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Old 07-29-2014, 08:25 AM   #1181 (permalink)
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I really like this. Wonder what the cd is and what mpg it got.
Is it a Saab?

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It certainly looks like a slightly longer tail on a Saab 96. Kinda close to the UrSaab.

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I swear that Saab looks chopped, but by the other pictures on Google Images it isn't. The roof starts tapering a lot sooner though.

That wooden streamliner was called Tryane II by its owner. Its mechanicals are Citroen 2CV, and the body is cold molded wood strip construction. Cool stuff, very sleek and lightweight - a good thing with a 2CV drivetrain.
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:00 PM   #1184 (permalink)
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The tail is definitely a Saab 96, from maybe 1964 like this one. That would explain the license plate too. It looks chopped because the rear passenger side windows were replaced with smaller versions, maybe from a 92. The rain gutter along the side windows is more like a 96 than a 92 or 93. But the rear window seems to be from a Saab 93 (see pic below) or maybe a 92. The front end I can't find. It's distinctive grill and headlights configuration seems most like a late forties or fifties Saab 92, maybe. But I can't find it.


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I think the tail looks stretched. As I recall our 96's rear had more taper immediately aft the rear wheels, while this example's rear appears to retain its full width right to the bumper.

That isn't a 96 backlight, and the rear side windows aren't SAAB 9X anything that I can tell. This appears to be a melange of different models from the SAAB lineup, mostly 96, and a couple of oddballs.
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I really like this. Wonder what the cd is and what mpg it got.
Knowing it started as a Saab 96 or similar Saab from the early 1960s, I found this "Saab History" website that says it had a Cd 0.32 (stock). I would bet this specimen might be a little lower (pun intended).
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The bronze lowrider is "Helga", a Saab 96 V4 from the 1970's, customized by Jari Luoma in Finland. The roof is definitely chopped, but I can't figure out how. The rear side windows are definitely not Saab at all and the rear window MAY be an early Saab 92 but I think its custom too. The trunk is full of pneumatics for the air suspension.

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1937 Lancia Aprilia Berlinetta Aerodynamica Concept by Pininfarina

I stumbled upon the Forgotten Concept Cars posts on Opposite Lock, a part of Jalopnik. The series begins with the 1930s. Links to entries for the other decades and years are at the bottom of each post.


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