Mr. Saab, Erik Carlsson has passed away

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Mr. Saab, Erik Carlsson has passed away

Erik Carlsson, nicknamed ”on the roof” has passed away following a short illness in a hospital close to his home in England. He was 86 years old.
Erik Carlsson won the British RAC rally in 1960, 61 and 62 and also the Monte Carlo Rally in 1962 and 63. With these achievements Erik wrote himself, his home town Trollhättan in Sweden and his red Saab 96 rally car into motorsport history.
Erik Carlsson was the first Swedish superstar in motorsport and after his career behind the steering wheel he continued as a PR-personality and ambassador for Saab Automobile AB throughout the world.

He leaves behind his daughter Susie and family.

A truly sad time, I have had the very great pleasure of chatting to Erik on many occasion over the years, and I was particularly proud to receive the "Best Customised Car" award for the Beast from him at the Saab Owners Club of GB Nationals in 2012

R.I.P. dear Erik.
Eric was a legend from another era and is almost certainly giving St Peter a few driving tips.
Didn't he marry Pat Moss Stirlings sister ??

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