The Saab 9000 was built on a shared Saab/Fiat platform that was also used in the 1984-1998 Lancia Thema, Saab 9000, Fiat Croma, and Alfa Romeo 164. This next example of the Saab/Fiat Type 4 platform features an unbeatable combo for a sub $1k car — executive class luxury, front drive safety, and Giorgetto Giugiaro styling. Tow it home, fix it stock, or start pushing up power with the easy to modify Saab B-series 4-cylinder. Find this 1996 Saab 9000 CSE offered for $600 in Castle Rock, OR via craigslist. Tip from Zach.
It’s factory hot rodding 101: find a plain Jane 4 door berlina sedan and stuff a big motor in it and turn it loose. If you are FIAT you take a so-so front drive exec sled and stuff a Ferrari V-8 in it and away you go. Find this 1991 Lancia Thema 8.32 for sale in […]
In the late 1970s Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo & Saab conspired to create a joint platform for executive class sedans. The end product was called the Type Four and featured transverse front-engine front-drive setup to be shared between the Lancia Thema, Saab 9000, Fiat Croma, and Alfa Romeo 164. Each version offered their own spin […]
The Saab/Fiat type 4 platform (1984-1998) was a front-wheel-drive luxury platform that was used under the Lancia Thema, Saab 9000, Fiat Croma, and Alfa Romeo 164. Each version offers their own spin on the transverse front-drive luxury formula, but only the Thema was available with a Ferrari V8 up front. Find this 1989 Lancia Thema […]
As much as it pains me to say it, you should forget about picking up this Lancia Thema 8.32 located in Canada with a busted engine. Sure, it is powered by a Ferrari V8 taken from the 308/Mondial, is 25 years young and ready for import… but if you really want a car based on […]