Despite the many years it took for Swedish designers at Saab to warm to the idea of a sports car -- and then the additional years it took for the kinks to work themselves out of the Saab Sonett -- it was ultimately a success, and a vehicle that fulfilled U.S. Saab dealers' goal of driving more traffic to their showrooms.
1973 Saab Sonett
Trace the Saab Sonett's trajectory of popularity with the model year production charts for Sonett II and III below.
Saab Sonett II/III Production by Model Year*
| Model year||Number built |
Total Saab Sonett Production
|Year||Model ||Number built |
|1966-1969||Sonett II/V-4 ||1,868|
|1970-1974||Sonett III ||8,368|
|1966-1974||All Sonett models ||10,236|
*Derived from chassis number ranges. **Includes the original prototype, three hand-built production prototypes, and 24 preproduction cars. ***Includes 230 with two-stroke three-cylinder engine and 70 four-stroke V-4 engine. Source: The Sonett, and all other Saab Sports Cars, by Bjorn Svallner, Alltom Hobby AB, 1983.
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