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1968 SAAB 96

Selling my 1968 Saab 96 with 78,702 miles.  I bought in 2000 from Jack Ashcraft with 73,704 and parked it in 2007 (currently on CA non-op, so no back fees due).  I started driving it in April of 2002 (daily) after all the restoration work (at 73,704) as follows:

New front Brembo Rotors installed, sandblasted, painted & rebuilt front calipers – one with custom Stainless Steel puck, new brake pads, New rear wheel cylinders, new rear shoes, locking fuel cap off a Sonett, blasted & painted drums, blasted /painted & rebuilt master cylinder, new Paragon Stainless Steel brake lines, new rear hard lines, flushed inside of tank (no rust) and blasted / painted, blasted complete floor (trunk, under rear seat, etc.) welded up minor holes and painted with POR-15, all 5 wheels blasted & painted (with tires off) and new radials put on, radiator & heater core rodded out, new hoses & coolant, new belt, heater motor & wiper motor blasted, painted & greased, Bosch MicroEdge wiper blades installed, fender wells blasted, repaired any minor holes & painted, KYB gas shocks installed at all corners, clutch master and slave rebuilt, semi-synthetic gear oil installed in trans, Cibie-copy H-4 headlights installed (!), dash blasted & painted with new (NOS) cap installed, new Saab aero (original copy from Sweden) mud flaps, installed working Saab aero clock & also have ‘V-4’ cover to return to stock, Pertronix electronic ignition, new cap & rotor, Magnecor ignition wires, new vacuum advance, new tail pipe (from collector back) and muffler – unfortunately, stock muffler was much quieter (I have since found a NOS muffler that goes with the car), Complete engine rebuild which includes new pistons (0.020” over) and rings, stellite valve seats, all new valve springs, bronze valve stem guides, all new bearings including cam and balance shaft, high volume racing oil pump, new water ports out rear of engine, open-deck block was swapped for stronger closed-deck block, block blasted & painted, valve covers & pan bead blasted & painted, timing cover & intake manifold bead blasted, brass freeze plugs where applicable, new oil pressure switch, thermostat, & radiator cap (hassle finding the correct one – have number).  Stainless fasteners used wherever ultimate strength was not necessary. 

The car always started right up, but it has been sitting since 2007.  All hydraulics worked great when parked, but current status is unknown.  The steering is tight (but does have worn ball joint – see below with included new parts).  I started it in 2021 by adding some fuel to the carb, but it appears that the awesome California fuel has gunked up the fuel line from the tank to the fuel pump.  This will need to be cleaned out.  Car has current California Non-Op.

What the car needs:

The body has pretty good paint (Edwardian Grey), and does buff out to a glossy finish, but could use a paint job.  It has been sitting in my backyard in the high desert, so no rust issues but sun/oxidation issues (new tires are weathered, windshield wipers, etc.).  It also has some dings and a dent in the driver’s door.  There is also the typical rust at the bottom of the passenger’s door.  The headliner is complete, but is pulled out of the rear window rubber in the rear and starting to fall.  I have the original stainless trim for the rear window and new window rubber.  To be right, the seats need to be redone by an upholstery shop.  They are currently covered with an aftermarket cover.  The original owner (Jack Ashcraft) had a bunch of things done to the trans, but the synchros are a little weak.  I just shift slow (double-clutch).  Bud Clark can completely freshen this for very few $$.  The plastic cover over the turn signal stalk is cracked.  All electrical works.  Basically, I have too many projects, so I need to reduce the fleet!  I have a bunch of money into this and Lots of hours.  But hey, that’s what I enjoy doing!  I am asking $4500.00  $3500 (USD) for the car with the above spares (plus whatever else I find!).  The car is located up in the Mojave desert (Ridgecrest, CA) and can be seen by arrangement. 

Here is a link to numerous pictures as follows and can take more if desired:


 Other New parts / Spares to go with the car:

Water pump
Coolant hard lines
Thermostat cover
Alternator mount
Motor mounts
Flywheel, clutch, & pressure plate
Flywheel cover
Crank pulley
Push rods and rockers
Trash baskets (3)
Timing cover
Carb (Ford)
Intake manifolds (2)
Spare Saab clock
NOS factory Saab muffler
Blasted & painted spare oil pan
Good used pistons, rods, & bearing caps
Rear window rubber (new)
Door rubber (new)
Trunk rubber (new)
Front suspension rubber (new)
Ball joints & bolts (new)
Tie rods (new)
Speedometer cable (new)
Tail light lens (Beautiful - near-new condition)
Saab clock (extra,VDO)
Radio mount
Starter brushes (new)
Heater core
Rear brake pads (new)


Kelly Minnick
(760) 264-5440
Ridgecrest, CA

(1/6/23 Q)


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