Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mental Vacation - Saab 96

Mental vacation for today is the thought of owning a vintage Saab 96. What could be more ridiculous and a blast at the same time - then a late '60s era Swedish car, complete with a two-stroke engine?

Would seeing one of these in my garage actually happen? Of course not. Hence the mental vacation aspect. Fun to visit Crazy Town, without actually moving there...



Super clean, stock '67 model. I always dug the retro weird look of these things. Then being the old motocross guy from the '70s, find the idea of a two-stroke engine powering a car interesting and hilarious at the same time. Especially in this day and age, with clean electric vehicles headed our way in the semi-near future. Might be time to stock up on ancient two-stroke powered Swedish cars while you can...




Now we're really talking. Saab has deep rally history, with 96s and other models bombing rally courses the world over. This freaky looking rig is right up my alley.




This one even better - pretty damn cool. Owning and driving a car like this would a thousand times more fun then any modern performance car. Well, at least on Mental Vacation Fantasy Island. In that case, Sven would be your personal full-time wrench to keep this thing actually running, while you shopped at IKEA and ate lutfisk.





Saab 96 in full battle cry. Noise not quite matching the imagined speed.





Some crazy Euro Dudes with a modified 96. This thing sounds fantastic. Your neighbors will really dig hearing this early in the morning. Trust me, they'll love it...



Mental vacation now officially over. Back to reality - a bit more boring, cheaper, and safer. Damn, that was fun while it lasted. Pass the lutfisk (burp)...

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