Among innovations for 1963 were the incorporation of the Saab logotype into the grill, a new horn ring on both 95 and 96 models, improved heating and ventilation and a larger inside rearview mirror. Saab Sport also got a new instrument panel. Midnight Blue and green replaced black and beige in the color selection.
… distinguishing the 1963 models was the Saab logo in the grill.
During the years a number of speciality cars have been built with Saab components. The one pictured here was a small sports car, designed and built by an American company and called the Quantum. Although a few samples were built, the project never reached series production.
Few rally pictures have been reproduced s much as the one that was the model for the sketch here. Erik Carlsson forces his car, almost on only one wheel, around the railroad station curve in Monte Carlo, racing for the overall victory in the 1963 Monte Carlo Rally. This was his second Monte Carlo victory. In 1961 he was "only" able to finish fourth - in a Saab 95 - but instead won the RAC Rally, like he did in 1960 and 1962. The British Rally winner is traditionally invited to the African Safari Rally the following year. In 1962 four Saabs entered this very tough event - all completed. Pat Moss was second and Erik Carlsson sixth.
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