Solid Gold: 1974 Saab 99 EMS

 The Saab 99 was first released for public consumption in 1967 for the 1968 model year as a somewhat up-market replacement for the aging Saab 96, which continued production alongside the 99 for many years.  Today’s version is a EMS notchback — Electronic Manual Special and covered in the single year Sunset orange paint, but if you think the color is shocking, just wait till you see the asking price.  Find this 1974 Saab 99 EMS offered for $15,000 in Oklahoma City, OK via craigslist.  Tip from Dillon.

’74 is a good year for the Saab 99 EMS, not only will it be smog exempt in places like California, but it was the only year the EMS was available in Sunset orange, and this one (according to the seller) might be one of three located in the USA.

Under the forward hinged hood is a 2.0 liter B-series inline-4 fed by a Bosch mechanical fuel injection system and rated at 118 horsepower and 123 ft-lbs of torque.  It was mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox and was only available with a manual (non power assist) steering rack.

This particular car has been through a partial restoration, the engine/transmission rebuilt along with many other parts…but the car still needs some items, like side view mirrors, a headliner. 

See a better deal on an EMS with Soccerball alloys?