Uncategorized Saab library November 2, 2005 10 Comments I’m going to document my Saab library shortly. Not now. Too late at night. It’s not comprehensive by any means whatsoever, but there’s some good stuff in there. Any highly recommended volumes should be posted in comments, please……. Share this post, bro:TweetEmailPrint Troll stuff Previous Post Next Post You may also like July 26, 2006 Wednesday Snippets August 1, 2007 Black Turbo – my thoughts August 16, 2005 Snippets: I’m still waiting 10 Comments I have a few. This probably isn’t an all inclusive list: Various brochures, mostly for new stuff, but a few older oens 2003 Press Kit Made in Trollhättan Saab-Scania Story The Saab Story? Another book that follows their entire history Saab 99 and 900 Saab 9-3: An Entirely New Sport Sedan Saab 9-5: A Personal Story Reply Hey I got many of the same as yours, Ryan. Here are the “books” in my library (not counting tons of brochures, NINES, Saab Magazine, Saab Soundings and other Saab promotional nick nacks): The Saab Way – the first 35 years of Saab Cars, 1949-1984 (Gunnar A Sjorgren) Saab Sonett 1966-1974 (Brookland Books) Road & Track On Saab, 1972-1992 (R&T) Saab 99 and 900 – the Complete Story (Lance Cole) Car Men #12 – Michael Mauer, Saab Design Centre (Automobilia) The Saab-Scania Story Saab 9-3, an Entirely New Sports Sedan (Anders Tunberg) Saab 9-5, a Personal Story (Anders Tunberg) Reply I would add my favorites in the pile are: Saab 99 and 900 – the Complete Story Car Men #12 – Michael Mauer, Saab Design Centre Saab 9-3, an Entirely New Sports Sedan Reply You guys with large collections of SAAB media would be excellent sources of info on something I’d like to see (Swade, I may have a topic idea here…): A list of SAAB attributes. For example, we all know about the hockey-stick shape and the ignition key between the seats. Now none of these things has existed in EVERY SAAB model since it’s inception, but they are generally considered “SAABy” attributes. For example, green lighting in the cabin, AC knobs you can manipulate w/ mittoned hand, sagging headliner (okay, scratch that last one. That’s not really a positive attribute…), etc. I know a lot of these things are being phased-out in recent models as GM, IMHO, is slowly de-SAABifying SAAB, but let’s see a list of what you think are SAAB attributes. Reply Here’s my list, my favorite is at the end: Saab Half a Century of Achievement, Eric Dymock, Dove Publishing, 1997 SAAB 900 A Swedish Story, Anders Tunberg, Norden Publishing House Ltd., 1993 The Saab-Scania Story, Streiffert & Co. Bokforlag HB, 1987 SAAB TURBO 99 and 900 series; 3,4,5 door, Graham Robson, Osprey Publishing Limited, 1983 From TWO-STROKE to TURBO, Anders Tunberg, Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 1980 SAAB 900 Engineering Features, Saab-Scania AB, 1987 THE CARS IN THE SAAB MUSEUM, Saab-Scania AB, 1989 and especially for two-stroke bufs: SAAB GUIDE, Modern Sports Car Series, Sports Car Press Ltd., Crown Publishers, 1961 (Lots of unique info, like GT 750 competition tuning, how to operate the Halda Speed Pilot, etc.) Reply Wow, you guys have got some good stuff there. More than I’ve got, but I’m planning on adding a few tomorrow. Part of my Melbourne trip to pick up the Viggen will include a stop at Motor Book World, where hopefully there’ll be some stuff sitting in a box, gathering dust, that I’ll get nice n cheap. Titles in my library, from your lists: The Saab Way – the first 35 years of Saab Cars, 1949-1984 (Gunnar A Sjorgren) Saab Half a Century of Achievement, Eric Dymock, Dove Publishing, 1997 The Saab-Scania Story Made in Trollhättan PLUS: Saab: The Innovator – Mark Chatterton Various press kits and brochures from over the years Another book from 1997 that goes through each model from 1947 onwards and the feautures and changes – can’t remember the title. Wishlist: Mr Saab (about Erik Carlsson) 99 and 900 (Lance Cole) The Anders Tunberg stuff Reply Three more I overlooked, not Saab-specific, but of interest to Saab nuts: THE ART AND TECHNIQUE OF DRIVING, Pat Moss, Erik Carlsson, William Heinemann Ltd., 1965 (Apparently written for polite English drivers, most Americans would think the book was a hilarious comedy) PAT MOSS The Story so far, Pat Moss-Carlsson, William Kimber and Co. Limited, 1967 (Enjoyable reading, lots of stories about her first meetings with Erik on the rally circuit) The High-Speed Two-Stroke Petrol Engine, Philip H. Smith, Whitefriars Press Ltd, 1965 (Not Saab-specific, but more than you’d ever want to know about development of the two-stroke engine with good coverage of the Saab engine) Reply Cool ….. you guys just gave me a LONG Christmas list to type up for my wife, hehehe Reply here my own literature concerning Saab: 1. “The spirit of Saab/Mehr als ein Saab” by Rolf Bleeker, 1992. German 2. “Mr Saab/The tale of Erik Carlsson on the roof” 3. “Made in Trollhättan” 4. “The Convertible”( only excellent photos relating to the development of the new 9-3 Convertible ) 5. “Saab/Half a century of achievement” Beside this a lot of prospects, starting in 1973 with Saab 99. All in German. saabaudi Reply Question for Ted Y – Would you be so kind as share your insights on: “SAAB 900 A Swedish Story”, Anders Tunberg, Norden Publishing House Ltd., 1993? For comparative purposes, I think that “Saab 900: Engineering Features” handled the design and engineering topics very well. As such, I am looking for a book that covers the GM900’s design and engineering. Per chance, would that book address those two items? Thanks! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.