About Saab Sonett
In 1955, a team of Swedish auto enthusiasts, pilots, and engineers developed a race-ready two-seat roadster, complete with a three-cylinder engine and plenty of horsepower. The team titled this car the Saab Sonnet, drawing the name from a centuries-old Swedish phrase, meaning "how neat it is." This unique automobile, with round headlights, a boxy chassis, and a 57 horsepower engine, proves aptly named. The Saab Sonnet first marketed to auto consumers in 1956, debuting at the Bilsalong, or Motor Show, in Stockholm, Sweden. Unlike most cars of its age, which come in heavy materials like aluminum and steel, this vehicle features a lightweight design. Its frame derives from fiberglass along with segments of glass and plastic. These cars sit low to the ground, and feature front-engine mounted designs. They seat a driver and passenger, leaving room in the trunk for a small suitcase or two. Saab produces four versions of the little Sonnet, with production lasting from the 1950s through 1970s. Although only the first two models are available in the United States, you can search the large inventory on eBay for all sorts of mementos honoring the other versions, including the Saab Sonett III, among the rarest cars in the world. You can recall its glory days with watches, shirts, old magazine articles, and many more treasures.