I know, I was supposed to go back to Ford products after my detours for the Pontiac Sunbird 2000 Turbo
and the Alfa Romeo 164
, but this week I've been obsessing over Saab's sporty fiberglass machine of the early 1970s.
You'd think that finding a Sonett
would be hard. Not so!
Just about every Sonett ever sold in the United States has been gathering dust in a garage somewhere and is now available for a very reasonable low-four-figure (or even three-figure
Why is that? Could it be that the owners became weary of correcting the spelling (it's S-O-N-E-T-T, not S-O-N-N-E-T, in spite of the fact that it's just the Swedish word for the form of poetry
)? Or could it be the incredible flakiness of a Taunus V-4
-powered, off-brand, front-wheel drive Swedish sports car?
I'm pretty sure that seeing a Saab 900 Turbo-engined Sonett at the dragstrip a couple of months back has had some bearing on my Sonettophilia. Just look at it!