April 11, 2014 in Sotw
This weeks SOTW comes from 18 year old Adam Richard and comes with an added rescue story.
I am hoping that my resurrected 9-3 will be a possible SOTW candidate. I have been a Saab lunatic since I was 12 years old, I even joined all of the online saab forums back in ’07 when I was 12 years of age.
I recently found a ’04 Saab 9-3 Aero on my local listings that was in awful shape (Blown engine, disgusting interior, mis matched tires, shot suspension etc etc). I managed to buy it for $600 and bring it back to life. Thousands of dollars, sweat, blood and tears later, the car is almost perfect.
I am extremely proud of this transformation…this car was destined for the wrecking yard within days before I picked it up. After the engine swap, I had nearly given up on this project all together. I had the car sold, but cancelled the deal because I knew it wasn’t the right thing to do. I do not regret my decision one bit.
Not only did I resurrect a 9-3 from the dead, but at the age of 18, I managed to do something people my age only dream of.
I have my trip for Saabs@Carlisle booked as well!
The build thread can be found here:
Larger pictures can be seen at https://www.flickr.com/photos/trollpowersaab/sets/72157626596402165/