Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 20:02:09 GMT From: hohnopsamove.se.NO_JUNK_EMAIL (Goran Larsson) Subject: Re: Why the "9XX" designation?
In article <Steinar.Moum-3105991112000001nopsamsit09.uio.no>, Steinar Moum <Steinar.Moumnopsam.uio.no> wrote: > Does somebody know the reasoning behind the "9" in Saabs models? > > It went about like this: > > 92, 93, 96, 95, 99, 900, 9000, 9 small5, 9small3 The civilian production at Saab used numbers starting at 90, out of the way of the military aircraft numbers. 90 Saab Scandia Twin engined passenger plane that was cancelled and sold to Fokker when the Swedish airforce needed more military aircrafts when the cold war started after WWII. 91 Saab Safir Single engined trainer. 92 First car, two cylinder two stroke. 93 Three cylinder two stroke. 94 Sonett I Sports car, two stroke, 6 built. 95 Station waggon. 96 V4 97 Sonett II Sports car, V4, 10219 built. 98 Never released Perhaps it was the number of the car with the 96 front and the 99 Combi Coupe end that was cancelled in favor of the 99 CC? 99 The classic one. 9X Low cost 99 to use up remaining stock of 1.85l engines, chrome bumpers, non halogen lights, et.al. 900 A 99 with longer nose. 340 Twin engined passenger plane. 600 The bastard, better forgotten. 90 A 99 with the 900 sedan end. Ugly. 9000 The one with the ignition lock at the wrong place. 2000 Twin engined passenger plane. 900 The next generation. 9-5 The nice one. 9-3 Bug fix release of NG 900. -- Goran Larsson hoh AT approve DOT se I was an atheist, http://home DOT swipnet DOT se/hoh/ until I found out I was God.