Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 19:50:43 +0000 (UTC) From: azbnospam.ac.uk (Andrew Robert Breen) Subject: Re: Why the number 9?
In article <C215FDDC.7B02%pjghnospamyonder.co.uk>, Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> wrote: >in article espfmc$eic0$1nospam.aber.ac.uk, Andrew Robert Breen at >azbnospam.ac.uk wrote on 08/03/2007 17:04: > >> Later: It becomes a recognisable "tag" for a SAAB. Other makers do the >> same. All three-figure numbers with a middle "0" are trademarked by >> Peugeot, which is why Porsche were forced to re-label their 901.. > >I know this is true, so it make you wonder how SAAB got to use 900 moniker >for (x0x) for nearly 20 years. Apologies - should have been "three figure numbers with a middle 0 /only/', as I gather Pug hadn't annexed numbers with a terminating 0 - I have no idea why, incidently. On thinking about it, the Pug-getting-all y0x numbers dosn't fit with Bristol marketing the 400-409 series, which must have overlapped with the Pug y0x series by the end. Maybe Pug were unwilling to offend a firm which had attack aeroplanes in easy reach. Come to think of it, that may explain the SAAB 900... -- Andy Breen ~ Not speaking on behalf of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth "When I was young I used to scintillate now I only sin 'til ten past three" (Ogden Nash)