A Readers Version Of DJA 880

Through our Facebook page we just received an email that kind of blew me away. Christopher Mills from the UK has been inspired by DJA 880 to the point of trying to recreate it with his 2008 9-3. Below are pictures and his explanation of how it came to be. Very impressive Christopher and what a labor of love.

Hello.

I own a 2008 Saab 9-3 1.9Tid. I bought it in December 2012 as a box standard Airflow model. (Due to insurance) After seeing DJA 880 (the last Saab) I wanted a goal to make mine look as close to it as possible. So I did! I started off with a duel exhaust system and a couple of interior parts to start me off. In May 2012 I ordered a set of ULA 88 alloys.

In July 2013, I decided it was time to get the front Griffin bumper parts. It took weeks trying to get a hold of the parts. Thanks to Neo Brothers for supplying me the skin. After a Month and a half and the bumper all painted it was ready to be fitted.

The car looks as close to the 9-3 Griffin as I can do at the moment. I do not know anybody else in the United Kingdom to get this upgrade and I am very happy with it. I have lots of photos of the build I want to share with you.

It would be great if you could do a read up on this for the SaabsUnited blog. Also I am in the making of my own blog which will be full of Saab stuff shortly!

Best Regards

Christopher Mills

RS
Member
3 years 20 days ago

Christopher, your car looks very good! Some really nice pics too.

Dmain
Member
3 years 20 days ago

Chris: Impressive! You are a true aficionado. I thought I was doing OK with the few upgrades that I have made to my 2009 Aero (also red), but I can see I have a long way to go. Its the work that it takes to get these fun and very cool extra parts that are now getting so difficult to come by that seems to take the most effort.

Øystein Thorsheim
Guest
3 years 20 days ago

VERY NICE! .. did you really have to change the headlights. They are seemingly similar as far as I can tell..
If you could provide a list of parts needed i think more of us would do the same!
.. amazing how you Saab now looks a good 5 years newer!.. in fact, it looks brand new!

phermansson
Member
3 years 19 days ago

Its almost impossible to get the parts for the 9-3 Griffin now, most of it sold out about 6 months ago.

The Griffin headlights are blue.

Christopher Mills
Member
3 years 19 days ago

Hello. I have a full part numbers list which I will upload shortly. However the parts are extremely hard to get. Regards Chris

Neo Brothers
Member
3 years 19 days ago

Hi Chris,

Car looks fantastic in the photos, we would love to see it in the flesh one day!!

Hope you are looking forward to the second instalment you have planned with us 😉

Charlie
Neo Brothers

elli
Member
3 years 19 days ago

VERY VERY nice, thats a real eye catcher, like Neos i too would love to see it in the flesh, you have put a lot of work into that and it looks great

Christopher Mills
Member
3 years 19 days ago

Thanks a lot. Don’t go to many events but I am going to start next year !

Juan
Member
2 years 5 months ago

What is the part # to the saab trunk handle lid and where can I order one?

phermansson
Member
2 years 5 months ago

Out of stock… Cant be ordered anymore

zippy
Member
3 years 19 days ago

Gorgeous. Those alloys are great and I intend on getting my yet-to-be-purchased 9-3 the same alloys.

zol10
Member
2 years 10 months ago

Looks awesome!! Can you tell me where did you purchase those super cool looking fog light assemblies?

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