1974 SAAB SONETT III -- DRIVE ANYWHERE -- Mechanically 100% --Personal Delivery!

Price: - Item location: Vinemont, Alabama, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Saab
  • Model: Sonett
  • SubModel: III
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Base
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 80,521
  • VIN: 97735000867
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: V-4
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4-spd standard
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1974 Saab Sonett III

HISTORY: I obtained this Sonett about a year ago in a trade for some high end audio equipment. This was to have been a "father and son" project when the son reached mid teens. The dad was somewhat of a Saab nut and had several things done to prep the Sonett for full mechanical restoration over the last seven years or so. But, s sometimes happens, he son had no interest in cars of any sort....even as attention-getting and as fun to drive as these are. I have a friend who is a master mechanic and car restorer who mentioned he was between projects and would get this to the point of being a reliable daily driver.
IMPORTANT NOTE: YOU MUST CONTACT ME BEFORE DOING THE "BUY IT NOW" for the reasons detailed in the "Payment and Delivery" section below. You can ask any additional questions as well. Call or text: (256)734-5078. I am offering the car on Craigslist and locally as well and it may sell at any time.
CONDITION: My friend has restored/built many cars including Shelby Mustangs, etro racers for himself and others, nd a pristine '67 Cougar XR7 for me. This was to be a "basic" going through of every mechanical component to make it reliable enough for your loving sister to drive across country and including: brakes, lutch, arb,, ood tires, ights, ipers, ll fluids changed, ank flushed, tc. etc. I have been driving it for the past three months and have put about 200 miles on the car. I agree with my friend, t just needs to be driven at this point. The only deficiencies noted were an irratic left blinker (we have a new socket--just haven't replaced it yet), he blinker indicator light needs replacing, nd the radio needs to be messaged (does work though). My friend noted the critical rockers, nd floor pans had been replaced. His assessment was that if it is somewhat protected from the elements it will last several years....and be a really fun little car in the process. I had the exhaust reworked to fix all leaks and holes and then added a resonator at the end of the pipe, Right now there are some holes in the upper floor kick panels needing patching. and non critical rust. The carpet needs replacing and I don't have the jack or panel cover for the trunk. I have three of the small hub caps and the workshop manual and about 6 inches tall collection of Saab literature.
HOW DOES SHE DRIVE? This is a VERY stable and solid little "scooter"...peppy and will get up and cruise comfortably at 65 to 70. It tracks like on rails and the chassis does not flex. Don't go trying to race newer little cars, ith only 65 horses. But at 2300 lbs. its quick enough. AND it does draw attention from EVERYBODY. The shift pattern takes a little getting used to. In the end, ts a car I would really enjoy...if I didn't have about 25 others.
PAYMENT AND DELIVERY: I am at another of my residences in the Seattle area. The Sonett is currently at my residence in Alabama where I will be in about 3 weeks. I can transport the Sonett most anywhere in the US and parts of Canada. I must receive a $500 deposit within 5 days of auction end from the winning bidder. Transportation is negotiable. Please call or text me to discuss any questions: (256)734-5078
Garland Hall
361 Tillery Rd.
Vinemont AL 35179