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Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 20:56:20 +0200
From: MH <>
Subject: Re: Which year is this SAAB model 96?

>How many strips did the 71 have on the side? I don't have a 71 >brochure, but the 70s all seemed to have two chrome strips. Up to 1970 they had one short trim strip over the wheel openings. http://nospam/the-saab-way/story/picz/42_2.jpg In 1971 this was changed to one strip low on the side, extending to a SAAB badge on the fender http://nospam/the-saab-way/story/picz/46_1.jpg 1971 was also the first year of the 1700 cc engine for the US market (vs earlier 1500 cc, and still for the rest of the world, up to 1980) Looks like your dad's old car was of model year 1971, that means it was actually built between August 1970 and July 1971 -- MH '72 97 '77 96 '78 95 '79 96 '91 900i

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