1978 Saab 96L Souvenir V4

Lot: 175

Sold for (£): 12,000
Offered for sale is a 1.5L 1978 Saab 96L Souvenir manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 108 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Just 3,010 miles... and the very last 96 V4 made for the UK market.

This important 1978 Saab 96L 'Souvenir' V4 is No 150 of the last No 150 right-hand drive Model 96 V4 produced for G.B. with a certificate present from Saab themselves to confirm this. 

It has only covered a mere 3,000 miles since new in total, with the present vendor enjoying a pleasurable 1,000 miles of these. The Saab 96 was legendary for its strength & design were well highlighted by International Rally successes in the hands of the recently late great Eric Carlsson.'

This Saab 96L 'Souvenir' V4 is described as not a restored car but factory original. The underside is said to be as clean as the top! The Cardinal Red paint colour was unique to this last UK batch of cars. New tyres matching the original spec were fitted last year as the original tyres were displaying light cracks. A new (old stock) exhaust was fitted about two years ago.

Said to drive perfectly with everything working, including its free-wheel, as it should. The vendor enthusiastically informs us it has also won Club show awards on its rare outings.

This car has been residing in Ireland for the last couple of years and is currently Irish registered, so it will need a fresh UK MoT certificate and NOVA form filling in, ready for it to be re-registered in the UK. The vendor thinks that its original reg (UKU 96S) may well be available from the DVLA.




Lot Details

Registration: 78-C-40014 was UKU 96S RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1978 Engine size: 1.5L
Make: Saab Odometer reading (miles): 3010
Model: 96L Souvenir MOT expiry: 2015-03-17
Warranted: No Chassis number: 96773994018

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 108 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Very good for age. Save for a small dent on top of rear n/s wing caused by an object falling on top of it whilst in my garage. Paint unbroken though.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Very good for age. 


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Very good. 


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Very good. 

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Very good. 


Minor: Major:


Very good. 

Vehicle History


See cars history file, MoTs etc. etc. This car is No 150 of the last 150 Saab 96 V4's produced for G.B. and has a signed Saab cert to confirm same. Original & appropriate reg number of UKU 96S should still be available to reclaim from the DVLA.

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