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Zagato
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 19 Jun 2015 :  21:50:15 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Breathtaking Never seen under the bonnet of this, love the colour as well...




I have never seen any info about the wheels which are different from the usual soccerballs!?


1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 19 Jun 2015 22:00:25

melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2267 Posts

Posted - 20 Jun 2015 :  22:05:52 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
They're machined soccerballs.

www.saabv4.com
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
740 Posts

Posted - 21 Jun 2015 :  06:56:17 Show Profile Reply with Quote
We're they just for competition Melle, only seen them on SAABs rally cars, where they stronger than the usual soccerballs!? They look to have a different design!

Don't know if this has them on, just a nice pic of a 96!





1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 21 Jun 2015 07:39:20
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Derek
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Posted - 21 Jun 2015 :  20:41:52 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Saab found that they original soccer balls broke up when rallying with them. Possibly when used on the Baja race? They found that by machining them in a certain way it made them lighter but also allowed them to flex, which stopped the breakages. That's what I've read and it sounds reasonable. Mind you, Saab might have had special forged alloy ones made before machining them.
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Zagato
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Posted - 22 Jun 2015 :  07:38:59 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks Derek, must be extremely rare...

1977 96L Opal Green
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 22 Jun 2015 :  09:46:32 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Can be made from any standard soccerball rim as far as i know.

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