There was a time when $1500 got you a fairly drivable car that you could drive around town and restore in your spare time…but the nasty thing called inflation has driven the price of all but the rustiest boat anchors up a few digits and now a $1500 Saab that needs a transmission might be a good deal. Find this 1986 Saab 900 Turbo offered for $1500 in Bay Shore, NY via craigslist.
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.
Parts availability for the Saab 900 platform isn’t as plentiful as it was back when ever other college professor drove one of these things, but it isn’t bad for vintage Scandinavian oddball. But if you were really concerned that you couldn’t find some diaphragm or hard-line used in one of those early Bosch fuel injection systems, you could consider upgrading to something more common, like an entire Ford Mustang drivetrain. Say what? Yeah, this next car might look like a Saab 900, but it has been competely transformed from front-wheel-drive backwards-engine Saab rally machine into a Weld Wheel shod supercharged 5.0h V8 powered drag strip speed machine. And the interior (and engine bay) is a treat for the LSU or classic LA Kings fan. Find this 1986 Saab 900 offered for $22,500 in Henderson, NC via faceswap marketbash.
The Saab 900 Classic was built by Saab from 1978 through 1994. It is a very different beast from the Saab 900 NG (New Generation) that was built on a GM2900 platform. The OG 900 is really just an updated Saab 99, which means you get an engine mounted backwards at a 45 degree slant over the front wheels and a surprising amount of turbocharged performance. From a roll, a vintage Saab 900 turbo will hang with all of the best sports cars from the era in a straight line and the double wishbone suspension means it will also take the turns better than most of the junk on the road. But the best part of this next car is the louvers. Find this 1988 Saab 900 Turbo SPG offered for $10,000 in Reading, PA via craigslist. Tip from Cory & Sean.
How hard can it be to import a vehicle from Latvia? Ignoring the current Coronavirus induced global shipping issues, I have to think that getting a car from Latvia imported into the USA and legal to drive on the street might be difficult for even the most seasoned car importer. But this next Saab Turbo […]
How often do you find a one owner car from the early 1990s?– it isn’t common for people to keep a car that long…except maybe rotting in a field or in some pigeon filled barn. And few people have the endurance to own something like a 90s Saab for 3 decades because those receipts are […]
This next car comes as a tip from Erik202 who writes: I have a lot of cars on my kijiji and craigslist watch lists….I’m probably not getting any of them but maybe someone will rescue this one. Find this 1986 SAAB 900S offered for $2900 CAD ($2205 USD) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada via Kijiji.ca. From […]
The Saab 900 Classic, built from 1978 through 1994, was the final evolution of Saab’s wacky backwards-engine compact luxury cruiser that started way back in 1968 with the release of the Saab 99. Don’t be fooled by the later GM rebadged Opel/Vauxhall/Saturn abomination that later used the 900 badge — because there was only one […]
The trick to a good automobile advertisement is like one of those fancy fish-lures — you need a heavy dose of fantasy to lure a prospective hypostomus plecostomus onto your line. Some sellers use scantily clad women and others use a well timed photo from the past…but this next seller uses the oldest trick in […]
The Saab 900 was an evolution of the Saab 99, which was in turn based on the 96, which was just an upgraded 93 which was a 92…which really goes all the way back to the original Ur-Saab prototype built in a barn by two guys named Sven and Karl who just borrowed the design […]