SOTW: Daves green 9-3

Quite a while since last SOTW, but earlier this week we got a few pics of this beauty in the crew mailbox.
Like it or hate it – it is great that someone wants to stand out and try a different color!
Thanks for sharing Dave, and to you other, send us a picture of your car and a few words, an maybe YOURS car is featured next time!

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Good day Saab fans,

I would like to share my new Saab 9-3 with you guys.

My name is Dave from the Netherlands. My mom and dad have a Saab car company (www.autobedrijfvandongen.nl). I often go to the company, I have been doing this since I was born. And the Saab virus has got me haha. After a long time when I was finally 18 years old, a special 9-3 2000 “Viggen White” was ready to ride after a lot of work (picture will follow in this post). I was always in love with the new generation 9-3, but when I saw the 9-3 in the orange color on Saabsunited, I knew enough that I also want something like that. After a few months we got a perfect 9-3 to make this possible .

About 4 months ago I have bought a 9-3 2.0T (2008) with my father to make something special that we both wanted.

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Then there were a few questions:

Which Color?
Which Wheels?
Which Options?

There were a few colors that we maybe wanted like: Orange, Green, Polar Blue, Yellow or White. After a long discussion and consideration we have picked the color Lamborghini Green. Because it’s a special color, we made many black accents like the roof, mirrors, fog lights and the grill. I also ride a Kawasaki dirt bike, which is also green haha.

We wanted to keep original Saab wheels and because I liked the Independence Edition Wheels it was an easy choice. And off course 19” :D.

Then the question which options. Because you got so many different options, it was hard to choose. I liked the NEVS bumper very because the new fog lights. And with of course the Hirsch grille, what a beautiful grill :D. Then I saw a leather Hirsch dashboard and thought I must have that too. Also we have chosen a TurboX rear spoiler.

After 4 months of hard work with my dad this is the final result! The White 9-3 Cabrio is the car of my mom, and I also got the 2000 9-3 “Viggen style” in white.

I am so happy with the result and will ride my Saab with a smile, every single day. And maybe you will see me at the Saab festival in 2016 with this green monster :). Unfortunately I couldn’t join this year.

Hope you liked this post 🙂
And the engine tuning will come in the future if you ask.

Greetings,
Dave from the Netherlands.

Big thanks to www.autodrijfvandongen.nl and my dad.

LarsG
Member

Looks very special. I think you have reached what you whised.

Patrik H
Member

Such a cool car. Definitely one-of-a-kind! Have fun…

Angelo V.
Member

I like Dave’s green Saab better than NEVS “Green” Saabs (that haven’t been built yet).

Patrik H
Member

+1

Joe
Guest

Which makes them the “greenest” cars of all, Angelo!

Angelo V.
Member

Very true, Joe. No emissions. It’s finally sinking in to the enthusiasts I think—-that Saab was strangled by NEVS. There’s not a sound coming from the body. Strangled. News would be nice—-even the worst news. We need closure.

Aeronils
Member

Bravo!! very nice transformation, looks very different and exciting, Dave.

kochje
Member

What a nice car you put together. Hope to see you once on the roads in Holland, will not be difficult to spot you. Congratulations Dave, well done.

Dmain
Member

Pretty good. Getting all those hard-to-get parts. Worthy of the slow clap……..

Black Arrow
Member

Well done! And yes, let us know how you make this Hulk more powerful.
Absolutely love the white ‘Viggen’

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