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: A new toy


Ben
25th May 2004, 02:06 PM
Yesterday I happened to notice a C900T advertised locally at quite a reasonable price, thought I might as well take a look - and of course ended up buying it :roll: :cheesy:

I thought I`d use it for parts at first, but now I`m not too sure...

Its a 900T16S "DOHC 16", it seems to have just about every avaliable extra I can think of for the 900, including leather seats, sports steering wheel, skirts, cruise control, refirbished three spoke alloys, extra saab gages etc

Now the downside :( It has recently had a van reverse into it, meaning it needs a new hood and light cluster (see pics)
also its got quite bad rust where the passenger door attaches to the body, and a rear wheel arch needs re-sprayed, and a few other bits of rust sorted out.

So what do you all think I should do? Part it out and have tones of cool parts, or see about putting it back on the road?


Pics:
http://www.villagephotos.com/viewpubimage.asp?id_=8834318&selected=639013

In case anyone is wondering, there is a whaletale and a normal spoiler IN the boot...

http://www.villagephotos.com/viewpubimage.asp?id_=8834256&selected=639013

http://www.villagephotos.com/viewpubimage.asp?id_=8834260&selected=639013

http://www.villagephotos.com/viewpubimage.asp?id_=8834258&selected=639013

Munki
25th May 2004, 02:18 PM
Is it just me or does the rear suspension look like it is sagging? Looks like a good buy though (depending on what you paid for it that is!)

If you can save it, economicaly that is, then do...it's a classic.

GearHead
25th May 2004, 02:20 PM
<----Is Jealous


*wonders why you brits have tons of saabs

Jezzadee
25th May 2004, 02:37 PM
Looks nice. It does seem to be a bit saggy, like most C900's, but with a whaletail in the boot that wouldn't help. I just changed my rear shocks and springs using heavy duty turbo springs and Sachs sport dampers, and the rear is level again - the handling is also much better. Good luck with the body damage, doesn't look too bad.

kevitree
25th May 2004, 02:44 PM
doesn't look that bad

MY vote goes for saving it :cheesy:

TFatC
25th May 2004, 07:07 PM
Ben - save it!! PM me if you want parts, as I have tons (literally!) available. :cheesy:

garry
25th May 2004, 07:17 PM
erm.... both the front AND the rear seem to be sagging.... In fact,,,,, sagging so much it looks like its sagging at about Abbot sports springs level :cheesy: ... Hope im right :)

Like the steering wheel and the auxiliary guages.....

If you get it swop the fuel pressure regulator with the one thats on your 900i :wink:

SaabScott
25th May 2004, 07:19 PM
Go for it Ben ... if anyone can save a car like that, it's someone from the UK! :cheesy:

Willy Wonka
25th May 2004, 10:04 PM
Don't listen to Wonka. He saves everything. 8) You've got to ask yourself do you feel lucky do you, or what else would you do with your time.

Mattlach
25th May 2004, 10:20 PM
I would say don't bother.... but it IS a loaded T16S.

At least check around what a hood corner light and fender of a junked one would cost...

burnsside
25th May 2004, 11:07 PM
I say to fix it - but if you do part it out, or just don't like that steering wheel - sent me an e-mail if you want to sell the steering wheel :lol: 8) Nice find!

Jezzadee
26th May 2004, 03:46 AM
At least check around what a hood corner light and fender of a junked one would cost...

About 20.

Ben
26th May 2004, 07:11 AM
Thanks for all your replies :)

I`m going to put it in for a MOT and see whats needed, I checked the underside - looks quite good. Its got red springs on so I`m guessing its lowered. It certainly sits a lot lower at front and back than my other 900.


Ben.

Either way, it was probably worth the 80 I paid for it :cheesy:

yfs87
26th May 2004, 08:06 AM
i think a poll is needed here!! lol

i vote to save it :cheesy: good luck

-wyeth

Jezzadee
26th May 2004, 10:08 AM
I doubt there are seven and a half thousand people anywhere in the world who would have a more biased opinion than us, but as the owner of one rescued from the scrapyard I say save every one you see.

GearHead
26th May 2004, 10:24 AM
save it.

spence
26th May 2004, 12:39 PM
save it but if you dont can i come and camp in your garden :cheesy: why dont i find these i only find 9000s :roll: :lol:

valbowski1980
26th May 2004, 02:41 PM
It's a C900, to beautiful to kill. Had it been an NG I'd say dumpster it.

20Ted
26th May 2004, 05:46 PM
...

Either way, it was probably worth the 80 I paid for it :cheesy:


Why do I never find deals like this, but it seems like everyone else does???? :(