Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Saabronco: 1958 Saab 96 Monster Truck

The Saab 96 is known for its WRC victories in the International Swedish Rally (1973 with Stig Blomqvist/Arne Hertz, and 1976 with Per Eklund/Björn Cederberg) which was in no part due to the cars basic ruggedness and front-wheel-drive traction in icy conditions...HOWEVER..that doesn't mean it would make a good monster truck.  Or would it? Find this 1958 Saab 96 Monster Truck offered for $2,900 near Nashville, TN. Tip from Fleetwood T. Brougham.

 The seller admits that he "got it on trade" and doesn't know much about it -- other than that it has a 302 V8 and 3-speed manual.  It would have been great if the car retained its original Saab V4 or two-stroke engine, but it is probably easier to drop the shell of a Saab onto a Bronco frame instead of lifting a Saab onto 38 inch tires.

This car is a project and you will need to bring some kind of trailer or tow dolly to get it home -- but I think the look on your neighbor's faces would be worth the price of admission.

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  1. If you wanted to put a SAAB V4 in that and it happened to use a Ranger or Bronco II frame, the V4 apparently bolts up to Cologne V6 engine / transmission mounts. Whether a V4 and a monster truck should be combined is a different question, though.

    1. A V4 and a monster truck is a match made in heaven. It is like tuna fish and jelly. Toast and meatballs. Chianti and fava beans.

    2. I am pretty sure I made a toast and meatball sandwich at one point. It seemed like a good idea at the time, and probably a better one than a monster truck and a SAAB V4. I wonder if there's some sort of industrial Diesel V4 out there? Thought Detroit Diesel might have made one, but apparently they didn't.

  2. Maybe for $29.00 I would take a chance...

  3. That reminds of the old Stomper 4x4 toys from the 80s.

  4. Awwww....that's just sad...


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