sotw, Gregs’s Saved 99LE

Hi Robin:

Here are a few shots of my 1975 SAAB 99LE. Bought this car from an Estate back in the Spring. A barn find with 61,000 miles and original owner. The car had not run in about 25 years. Needless to say it cleaned up amazingly . Installed new headliner, cleaned the entire fuel system. It runs and drive great. Wet sanded the mostly original paint with 2000 & 3000 wet paper then buffed. Can’t wait for Spring and to show her off and drive as a summer car.

The only thing I plan to do with this car is to add a nice set of Soccerball alloys once I find them. Attached are some BEFORE and AFTER pictures


Greg Smith
Catskill NY

SOTW, Doug’s 400,000 mile 99



This is for the SOTW–my ’78 99 purchased new that year and still doing fine over 400,000 miles later.  After my dog remodeled the interior I was lucky to find a 99 Turbo as an organ donor, and transplanted the entire interior and wheels adding  “euro” front headlights obtained from the Swedish SAAB club.  Given the hatch, I’ve enjoyed camping in it in Mexico, Canada and all regions of the U.S. and hope that NEV produces a new version so that others can enjoy the fun.

Doug Peterson,
Salem OR

Thank you Doug for sharing. A larger picture can be found here

The Theme Song in Swade’s 2009 Soundtrack

Well, as all of you regular readers know, our intrepid host, Steven Wade, has seen the light and admitted that his dalliance with the Mazda MX-5 was disappointing and, well, a little less satisfying than his first love, the Saab 99 Turbo.
And I quote:

…the MX-5 just doesn’t ignite any passion within me. It’s a lot of things, but an automotive aphrodisiac is not one of them. Not for me, at least.
… I have learned that I should have waited for the Monte to become the fun car I tried to acquire with the MX-5. That would have left garage space and a whole pile of money for the car I believe will really satisfy my Saab lust – another 99 Turbo.

Note the words used — “ingite”, “passion”, “aphrodisiac”, “lust”.
It’s a tall order to come up with a theme song that sums all of this up. One that requires the right words, the right tone and the right level of melodrama. I think that I’ve found it. And frankly, I’m surprised that I didn’t make the connection before.
So, for what it’s worth, this song is dedicated to Steven in Hobart. Everything’s going to turn out fine…. (after the jump)

Read moreThe Theme Song in Swade’s 2009 Soundtrack

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