1974 Saab 96 V4

Lot: 186

Sold for (£): 4,187
Offered for sale is a 1.5L 1974 Saab 96 V4 manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 96 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A beautifully restored 1974 Saab 96 V4. Benefiting from a restoration, which includes we are told a new floor, new sills, new suspension, new tyres, new brakes, bumpers re chromed, new windscreen, new headlights, new radiator, new exhaust. Showing a unwarranted mileage of 58,876 miles.  

The history of the V4 model is a most interesting one, the V4 was Saab's first 4-stroke engine, but it was actually made by Ford in Germany. It replaced the two strokes in the mid 1960s and carried on in production until 1980. Renowned as a rugged, torquey engine, it gained a reputation for reliability, longevity and performance, helped of course by Saab's rallying successes. 96 V4s won the RAC rally in 1968 and 1971, among many other international successes. 

This particular 1974 Saab 96 V4 offered today has been painstakingly restored and is a credit to the vendor, the inside of the car on the face of it is in timewarp condition, with its orignal interior fitted. These cars are becoming more collectable, they have a lovely retro feel about them. Viewing of this car is highly recommended. 

Lot Details

Registration: WDY597M RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1974 Engine size: 1.5L
Make: Saab Odometer reading (miles): 58876
Model: 96 V4 MOT expiry: 2015-09-01
Warranted: No Chassis number: 96742011982

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 96 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Not concourse but very good


Door-cards: Carpets:
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Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Looks great


Gears: Drive-shaft:



Running Gear

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Vehicle History

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history