Feeling a lot better now – thanks for the emails and comments received!
Speaking of pictures, please send in your images and sotries for the month of Hatch loving.
BRING BACK THE HATCH!
First picture – I was perusing my Autoblog feed this morning and came across this – apparently it’s called a Bricklin and was a limited make in the mid 1970s.
What do you see?
Anyone else think this is a gullwing Sonett III?
I’ll have to look into this Bricklin thing – hmmmm, no mention of Saab at Wikipedia, but there is this:
The name stood for “safety vehicle one”, an odd choice of focus in a sports car from the fuel-sensitive 1970s. The Bricklin was designed for safety with an integrated roll cage, 5 mph bumpers, and side beams. The body was fiberglass with bonded acrylic in five “safety” colors: white, red, green, orange and suntan. The cars had no cigarette lighter or ashtray.
Fibreglass body, low-speed bumpers, vivid colors – sounds and looks very Sonett III to me.
Volvo are at SEMA.
It’s getting colder in Sweden and elsewhere in the north:
And apparently Sting used to own this 9000 Aero. Shades of George Costanza’s car (-ex Jon Voight)?
This was once owned by Sting. Bought on Ebay for £1500, it had leather and electric everything. Deep dish wheels and 2.3 turbo – it went at warp speed in utter luxury. Unfortunately it drank petrol and nothing cost less than £250 to fix so it had to go.
It drank petrol? What did he want it to drink?
I’m off to Melbourne shortly for the Aussie launch of the 2008 Saab 9-3. There’s a couple of stories pre-written and scheduled for the coming hours, so hang around!
And if you’d like to read more about the Saab marquee at the races – I’ll be attending on Saturday – then click here. It’s getting a bit rediculous!