SOTW: Daves green 9-3

Quite a while since last SOTW, but earlier this week we got a few pics of this beauty in the crew mailbox.
Like it or hate it – it is great that someone wants to stand out and try a different color!
Thanks for sharing Dave, and to you other, send us a picture of your car and a few words, an maybe YOURS car is featured next time!

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Good day Saab fans,

I would like to share my new Saab 9-3 with you guys.

My name is Dave from the Netherlands. My mom and dad have a Saab car company (www.autobedrijfvandongen.nl). I often go to the company, I have been doing this since I was born. And the Saab virus has got me haha. After a long time when I was finally 18 years old, a special 9-3 2000 “Viggen White” was ready to ride after a lot of work (picture will follow in this post). I was always in love with the new generation 9-3, but when I saw the 9-3 in the orange color on Saabsunited, I knew enough that I also want something like that. After a few months we got a perfect 9-3 to make this possible .

About 4 months ago I have bought a 9-3 2.0T (2008) with my father to make something special that we both wanted.

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Then there were a few questions:

Which Color?
Which Wheels?
Which Options?

There were a few colors that we maybe wanted like: Orange, Green, Polar Blue, Yellow or White. After a long discussion and consideration we have picked the color Lamborghini Green. Because it’s a special color, we made many black accents like the roof, mirrors, fog lights and the grill. I also ride a Kawasaki dirt bike, which is also green haha.

We wanted to keep original Saab wheels and because I liked the Independence Edition Wheels it was an easy choice. And off course 19” :D.

Then the question which options. Because you got so many different options, it was hard to choose. I liked the NEVS bumper very because the new fog lights. And with of course the Hirsch grille, what a beautiful grill :D. Then I saw a leather Hirsch dashboard and thought I must have that too. Also we have chosen a TurboX rear spoiler.

After 4 months of hard work with my dad this is the final result! The White 9-3 Cabrio is the car of my mom, and I also got the 2000 9-3 “Viggen style” in white.

I am so happy with the result and will ride my Saab with a smile, every single day. And maybe you will see me at the Saab festival in 2016 with this green monster :). Unfortunately I couldn’t join this year.

Hope you liked this post 🙂
And the engine tuning will come in the future if you ask.

Greetings,
Dave from the Netherlands.

Big thanks to www.autodrijfvandongen.nl and my dad.

LarsG
Member
1 year 1 month ago

Looks very special. I think you have reached what you whised.

Patrik H
Member
1 year 1 month ago

Such a cool car. Definitely one-of-a-kind! Have fun…

Angelo V.
Member
1 year 1 month ago

I like Dave’s green Saab better than NEVS “Green” Saabs (that haven’t been built yet).

Patrik H
Member
1 year 1 month ago

+1

Joe
Guest
1 year 1 month ago

Which makes them the “greenest” cars of all, Angelo!

Angelo V.
Member
1 year 1 month ago

Very true, Joe. No emissions. It’s finally sinking in to the enthusiasts I think—-that Saab was strangled by NEVS. There’s not a sound coming from the body. Strangled. News would be nice—-even the worst news. We need closure.

Aeronils
Member
1 year 1 month ago

Bravo!! very nice transformation, looks very different and exciting, Dave.

kochje
Member
1 year 1 month ago

What a nice car you put together. Hope to see you once on the roads in Holland, will not be difficult to spot you. Congratulations Dave, well done.

Dmain
Member
1 year 1 month ago

Pretty good. Getting all those hard-to-get parts. Worthy of the slow clap……..

Black Arrow
Member
1 year 1 month ago

Well done! And yes, let us know how you make this Hulk more powerful.
Absolutely love the white ‘Viggen’

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