Hark, mortals! I, Thor, God of Thunder, bring tidings of a most impressive chariot. Behold, the Saab 900, a true warrior of the road. With a striking red exterior and a manual transmission, this steed is sure to attract attention wherever it travels. Fear not its mileage, for it has traversed the great distances of […]
On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…four awesome Saabs! Find this 1995 Saab 9000CSE Turbo and 3 Saab 900 Convertibles offered for $8950 to $14950 via craigslist in Naugatuck (say what now?) CT. Tip from Rock On! From the seller: 1995 Saab 9000fuel: gasodometer: 83000title status: cleantransmission: automaticAmazing 1995 Saab […]
You might be a Saab driver if: You’ve paid more in maintenance in the past year than the car is worth. You’ve had to remove windshield wipers to replace an alternator. You’ve had to drive in the day with your lights on and in the night with your lights off…and it wasn’t by choice. You […]
This next car comes from BP who writes: Yessiree, pop the hatch and get 6’1″ camping for two. Authentic backwards engine a rarity today. Good rubbers. Extendo-hood standard equipment. Where were you in 1986? A true one-size-fits-all automobile. Find this 1986 Saab 900 offered for $4,295 in Connersville, IN via Hemmings marketplace. From the seller: […]
What did the Saab Turbo driver say to his passengers? Brace yourself for the turbo kick will make your neck Thor. Okay, that was a bad. But it had to be done because I can’t just post this car with awesome gold Saab soccer ball alloys and not make some joke about the seller’s name […]
The OG Saab 900 classic platform (1978-1994) was a mild upgrade on the older Saab 99 platform. This means you still get an engine mounted backwards AND at a jaunty 45 degree angle mated to the front tires, but the 900 was faster and more refined than the old 99. From a roll, a vintage […]
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.