Feature: Saab Sonett III
|The first time I had ever heard of a Saab Sonett was in the first season of Top Gear America, when Adam Ferrara interviewed Buzz Aldrin. I thought it was kind of a cool looking car when the picture flashed up on screen.|
|It just so happened that one of the guys who used to hang out with my car club owned one of these, as well as an old 900.|
|Having known almost nothing of the Sonett, other than that it existed, I was eager to talk to the owner about it. So, as you would expect, I was rather intrigued by what was under the hood.|
|The Sonett III, from 1971 - 1974, used the Ford Taunus V-4 engine. This example is a 1.7L making about 65hp.|
|The interior looks deceptively spacious. Until you see the steering wheel. Before this car, I can't say as I'd ever seen a dashboard like that.|
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