SAAB 92 1950-1956

Saab-92_1950

The SAAB 92A began production in December of 1949 as a 1950 model year after the first prototype was created a few years earlier known as the URSAAB 92001.
This model was the first production vehicle for SAAB and came equipped with the following specifications:

Exterior:
2-door body with suicide doors, four seats, 805kg/1,775 lbs, drag coefficient of .30 and painted in watermelon green due to military surplus

Interior:
German based VDO instrument cluster which changed to an American based cluster for model year 1951 & 52

Chassis:
Unitary, independent front & rear suspension, shock absorbers, drum brakes, rack and pinion steering and a 35 liter tank with tires of 5.0 x 15.

Engine:
Transverse two-cylinder, two-stroke 764cc 25hp with aluminum cylinder head and cast iron block, 3-bearing crankshaft, Solex 32AIC, thermo siphon water-cooled engine powered

Transmission:
Front-Wheel Drive, 3 Geared on the column manual shifter.

Dimensions:
Wheelbase 247cm/97″

Front Track 118cm/46″
Rear Track 118cm/46.46″
Ground Clearance 20cm/7.8″
Turning Circle 11.9m/39′
Length 395cm/156″‘
Width 162cm/64″‘
Height 145cm/57″
Performance Max Speed 65mph/105kph
13.3mph@1,000 rpm
Acceleration 0-50mph 26.6secs
Standing Mile 26.4secs
Average Fuel Consumption 36mpg

Global Production:
Model Year – Units
1949/50 – 1,246
1951 – 2,179
1952 – 2,298

 

Saab.92.1953

 

In 1953 the SAAB 92A (ninety two), was replaced by the SAAB 92B and this model ran until 1956.

This model was the first production vehicle for SAAB and came equipped with the following specifications:

Exterior:
2-door body with suicide doors, larger rear window, larger luggage space with opening lid, option for textile roof, four seats, 805kg/1,775 lbs, drag coefficient of .30 and painted in watermelon green, blue-grey black and grey with maroon offered in 1954, and moss green in 1955.

Notables:
New Trunk Lid, Relocated Battery & Fuel Tank filler cap

Interior:
Four Seats, in addition to an optional plywood bed kit accessory.

Chassis:
Unitary, independent front & rear suspension, shock absorbers, drum brakes, rack and pinion steering and a 35 liter tank with tires of 5.0 x 15.

Engine:
Transverse two-cylinder, two-stroke 764cc 35hp with aluminum cylinder head and cast iron block, 3-bearing crankshaft, Solex 32AIC, thermo siphon water-cooled engine powered

Transmission:
Front-Wheel Drive, 3 Geared on the column manual shifter.

Dimensions:
Wheelbase 247cm/97″

Front Track 118cm/46″
Rear Track 118cm/46.46″
Ground Clearance 20cm/7.8″
Turning Circle 11.9m/39′
Length 395cm/156″‘
Width 162cm/64″‘
Height 145cm/57″
Performance Max Speed 65mph/105kph
13.3mph@1,000 rpm
Acceleration 0-50mph 26.6secs
Standing Mile 26.4secs
Average Fuel Consumption 36mpg

Global Production:
Model Year – Units
1953 – 3,424
1954 – 5,138
1955 – 5,163
1956 – 680

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