One year and three months ago I made an article about the Saab 18″ Claw rims, that they were something rare and not easy to find. Back then I really wanted to buy them, unfortunately they were not within the margins of my budget and shortly afterwards ANA started its huge sale of ALU90 Turbine rims, which I bought instead.
A few weeks after I made that article those rims were left the shop, I thought they had been sold but instead had been tucked away somewhere in the back of ANA’s huge warehouse until about three months ago when I once again noticed that they were for sale on ANA’s spare-parts website. I quickly made a call to Andreas who works there and told him that I wanted to purchase them. I managed to sell my ALU 90 Turbine rims to a friend and could thus afford the wheels I wanted from the start. And so a few days ago along with a brand new set of GoodYear Exellence tires they finally ended up on my 9-5 SC Griffin.
I’ve been craving for these rims for more than a year and even though I was happy with the ALU90 rims they were a pain to clean and they covered up too much of the brakes. Those brakes are specially made black Maptun 336 mm brakes that I ordered as a xmas present for my car. Highly recommended to anyone who wants some serious stopping power!
These rims have a very special history since they were used as the mould for Hirsch rims as explained in this post here: http://www.saabsunited.com/2012/01/18-claw-hirsch.html
For anyone who can get hold of a pair I suggest that you do so since these rims are no longer made and are pretty hard to come by.
Hope you like them just as I do! =)