Chip Lamb is co-ordinating the sale of various Saab cars from the GM Heritage collection. It’s a rare opportunity to purchase some expertly restored Saabs (have a look at the restoration prices on some of these cars!)
Whilst I’ve shown many of these cars at different times over the last five years, I’ve not kept particularly good notes on exactly what’s in the collection, but Saabhistory has, so that’s probably the best place to go if you want more details and photos all in one place.
It seems Saab Cars North America are keeping some for themselves. The cars listed for sale, with some notes by Chip, are as follows:
- 66 Monte Carlo 850, formerly mine (tentatively sold to a client, but not locked in yet)
- 70 99, fully restored at a cost of $80k+ (possibly sold, ditto)
- 72 95V4, formerly Frank Allocca’s, excellent original, seen at Carlisle, 2006 – his sale price is the purchase $.
- 80 900T 5-door, fully restored at nearly $100k – perhaps their finest work
- 83 900 Airport Runway Friction Tester, outrageous $80k+ restoration
- 85 900 SPG, fully restored for the ’07 Boston Auto Show, $80k+ restoration
- 99 9-3 Viggen, 10k or so original miles, as-new
- 03 9-7X, as-new, very early production, negligible mileage
- 05 9-2X Aero, as-new, very early production, negligible mileage
- 06 9-3 Aero Convertible, first one built, negligible mileage
I hope these cars go to buyers who will preserve them well.
If, by chance, you happen to pick one of them up, please do let us know.
Thanks TedY for the tip.
UPDATE: Here’s just a couple of TS links from the old days that I’ve been able to look up since posting….
The 1985 Saab 900 SPG, which was restored a few years ago in time for use at the Boston Auto Show as part of the Black Turbo theme for the Turbo X.
The 1970 Saab 99 as phtographed for Saab’s 60th Anniversary.
And many of the cars at this link aren’t in Chip’s “for sale” list above, which will give you an idea as to what they’re keeping.
Here’s a few more Heritage Collection photos.