A friend was digging through boxes of old family photos when he found these - apparently from when his grandfather bought a brand new 1972 Saab 96.

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This building still exists, and there is still a parking area on the roof. Although now it is a gym. I expect it will probably be torn down and replaced by condos in a few years, as most of Austin gets destroyed by developers.

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Now here is a question for OPPO - what is that red(dish) car next to the white Saab 96? Note the European license plate. I can’t figure it out. I thought maybe Fiat 132, but some of the details are wrong. It’s rather strange.

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Look at that E-Type! Sadly it doesn’t appear in any of the other photos. I’m guessing they had to move cars on the lot around to make space for the truck to unload (the MGs are parked where the Sonetts are in the above photos).

Also interesting are the Saab 99s with vinyl roofs. A rare option, yet here are several at one dealer.

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