Films: This Car is Two Strokes of Luck

This Car is Two Strokes of Luck

March 18, 2014
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Praveen Dhawan
Praveen Dhawan

Nice curves. Beautiful camera shots from left headlight towards the driver and from the right side view mirror towards the road.

Rich Whiteley
Rich Whiteley

Another great video. 70HP surprised me from that. Given that it probably doesn’t weigh more than 600kg, I bet it feels pretty flighty. 🙂

Jorgen Trued
Jorgen Trued

Great video and great footage. I bought the white Sonett II V4 that was in the window of Vasek Polak Saab in Hermosa Beach CA. Brought it to Sweden and had it for some years. I have a garage full of Saab cars but the Sonett was not for me way to cramped up I am 6.2 and not so sporty. I tried to improved roadholding with adjustable dampers and better springs and polyurethane bushings. But the car simply lacks BHP.

Raff Sajewicz
Raff Sajewicz

Very nice shooting – as usually on Petrolicious. This heritage aspect is touchy. I hope that my Saabs 900 and 9000 would be once a good “lifetime asset” for my son.
BTW – greetings for Dayna Holiga – another LA passionate Sonett owner! She could be even the better hero for this unit 🙂
Maybe next time…

Ib Erik Soderblom
Ib Erik Soderblom

Love the car, so much !

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle

I always love to see passion like this especially when its a odd ball car cause i love the oddballs too. The Saab Sonett II was a very quirky little sports car in that it had a two stroke engine and column shifter. Those were things not usually found in a sports car. Also you have to give Saab credit for making a front wheel drive sports car and making it work quite well. I have read that these cars were able to do quite well against other small European roadsters.

Ae Neuman
Ae Neuman

love these idiosyncratic cars.
back when i was a kid a blue matchbox sonett 3 was one of my most treasured possessions.

Thomas
Thomas

@ Ross, I think that’s a Sonett 2 as well but from the bubble on the hood I would think it might be the later one with the Ford 4 cylinder engine. Great video, great story and a cool guy. I am looking forward to next Tuesday.

Russ Wollman
Russ Wollman

What’s that red machine next door to the Saab? Looks like a Lotus to me.

Emanuel Costa
Emanuel Costa

Yes, it would be nice to know (for sure) what the red car is, and why isn’t it featured in the video!

Alan Leroy Clarke
Alan Leroy Clarke

The red car is a ’68 or ’69 Sonett II V-4. A no-brainer…

Daniel Cooley
Daniel Cooley

Great video! I’ve always thought Sonett’s were really interesting. There’s a guy who lives down the street from me who has had one sitting in his driveway for years…shame to see it rust, hopefully someday I’ll be able to buy and restore it.

Future Doc
Future Doc

Great video, fun car.