project, followed by the SAAB Safir 91, then finally the automobile being SAAB 92001 in 1946, and the beginning of production models with the SAAB 92. Here is a list of all of the the projects from the beginning until the present.

For more information about these models, please visit our “Saab designs by model number” reference list.



90 SCANDIA
91 Safir (Aircraft)
92001
92
93
94 Sonett I
95
96
97 Sonett II & III
98 Prototype
99
90
900
9000
9-5
9-3
9-X
9-2X
9-3X
9-4X
9-6X (cancelled)
9-7X

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