If Only I Had a Garage: 1974 Saab Sonnet III
It would be lazy and reductionist simply to call Satch Carlson the Hunter S. Thompson of automotive journalism, but it wouldn't be entirely inaccurate, either. In a world where cloying nostalgia or pompous, overprivileged self-aggrandizement are a reader's only respite from stale reporting and hype, Satch was and is a true original, beholden to no one, preaching the gospel of eccentric car love to anyone willing to listen. Back in the '80s he single-handedly made Autoweek worth reading. These days he writes exclusively for the benefit of the BMWCCA members (ew!) whose monthly mag he edits, but currently among ebaymotors' many treasures one will find these 3500 words about one of Satch's Saabs. Enjoy!
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