Date: 8 Mar 2007 17:04:12 -0000 From: azbnospam.ac.uk (Andrew Robert Breen) Subject: Re: Why the number 9?
In article <pdXHh.31991$OK6.21219nospamfe4-win.ntli.net>, Fat Sam <samandjanetknoxnospamco.net> 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)