Some say there is a fine line between being a collector and a hoarder. But that’s only partially true. There is a difference and it depends on what you are amassing. If your collection is newspaper clippings related to something interesting — you could be a collector. But if it just every copy of your local rag — you’re a hoarder. Collecting cereal boxes — hoarder. Got more jewelry than Flavor Flav — collector. A few cabinets full of watches — collector? Beanie babies overflowing your bedroom — hoarder. But then we get to the delicate question of automobiles. Jay Leno, is he a collector or a hoarder? One could say that his cars are well maintained and interesting enough to bump him into the category of collector, but what about the Jay Leno wannabee up in the high desert plain who has collection of derelict Saab Sonetts? Collector or hoarder? Find this collection of three 1974 Saab Sonetts offered for $6000, $4000, and $3500 in Lancaster, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car is a Saab Sonett III, so that means the 2-stroke oil burner was no longer an option (shame, that would be the one to get IMHO) and it is powered by a V4 borrowed from the European Ford Taunus. The V4 displaces 1.7 liters and puts out 65 horsepower to a 4-speed manual gearbox mated to the front wheels, not exactly a performance nirvana, but at a sub 2000 lb curb weight, it won’t be a penalty box either. Find this 1974 Saab Sonett III offered for $5000 in Ham Lake, MN via craigslist. Tip from Kester.
I’ve seen what happens when people buy the first year of a new car when it is released…and it usually isn’t pretty. The new model comes with new technology that always has some teething issues, so I generally recommend that people avoid the first few years of production…but what about the last year or so? […]
This next car comes as a tip from Johnny Bouncewell who writes: Holy hell, you’d have to be mad (and an eccentric engineer named Nels Nelsveronsen) to buy all of these headaches. I’m neither, but so damn tempting. Find this…errr..these Saab 95s and Sonetts offered as a package deal for $5000 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist. […]
Do you know what you can get at a new car dealership for $10k? Absolutely nothing. Even the most bare bones, teeth rattling, manual everything equipped Nissan Versa 4-door will set you back $13,000 before taxes, license, registration, and stupid tax. To add insult the injury, the Nissan will depreciate faster than an open can […]
This next car comes from tipper Zach Z who writes: Born from Jets? Born for Mudding? Born for speed? Maybe those fat balloon tires actually make it go faster. I don’t know. Find this 1968 Saab Sonett V4 offered for $8000 near Anchorage, AK. The SAAB Sonett is an odd car, either a 2-stroke or a V4 […]
Ta en varm blick på detta 1971 Saab Sonett bud här på eBay för 2 071 kr med auktion slutar på måndag kl 07:53 PST. Från eBay Listing: Skick: Begagnade År: 1971 Miltal: 91210 Gör: Saab Fordons Titel: Klar Modell: sonett ’71 Saab Sonett i rättvisa villkor. Bil har suttit i några år, men är komplett […]
I feel the need to make amends for the sunset orange 99EMS with a $15k asking price that we featured yesterday — not because it wasn’t a nice car, but because YIKES that was a big ask for a ’74 Saab (or any Saab for that matter) and this isn’t one of those sites where […]
Why do I keep thinking about and searching for cheap old Saabs? You’d think that with the Draken gone (yes, someone picked it up the other weekend — I need to do a full write-up) I’d be totally done with old front drive Scandinavian classics…but I’m not. Find this 1974 SAAB Sonett offered for $5,000 […]