saabboy1
Member
11 months 3 days ago

Great stuff Trued. I want to get my hands on a 1989 SPG turbo and do the same thing. Hard to find now a days. I think U.S. Customs will let you bring in a car from Europe with European Specs as long as its over 20 years. I may have to go that route to do it. I bet I can find lots of 89 SPG’s in Sweden? Good Stuff!!

Matthew
Member
11 months 3 days ago

Here is a coupe 99 turbo that I recently found on cars.com. It is also a prototype car from 77.
http://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/97297808/overview/

kochje
Member
11 months 3 days ago

Trued, nice story; it seems you have there more activity going on as in the THT factory :).
It is indeed the best way to get a good driving Saab but we should as well try to collect articles about veteran Saab cars that are still driving.
In the absence of stories about new development from NEVS, these seem to be very attractive and interesting articles.
Keep us up to date of the restoration.

saabdog
Member
11 months 2 days ago

Trued, after reading your posts over the years it’s good to put a face with a name! Restoring an old Saab is exactly what I am doing right now. I’m restoring a 1986 Saab 9000. All of my friends think I’m crazy, including my wife! But I love the car. It’s a one owner with only 92,000 original miles, but it sat up for many years. I am close to getting it road worthy. I know this make and model isn’t very “collectible”, but it is quite rare and a very cool Saab. Cheers!

Alastair
Member
11 months 2 days ago
saabdog………I am in a similar situation to you, i.e. I have a 1985 SAAB 90GL (owned since new and now 105,000 miles) and it has been off the road (garaged) since 2003. I intend to make this car my project for the next couple of years but am dreading what state the mechanicals (particularly the block is in after all this time. If anyone knows a best procedure for tackling this element after so long without the engine having turned over I would be over the proverbial moon for any advice. In the UK, this model is becoming as rare… Read more »
saabdog
Member
10 months 29 days ago

Alastair, what a cool Saab! You should go for it. It’s possible that the engine will turnover even though it has sat for a while. And 105,000 isn’t that many miles on the engine. I’ve had trouble finding some parts (turbo hose, distributor & a few interior parts), but they’re out there, I just have to keep looking. Good Luck!

Alastair
Member
11 months 1 day ago

Thanks Trued, that was the push I needed. My first search will be for a new head (or get it skimmed) since this was the issue back in 2003 when there apparently was a hairline crack found under pressure testing and needless to say my oil/water took on the usual sludge so I think I would be best to strip the block down before trying to turn her over.

Actually looking forward to getting black nails and smelling swarfega again. Think I must have withdrawal symptoms from all these years of driving newer cars and no mechanical involvement.

sam de Hoyos
Member
11 months 1 day ago
Trued, loved your post! I have determined that what you showed in your video is the only way to have a new Saab. I live in Utah and I own 4 old classics and 2 new styles. A 1992 – 900 S Convertible (Citron Beige), 1992 – 900 Turbo Convertible (Citron Beige), 1994 – 900 Turbo Convertible (Edwardian Gray) (all 3 are manual transmissions) and a 1992 – 900 S 4 door sedan (Edwardian Gray) with auto transmission. I plan to restore all 4 of these beauties into “NEW” condition as I still love the body shape better than any… Read more »
Aeronils
Member
10 months 30 days ago
Dear Saab lovers, i have to admit I am also hit by the old Saabs fever. Actually possesion 3 Saabs: Saab 900 CAb 1993 classic LP Turbo+Intercooler (Blue Lemans), Saab 9000 Aero Auto 1997 (light grey metallic) and just acquired a Saab 9-3 Sporthatch 2.0t Vector Biopower – Titan gray (God what a good drive this car!!). So my plan is to set up to new condition the 900 cab (and maybe improve some things like the chassis, motor or finishing) and as I don’t have a garage (closed area), but enough place around to build a covered (not closed… Read more »
kochje
Member
10 months 27 days ago

I have restored a Saab 96 (1961) as well as a Saab 900 Turbo convertible (1987) and had very fine and professional support from members of the Saab Club in Belgium.
While I do know that also France has a Saab club you could envision to become a member.
It will help you to do the right things. Success.

Aeronils
Member
10 months 27 days ago

ok, thanks Kochje.
good idea

Daniel Hana
Guest
10 months 26 days ago

Where is all the new Saab News? I have three emails from NEVS this month.
Thanks

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