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HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY TO THE SAAB 99

Happy 50th birthday to the Saab 99
The 99 didn’t start out with a turbo, but it launched the turbo revolution

50 years ago this month the Saab 99 made its inaugural debut at the Teknorama auto show in Sweden, ushering in a new era for an automaker that, until that point in time, was best known for its droplet-shaped cars, two-stroke power and aviation parentage. The 99 changed all that over time, if not overnight, and eventually pioneered the use of turbocharging in production cars.

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