Dirty Swede: 1994 Saab 900 Turbo
Normal people who own a convertible Saab and want to change the suspension would consider some lowering springs or maybe a set of Bilstein shocks. You can get more aggressive with things like anti-roll bars and wide tires (tyres if you live on the moon) but few owners would consider lifting a turbo Saab, but here we are. This next Saab Convertible has been given a 2.5 inch lift, big tires, and a groovy skid plate. Let’s go bombing off road with the top down! Find this 1994 Saab 900 Turbo offered for $5,500 in Andover, CT via craigslist. Tip from ME.
From the seller:
1994 saab 900 turbo convertible
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: white
title status: clean
One of a kind, Rally car 2.5 suspension lift, Biger tires, 2.1 head and intake,Swedish Dynamics computer chip, and fuel chip, Biger fuel injectors, Variable rate fuel PSI regulator, Snow Performance Water/Meth injection ,Cermance clutch, Front skid plate, Have complet Records on car, Every Thing Works , Fun Car to Drive, Was a Daily Driver up to 2 Months a go , 209.600 Miles , 192.000 Miles on Motor and trans . $5500.00 or. B. O.
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I’d be interested to see the floors. These things like to hide rust behind the undercoating, and the moment you step wrong on the floors, they become a Fred Flintstone-mobile.
Also, brand new, on-road, these had some of the worst cowl shake on any production car I’ve ever seen. They handle like a wet noodle (chassis-flex) on uneven pavement and dirt. Worse when they’re rusted out like 99% of these in New England seem to be.
I’d like to see the next owner, if they’re serious about dirt driving and the floors are up to the task, put a 6-point (or more) cage in it. Mostly to arrest the chassis flex these are perhaps infamous for, but also it’ll look cool.
Gee, I wonder why I have never seen a convertible rally car before? Seems like such a great idea! Oh, wait. Right. The whole high speeds on bumby twisting dirt roads thing. Yeah, no.
IIRC a 900 vert windshield frame *alone* will support 2x the weight of the car.