Stolen 900 back home

900 Talladega

A month ago we ran the story that a red 900 was stolen in Leipzig, Germany. Since it was not the first classic Saab that was stolen in that area the community was quick in reaction and the story spread throughout forums and blogs all across Europe. I don’t know if it was for that reason that the thieves lost interest in the 900 or if it was for another reason, but let’s hear the unbelievable story in the owner’s own words:

“My Red Saab 900 has showed up again just one street away! Exactly three weeks after he was stolen. My son (6) came along that street with Grandpa and almost on a sidenote told me that my car stood there. I could not believe it, but it was true.
Registration plates (L-TU 900) and the green sticker, Becker radio and amplifier as well as all the loose content (child seats, heated side mirrors, etc. – what one happens to have lying around) of the car are missing. But the car is intact and it still drives. Of course I called the police before I touched anything. They did not take fingerprints though. Also there will be no handwriting comparison, although the “user” left a vile “Sorry” on a paper snippet of a bill that was in the car. On that bill are two shaft seals, which were still in the trunk and of course are gone… “

Of course this leaves a few open questions about how things went but we for sure have a happy owner.

5 thoughts on “Stolen 900 back home”

  1. I think that’s pretty cool. Saabs generate so much emotion, even car-thieves can’t bear to take them away from their beloved owners 🙂

    Not sure the same thing would have happened had the owner been driving a Volvo..!

  2. what’s weird is that thiefs don’t usually return cars ever, especially with a note saying “sorry.” it seems to me that this must have been some kind of very special thief. In the first place, why steal a relatively old car. This person must like Saabs. Second, why return it with a note. Perhaps the thief is a reader of Saabsunited and read about the theft and then reconsidered.

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