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Old 03-07-2008, 09:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Electric Saab Sonett



Hi everyone,

Do you remember the Saab Sonett? Very cool little sports car in the early seventies.

I have heard some suggestions that it would make a great electric car conversion. The body is fiberglass, it's very light, and front-wheel drive.

I found some videos on an electric Sonett conversion HERE

The best part? This conversion was done about 20 years ago!

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Old 03-07-2008, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's still apretty car.
I wish I had one of mine back.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I met a guy this summer at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association fair who is a Saab collector.

It turns out that he now owns the Sonnet that I was originally going to look at with thoughts of using for an EV conversion.

Small world, eh?
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I saw a 74 Sonnet in an auto trader magazine once. First time I had ever heard of a V4 engine.

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