Paul Perry vintage Saab collection auctions

The Bring a Trailer website always has very interesing vintage and classic cars for sale and Saabs are occasionally featured.  Earlier this week, there were 5 vintage Saabs put up for auction by Paul Perry.  Auction results show prices that seem higher than they have been in the past.  Perhaps collectors and other vintage car enthusiasts are discovering these unique Swedish cars more these days and are willing to pay a good price for Saabs in great shape.

Paul Perry is the founder of the Swedish Auto Factory in Santa Clara, California. He is also well known as an enthusiast participating in vintage car racing in California and always competing with these vintage Saabs. He recently retired and decided to put his collection up for auction.

Most of his Saabs were always maintained and often tuned and modified for better performance.  It is not often a larger collection of vintage Saabs comes up for sale and this was a great opportunity to find new custodians for these fine Swedish automobiles.  Below are brief descriptions of each Saab and we encourage readers to visit BaT for more information and many pictures.

1960 Saab 93F

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Sold on 11/10/16 for $29,000

This 1960 Saab 93F was purchased by the seller in 1986 and is an exceptional example of this rarely seen model. It retains the stock look and the paint is the original color, as evidenced by the factory paint that remains on the dash and other interior panels.

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1966 Saab 96 Special Race Car

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Sold on 11/10/16 for $21,000

This 1966 Saab 96 Special was originally owned by Ole Anderson of Monterey, California who raced it to several 1st place finishes in the SCCA “D” Sedan class in 1966. It was purchased by Stan Laskin in 1968 who also scored class wins with the car. Amazingly, the current owner Paul Perry was on Laskin’s crew in 1968 with this very car.

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1968 Saab Sonett II V4 Race Car

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Sold on 11/10/16 for $16,000

This 1968 Saab Sonett II was purchased by Mr. Perry as a roller in 1997. He restored it to 1967 SCCA specs and has raced the car from 1999 to 2015, entering an impressive 115 races during that time. Logbooks and extensive race photos are included, as are results sheets.

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1968 Saab Sonett V4

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Sold on 11/10/16 for $22,350

This 1968 Sonett II is a very clean and turn-key version of Saabs fiberglass bodied sports car. This one has been driven regularly for many years by the owner, Mr. Perry, who purchased it 26 years ago. The Sonett II had the earlier fixed headlight styling combined with the V4 engine. The big benefit of this car is that it is completely rust-free and accident-free.

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1973 Saab 96

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Sold on 11/10/16 for $14,200

This 1973 Saab 96 is a very clean street driver with interesting performance enhancements. Mr. Perry purchased the car 30 years ago because of its straight and dry body, and set out to build his ideal street-spec 96. 1973 was the last year this model was imported into the USA, and custom features include the attractive mint green color, European rectangular headlights, front air dam, Euro trunk spoiler and Vitaloni custom side mirrors.

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