After months of corporate and financial setbacks that included countless twists, Saab was officially declared bankrupt
Rather than pointing fingers and highlighting the bad decisions that eventually doomed the Swedish automaker, we at Auto123.com have decided to pay tribute to five memorable Saab models that conquered the hearts of many consumers and enthusiasts.
5. Saab 99
Produced from 1968 to 1984, the Saab 99 was available as 4- and 5-door sedans as well as 2- and 3-door coupes. We particularly remember the 145 hp, 1977 99 Turbo which elevated Saab to the top of the industry as far as turbocharged vehicles were concerned.
The 99 benefited from several innovations including headlight wipers and self-repairing bumpers that withstood collisions up to 8 km/h.
Overall, 588,643 units were sold during the car's 16-year existence.