Classic & Sportscar

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    Classic & Sportscar

    There's an interesting and appreciative article on the 99 in the November edition of "C&SC" by the usually excellent Jon Pressnell who compares an early 1700 to a late model 99 Turbo.

    I say "usually excellent" because Mr Presnell asserts that the SAAB's gearbox, "was also of Triumph origin, being a Swedish-built uprating of the unit used in the 1300 saloon", and that surely can't be correct?

    As someone on a Triumph related forum has mentioned, the 1300's "gearbox struggled to cope with the 1500's torque, one of the reasons for the change to RWD, using the far* stronger GT6 / Vitesse 2 litre / Marina gearbox."

    Still, it'd be interesting to know if there is a connection...

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    Thanks for the heads up

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