Produced: 1966-1974, 10219 produced.
Types: Coupe,2 doors,2 seats

In 1966 Saab of Sweden launched its all-new sports model, aimed directly at the American market, the new Sonett.

The Sonett featured a sleek (drag factor of 0.32Cd) two door coupe body which offered accommodation for two people.

At first the Sonett came with a twin-cylinder, 841cc, two-stroke Saab engine, as used in the Monte Carlo model. After only 250 two-stroke versions the Sonett received a new 1498cc V4 engine which offered more power and a top-speed of 100mph. From 1970 the Sonett was restyled and continued in this, Mk 3 form until 1974.

841ccS3 TSSaab Two-stroke
1498ccV4 OHVFord V4 (Taunus)
Drivetrain and Suspension
DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
100 mph13.4 s1498cc engine
Auction Sales History
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
009 Saab Sonett MKIII (1970) H&H Sales Limited 17 Feb 1999 Not sold
856 Saab Sonett MKII (1967) Brooks 26 Oct 1995 Not sold
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Article Sweden's secret sports car
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Publication Classic Cars August 2007
Sweden's secret sports car - Between building aircraft and curious saloons in the Fifties, Saab developed a race-ready roadster behind closed doors.  Welcome to the secret world of the Sonett Super Sport.
Article Swedish Classics - Cold comfort
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Publication Classic Car Mart December 2011
Swedish Classics - Cold comfort - We take a look at the sensible and not so sensible Swedish classics. Saab 99, Saab Sonett, Volvo Amazon, Volvo P1800.
Article Swedish Stunner
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Publication Classics Monthly July 2008
Swedish Stunner- As if the shape and colour weren't attention-grabbing enough, the Saab Sonett boasts an illustrious past...
Article Small toys for big boys
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Publication Classics Monthly June 2006
Small toys for big boys - With nimble handling and almost terrifying performance in tiny packages, the Toyota Sports 800 and Saab Sonett II prove irresistible for Ivan Ostroff.
Article Winter warners
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Publication Classic & Sports Car February 2001
Winter warners - BGT vs GT6 vs G21 - Alastair Clements cherry-picks a winner from these bargain hardy perennials.
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