Vintage Review: Saab 96 Special – Car And Driver Tries Three Cylinders

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(first posted 3/15/2016)     Saab was starting to take root in the Northeast when Car and Driver decided to conduct a road test in the March 1966 issue to see if the quirky car really did offer something desirably unique for American drivers. The “Special” version of the 96 (and 95 wagon) came with the more powerful 60hp three-carb engine as also used on the Monte Carlo, as well as disc brakes and a tachometer.