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Saab Sonett II V4 by qmorley Saab Sonett II V4 by qmorley
A Saab Sonett II V4 at a "Swedish Cruise-in" Saab/Volvo club event. It was at the XXX Root Beer in Issaquah, Washington.

My dad owns one of these cars in almost mint original condition, but it is Blue. :)
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grim-vi-iii Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
If I owned a Saab Sonett in High school my life would be so much better :D
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Crimson9 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this picture. Zippy little rides, so they say. Looks like it'd be a blast to drive :)
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carebeararmy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
Never seen one of those before i dont think. Cute little car, are they quick?
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qmorley Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
very, very quick. lotus quick: light weight instead of high power. They are truly a car meant for a race track.
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carebeararmy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
Ah, cool. Strange that Ive never seen one. Old classics are better than new ones, new cars have got no soul, no personality. Good to see these old ones still running!
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JohannFinsPrower Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I agree with you bro... :)
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dan820 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007   Photographer
The bulge would suggest a four-stroke, yes?
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qmorley Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
Yes, although the 2-stroke sonetts (250 made) have a bulge, this larger bulge indicates it has the v4 4 stroke engine. The 2-strokes would be a 3 cylinder. We found one for sale once that was a 2 stroke and the guy cut the hood all up and threw a v4 in it! travesty.
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Azrail-Berny88 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
Wow, nice shot! And great car :wow:! I've never seen this car, do you know some specs please? (i.e. power, weight, and what kind of wheel drive it is) :)
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qmorley Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
1700cc ford german built v4 engine, most people have their cars between 70-100 hp, a couple saab racer guys have got up to 150 hp, with one guy getting 175 hp. 1700 lbs with gas in it. front wheel drive. :)
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Azrail-Berny88 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
Nice car :-) Thanks for the specs!
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Muttley85 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Beatiful capture and beatiful car!
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qmorley Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Thanks :)

Have those in san marino?
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kallikrates Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Wow....that car is gorgeous.

I agree that the blur is good.
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qmorley Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Thanks :)
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kenjis9965 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Sexy :3 Nice blur effect!!! I do have a little soft spot for those but I've never seen one in reality
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qmorley Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Yeah, panning at 1/10 sec exposure will give you a nice blur!

They are really small, when you see them in real life.
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426maxwedgie Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Sonetts are very cool cars. Nice capture. :+fav:
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qmorley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
It was reversing, too! :)

Thanks!
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426maxwedgie Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Wow, I thought it was going th other way. XD

You're welcome.
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qmorley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
He was parking.. I missed him on the way in! :)
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426maxwedgie Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
I took some photos of a Sonett at the New Hope car show. Would you like me to post them??
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qmorley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Throw one up in scraps if you want. I think a lot of your watchers might like to see one though.. they are very unusual and if people see them usually they walk away confused. :)

I personally don't like Sonetts. I rode with dad in his to a car club meet in seattle on sunday and my neck is still crooked to the left. Things are tiny! And I'm 6' 8" :)

They are beautiful cars though and a piece of history. I just hope my dad leaves them to my sister! haha
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426maxwedgie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
I'll put it in my deviations. I actually like them. It's not a car you'd expect from Saab.
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qmorley Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Hey now, what are you trying to say! :)

Saab's have always been a 'drivers' car.

Unlike Volvo.
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SLIGHTLY-NEUROTIC Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
So thats what it is, saw on on the freeway a few days augo and wondered what it was
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SLIGHTLY-NEUROTIC Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
Blue i think
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qmorley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
What color was the one you saw on the freeway?
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GuiltyTech Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
nice!
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qmorley Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
thanks :)
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boybeck Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
aye sonnets were always nice cars
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qmorley Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
As long as the frame isn't rusted, they're great!
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boybeck Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
and actually quite good rally cars
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qmorley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Yes, they are. There is a guy who has done the Alcan 5000 several times in one just like this. :)
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boybeck Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
yeah there was a guy who rallied a yellow one in the british historic championship
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devork Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
That car does look nice in red
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qmorley Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
It's got new paint I think. My dad's is original. I don't know which i would prefer.. tough choice.
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Bleblebel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
I've never seen this model. Nice :D
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qmorley Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
The first couple hundred they made didn't have that hood bulge and had a three cylinder two stroke engine. :)
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