Seller Offers Perfect Saab 99 EMS “Rally”
An online seller is offering a pristine Saab 99 EMS. Originally manufactured in 1978 as a Saab 99L, it was converted to a rally car in 2012. But the vehicle still features a pristine Lagoon Blue paint scheme and a KM-counter that has tracked only 53,000 miles.
However, the seller says that the KM-counter is no longer operable; it’s unclear the actual mileage. It has been dealer maintained and comes with a large collection of receipts. The listing–currently priced at $3,932 US dollars–can be viewed at http://www.benzina.no/39-1978-model-saab-99-ems-ldquorallyrdquo.html.
Saab 99 EMS Description From The Seller
The seller describes the vehicle as follows: “This car was imported from Sweden in 2008, converted to 99 EMS in 2012, and prepared for historic rally. This Saab has almost no rust. The Swedish mechanic who built the car to EMS says he has never worked on such a nice unrestored 99 before. It has only been driven in the winter on snowy roads and lake driving – never on salted roads.”
Indeed, the paint job looks perfect. The Blue Lagoon B10 color scheme was only offered in the 1978 build year. Inside, the velour seats and carpets are similarly untouched. The driver’s seat has been replaced, swapped for a RECARO sports seat, but the backseat is intact, without scratches or stains.
Whats Under the Hood
Under the hood is an original Saab EMS 2.0 liter engine. It produces 116 hp, and was built in Sweden by former race mechanic and SAAB factory mechanic Johan Josefsson. The wiring is all-new, the brakes were updated in 2008, and the undercarriage was treated with FLUID FILM in autumn of 2016.
This vintage Saab promises to be a joy to drive, both on or off the racetrack. A custom build like this could easily cost a hobbyist tens of thousands of dollars. Instead, this EMS is road–and track–ready for a fraction of the price.