Cohort Pic(k) Of The Day: 1967-69 Saab Sonett II V4 – Offbeat, Rare & Charming

Photos by nifticus392, from the Cohort.

A peculiar company creates peculiar products. And every once in a while, they outdo themselves. Such was the case of Saab with the sporty Sonetts of the ’60s & ’70s. The looks alone are the first sign that conventional was not the Sonett’s calling card. I’ve never seen one of these in the flesh, and long to do so.

Unorthodox was the name of the game for the Sonett, with FWD, a V4 engine, fiberglass body, exotic lightweight chassis, roll cage, and three-point seat belts. If different calls your attention, this is a quirky little charmer. If not, look elsewhere. And while rare, there’s a devoted following for these. Thinking about it, I better keep my distance. I can easily see their unusual allure driving me into that atypical cult.


Further reading:

Curbside Classic: Saab Sonett II V4 – A Noisy Little Footnote To Automotive History

Vintage R&T Road Test: 1968 Saab Sonett V-4 – “Even The Dimmest Wit Can Find Something To Say About The Saab Sonett”