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firedome

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« on: January 26, 2010, 10:12:26 AM »


Sjak - I owe you a beer!!!!!!

"GM sells SAAB to Spyker" .... YEEEEE HAAAAAW !!!

My favorite NEW car will live on now, thanks to Spyker Motors and Victor Muller of Holland!!

The New 9-5 is awesome...  (Google it).

Now they can get back to the real SAAB, like before GM meddled with it!

GO SAAB!!!!!!!



from one with 5 SAABS in the family, all going strong:

'84 900 Turbo - 105k highly modified autocrosser

'87 900 - 320k and still burns no oil!

'99 9-3 red 189k

'99 9-3 blue 135k

'01 9-5 Aero Turbo S (faster 30 to 80 than a Ferrari 348) 140k


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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 11:44:36 AM »

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In your dreams.
That's like thinking there will be a 1967 Imperial again....

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 01:11:14 PM »

No, you'd have to be a dedicated Saabist to understand the
quirky-coolness that GM eliminated when they became merely badge
engineered Opels in 1994 with New Gen 900s... I guess they appeal to
weird-o's like me, I bought my first one in 1971 ('67 Saab 96 2 stroke)
and my first NEW one (Saab 99-L) in 1974.  Their new CEO Victor
Muller TOTALLY understands... to quote him: "We need to go back to
building a Saab Saab, not an Opel Saab"... he gets it!  That's why
Saab nuts had convoys and rallys all over the world last month... Save
Saab! It's about the Swedishness (and yes my ancestors came from
Goteborg)...they will still be built by the Trolls in
Trollhattan!!  I love them because they are fun, have personality,
are unbelievably strong and durable: 350+ K is very typical, and they
are some of the safest cars in the world. They also have occasional
weird bugs and quirks one learns to put up with, and they're sure not a
Camry, not boring. So it's not  so much about building a new '75
99, it's about reclaining that authentic Saab personality in a new car
...hmmm...kinda hard to explain. Ya had to be there!  Anyhow,

I didn't really expect anyone here to be into it, I'm just SO GLAD that
SAAB lives to fight another day!!  Thank you Spyker
Holland!! 
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Jacques

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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011, 01:02:01 PM »


Roger, I finally found this thread again... guess you would like to know my newest acquisition...



Since a few weeks I have this in my garage, a 1974 99L. I bought it in
an impulse. Friends drove it daily during winter so I knew it was
dependable. And since I never had a red car, I decided I had to have it.



Got to like it meanwhile. Well engineered car. Interesting brand history.

The car needs some work, mainly on the
brakes. Some brake-parts on these earlier series are slightly challenging
to find, but nowhere near as hard as some of the Imperial parts I've
been looking for in the past. Also a great community of Saab-enthusiasts
 over here.









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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011, 01:13:42 PM »

Cool....a coupe!
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2011, 04:32:46 PM »

That 99 is awesome Sjak!!!  Identical to my apple green 99 I bought new in Feb '74. I still have the factory shop manual for it! I've been looking for another good one for a while.

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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2011, 04:57:01 PM »

Quote from: firedome
That 99 is awesome Sjak!!!  Identical to my apple green 99 I bought new in Feb '74. I still have the factory shop manual for it! I've been looking for another good one for a while.

Maybe you can do a swap. When a C gets shipped over there, he can send back two Saabs to keep the earth in balance
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2011, 02:14:07 AM »

Good one Peter 

@ Roger: you will for sure find a 74 99L over here, but given the current euro-USD conversion-rate, this is probably not a cost-effective option. A good solid driver, with some maintenance stuff needing attention and some slight cosmetic work would cost between 1500-2000 euro's (at current rate, thats in the range of $2-3000 approximately), but shipping will be killer.

But then again, a $2000-C shipped to here will also cost 6 once landed and tagged...

Here a pristine 99, its at a dealer so probably over-asking a lot:
http://link.marktplaats.nl/454328584




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