Before the Turbo was introduced in 1978, Saab offered the 99 EMS to customers wanting something sporty. It also provided the base for their rally cars in the seventies. This 1976 Saab 99 EMS is claimed to be a two owner car and looks to be in great shape. It is located in Miami, Florida and can be found here on eBay with bidding starting at $1,000.
EMS stood for Electronic fuel injection Manual transmission Special. It featured a stiffer suspension and a 1985 cc four cylinder which was able to generate 108 horsepower. The soccer ball alloy rims were also included and paint options depended on model year. This particular car has no sunroof and no A/C so things probably get a little steamy down in Florida.
There is nothing spectacular about the interior of these cars. The pedals do sit a little closer to the center which makes the driving position unique, but once get headed down the road you will not even notice. The shift knob is attached to a four speed so driving this should always be fun, but could make things even sweatier in warm weather.
The shape of this coupe may take some getting used, but you have to admit that there are few cars on the road with similar profiles. A few extra parts and service manuals are included with the sale and this could end up being a bargain beater if bidding doesn’t get out of hand. Then you just have decided if you should keep it stock or go all out and build a rally car. Which route would you take?