It’s been a while since I did a Saab O The Week entry, but Ron sent through these images of what’s a pretty rare car around his neck of the woods, so I figured what the heck.
Ron lives near Aberdeen, Scotland and sightings of older Saabs around there are pretty rare to start with. Much rarer still with Dutch number plates!
Maybe the owner of this car is an SU reader?
If so, Ron and I both hope you’re enjoying your holiday in Scotland 🙂
This second Saab O The Week photo is one that’s just a little freaky.
The caption for this photo on Flickr reads as follows:
A trip to Hobart around 1998 or 1999 Parked next to this old Saab 99 which just happened to be there at the same time – Note the number plates.
As you can see, there’s a Saab 99 Turbo with the plate SB 0099 parked next to a Saab 95 wagon, with a couple of kids in the back, with the plate SB 0095.
I live in Hobart, and a few years ago I owned a marble white Saab 99 Turbo with the plate SB 0099 on it! That’s my car! The funny thing is, though, that I bought it maybe a year or so after this photo was taken.
The Saab 95 that you see there was owned at that time by a guy named Jim S. It’s now owned by a friend of mine and frequent contributor to the site over the years, Drew B. It’s a little strange that they’re parked together, though, as I’m pretty sure Jim didn’t know the previous owner of the 99T. This was before there was any Saab Car Club here in Tasmania.
Maybe they just happened to be parked next to one another that day (sometimes I choose to park next to other Saabs, too).
I don’t know how to explain it, but it’s just strange to see a part of your life turn up in someone else’s snapshots 🙂