My new Saab Sonett III

I bid on this car on eBay while I was in Costa Rica, and I was happy to see that I won the auction — being the only bidder. It’s a 1973 Saab Sonett III, a really fun, rare, odd little car. I should have it plated and on the road some time next week. The picture doesn’t do it (or me) justice… it’s really cute. I actually saw this exact car years ago at the Carlisle import and replica show, so I was surprised to see it turn up here in Toronto.

shannons-saab-sonnet-iii

13 Comments

  1. doggy wrote:

    It begs for racing stripes to my taste

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 4:58 pm | Permalink
  2. Scott wrote:

    Is that garage filled with all your cars?

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Permalink
  3. PeteD3 wrote:

    VERY cool

    Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 11:11 am | Permalink
  4. Shannon wrote:

    Scott, no that’s the dealership’s storage garage (thus the bad picture). The only other car I have on the road right now is my anti-zombie truck.

    Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 11:57 am | Permalink
  5. Beakon wrote:

    If you don’t already know about it I can tip you about http://www.saabsunited.com , mostly new but also older Saabs.
    Congratulations on a great buy !! Treat her well.

    Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Permalink
  6. estrojenn wrote:

    do you need to get it appraised for insurance? if so, i have the best vintage/custom appraisal guy…he did my 56 studebaker and my friends 63 galaxie and he was insanely detailed and knowledgeable. love him and will use him with all of my collectable cars. allan is awesome!!
    http://www.vintagecarconnection.com/contact_info.htm

    Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Permalink
  7. Shannon wrote:

    No, because it’s such an inexpensive car I’m only getting 3rd party on it — no theft/repair/etc.

    Friday, October 30, 2009 at 1:44 pm | Permalink
  8. Ernest wrote:

    Great choice.

    I’ve got a 1967 Model 96 with the two-stroke engine it it.

    I sold my ’73 Sonett III back in 2005 to buy something a tad more modern.

    Look into a Weber Carb if that thing still has the original Ford on it.

    The dream is still a two-stroke Sonett II. Best of both worlds.

    Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 8:08 am | Permalink
  9. 72sonett wrote:

    Nice car… You may want to subscribe to
    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/vSAAB/

    Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 6:06 am | Permalink
  10. Sue Esponte wrote:

    Classic Car Insurance is CHEAP compared to regular car insurance. My Sonett costs me about US$100/yr to insure and I’ve got a high agreed value on it with Haggerty! Call them and a few of the other classic car insurers for rates — not GEICO, State Farm, etc.

    Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Permalink
  11. Anela wrote:

    Love your car! I had a 1971 Saab Sonnett and sold it when I left the continent. A decision I will always regret. These are fantastic little cars!!

    Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10:35 am | Permalink
  12. benjo wrote:

    Cmon mate – that beards farken too much champ

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Permalink
  13. benjo wrote:

    on a serious note – the car looks great!
    we dont see too many here in Russia
    Dont see much at in russia other than farken blokes with beards

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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