6 Interesting Things about the Saab 95
- Did a seven-seater Saab 95 ever exist? Well, yes, but do take note that this Saab 95 is different from the 9-5 you normally see on the streets nowadays. This station wagon, which lasted 19 years on the market since first introduced in 1959, lost its large passenger capacity after the rear-facing folding seat was removed for the 1976 model year. This transformed the Saab 95 to a five seater.
- If you want to see an actual Saab 95, you may want to go to Trollhttan, a city in Sweden, where the Saab Museum is located. And there, you can find the very last 95 that rolled off production line, preserved and on show. Booking a flight now, yes?
- Watch the sci-fi film The Arrival and the British thriller film Silence Becomes You, and you will surely spot the classic Saab 95 being driven by the two films' lead and supporting characters. Well, an appearance in sci-fi and thriller films will make you wonder if the Saab 95 has that eerie feel and look that makes it suitable for these types of films. Drive or, at least, find one now and see for yourself.
- Did you know that the Saab 95 can be converted into a delivery van or a pickup truck? In fact, if you were in Norway or Denmark, you could get a Saab 95 without the rear-folding seat and rear-side windows straight from the factory. Voila, an instant sedan delivery van!
- Due to stricter emissions regulations in the US, the Saab 95 was fitted with a much larger 1.7-liter V4 engine in 1971 as compared to the regular 1.5-liter V4 engine sold in other markets.
- If you happen to be a fan of Robbie Williams, a famous British male singer and a former member of the British boy band Take That, you will notice in the music video for his 2005 song Tripping that he is driving a Saab 95. The video is set in the '50s. This just goes to show that this station wagon was a sure hit during its time.