Date: 8 Mar 2007 17:04:12 -0000
From: (Andrew Robert Breen)
Subject: Re: Why the number 9?

In article <pdXHh.31991$>, Fat Sam <> wrote: >I've wondered this for a while now. >What's the signifigance to the number 9 in Saabs naming convention? >All their cars seem to feature a number 9 in the title....900, 9000, 93, >95..... Originally: Because the first SAAB car design followed on from the SAAB 91 Safir training aircraft in their list of design projects, and as such became the SAAB 92. 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.. -- Andy Breen ~ Not speaking on behalf of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth Feng Shui: an ancient oriental art for extracting money from the gullible (Martin Sinclair)

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