Classic Saab 93 Trio Ready for Mille Miglia 2011 [Video]
At that time, the use of front-wheel drive was a novelty, as was the location of the radiator behind the engine, which had only seven moving parts. In standard specification, it produced 33 hp/28 kW (raised to 45/50 hp for competition use).
Driving the lead car will be Mats Fagerhag, Saab Automobile´s Vice President Vehicle Product Development, accompanied by Peter Backstrom, Manager of the Saab Car Museum.
The second 93 will be driven by Hans Hugenholtz, Chairman of Saab Automobile owner Spyker Cars N.V., and his wife Laurence. Both cars have been prepared to the same specification as the 750cc class winner of 1957. The third car will be driven by Jacques Beherman, whose company has been importing Saab cars for the Belgian market since 1979.
“These cars are a treasured part of our collection, but I´ve always believed they should be used out on the road as much as possible," said Peter Backstrom. “They were designed to be driven, after all, and will have a chance to show what they can do."
Today’s annual classic recreation of the 1,000-mile (1,600 km) Brescia-Rome-Brescia Mille Miglia is now held over three days on open roads and decided on punctuality between check-points. The event starts on May 12.