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cghag1
21st December 2010, 06:16 PM
Who said "Mati"?

I immediately had the same thought; oh no, neon lights! Then I looked at the photo and had to chuckle. It does beg the question - just how long is your extension cord?!

cooper-davis
21st December 2010, 06:58 PM
Lit!
:)

nuclear944
21st December 2010, 08:34 PM
Lit!
:)

Do that with your ford focus, not the C900.:nono;:o

But really, if you want to celebrate Christmas, why don't you put one of those glowing stars inside the car or something?

Either way, nice Saab!

cooper-davis
21st December 2010, 09:30 PM
I immediately had the same thought; oh no, neon lights! Then I looked at the photo and had to chuckle. It does beg the question - just how long is your extension cord?!
DC/AC converter :)

cooper-davis
21st December 2010, 09:33 PM
Do that with your ford focus, not the C900.:nono;:o
but I don't HAVE a ford focus:cry::cheesy:

But really, if you want to celebrate Christmas, why don't you put one of those glowing stars inside the car or something?
OK, I'll work on an LED lit emblem to put in the back window for next year. At least I didn't attach a fake tree complete with flocking to the roof:D
What can I say, Clark Griswald is my hero.

Tailspin
21st December 2010, 10:36 PM
The lights are great, love it love it love it.

88saab900s
22nd December 2010, 03:10 PM
Steve Corgan.
The h-patter center pops out and its painted on the plastic part that comes out, I wet sanded it all off, and made the image in photoshop, printed it, put it on the shifter and popped the clear plastic (after sanding it) back on.

SOAB
22nd December 2010, 04:10 PM
Do that with your ford focus, not the C900.

Do what you want! Im lovin it but as long as you like it screw what anyone else thinks!

Paul Campagna
24th December 2010, 03:10 PM
here is my most recent video. Lots of photos of classic 900s in there..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCyTAW5_QbQ

SaabHat93
1st January 2011, 02:51 AM
Snow! Had to put on chains driving over highway 26 in Oregon.

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn58/xyphon112/IMGP5415.jpg

nuclear944
1st January 2011, 03:01 AM
2 New Year's specials:
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/nuclear944/dsc044-1.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/nuclear944/dsc038.jpg

The ultimate snow car!

cooper-davis
1st January 2011, 09:37 AM
Snow! Had to put on chains driving over highway 26 in Oregon.

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn58/xyphon112/IMGP5415.jpg
Yay HWY 26! :)

I grew up in the Salem area:)

shockrocker13321
8th January 2011, 04:07 PM
heres mine.. traded a 98 blazer for it :D


http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6638838&id=724976041



http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6638838&id=724976041
(http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6638838&id=724976041)

shockrocker13321
9th January 2011, 02:06 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs061.snc4/34436_474391016041_724976041_6638837_1174178_n.jpg http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs061.snc4/34436_474391026041_724976041_6638839_2867542_n.jpg bah, sorry about that. here it is.. traded my blazer for it, straight up.. funnest darn car i've ever driven, even with the "quirks" im dealing with :D

TooMany2cvs
9th January 2011, 03:51 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs061.snc4/34436_474391016041_724976041_6638837_1174178_n.jpg

That is a really lovely colour. I like that. A lot.

shockrocker13321
9th January 2011, 11:54 AM
why thank you XD

86notchback
10th January 2011, 02:21 PM
that is fabulous.......

Lit!
:)

anjum
10th January 2011, 08:13 PM
That is a really lovely colour. I like that. A lot.

Seconded!!

shockrocker13321
10th January 2011, 08:14 PM
:D thank you!

Racerquinny93
12th January 2011, 11:19 AM
my version of a snow blower

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/racerquinny/snoww2.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q73/racerquinny/snoww.jpg

88saab900s
12th January 2011, 12:13 PM
http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/6005/56013511.jpg (http://img715.imageshack.us/i/56013511.jpg/)

good amount of snow ;ol;

DustinS
7th February 2011, 01:17 AM
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs896.ash1/180494_10150136586681011_662046010_8309360_3396075 _n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs255.snc6/180334_10150136587211011_662046010_8309368_483627_ n.jpg

sorry this one is a bit dark. good camera get left at home...

DurocShark
7th February 2011, 07:34 AM
I love all these snow pics! Makes me feel like I'm not alone!

Too bad my white Saab disappears in the snow. ;)

Orca
7th February 2011, 07:45 AM
I love all these snow pics! Makes me feel like I'm not alone!

Too bad my white Saab disappears in the snow. ;)

You just need some dirty snow :lol:

http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/orca_miscellaneous/IMG00172_20091224_0909.sized.jpg
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/orca_miscellaneous/IMG00172_20091224_0909.jpg

Elchulachaser
10th February 2011, 07:55 AM
http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/6005/56013511.jpg (http://img715.imageshack.us/i/56013511.jpg/)

good amount of snow ;ol;


Nice pic.... NJ got walloped.. Snow was ontop of my SPG in the street, Even with the Blizzaks.. She didn't run.. Resorted back to the AWD..

DustinS
10th February 2011, 10:13 AM
Resorted back to the AWD..

I got asked multiple times if mine was AWD.

roymobile
10th February 2011, 11:39 AM
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/album1450/RPS_9686

88saab900s
10th February 2011, 12:26 PM
Nice pic.... NJ got walloped.. Snow was ontop of my SPG in the street, Even with the Blizzaks.. She didn't run.. Resorted back to the AWD..


its like every 4 days nj is getting hit with snow or ice, glad I got a fresh set of snow tires on her, its like driving on dry summer roads haha. sadly my 900s's tires are bald, but even then it can still drive around in the snow.

saab + snow = win ;ol;

KT100
10th February 2011, 12:56 PM
http://ladu.planet.ee/taavi/IMG_2246-1.JPG


There's always something to do on it but I like it ;ol;

keywestgurlie
10th February 2011, 05:43 PM
Here are pics of the '89 vert I brought home last week. Turbo is fun.

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af211/dyegurl/Saab007.jpg
I didn't notice the car matches my dog :)

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af211/dyegurl/Saab015.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af211/dyegurl/Saab001.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af211/dyegurl/Saab010-1.jpg

SaabMon
10th February 2011, 10:02 PM
Real nice! You did good.;ol;

philjohnhb
11th February 2011, 03:52 AM
http://ladu.planet.ee/taavi/IMG_2246-1.JPG


There's always something to do on it but I like it ;ol;

Very nice. some neat touches you've put on that car.

philjohnhb
11th February 2011, 03:53 AM
You just need some dirty snow :lol:

http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/orca_miscellaneous/IMG00172_20091224_0909.sized.jpg
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/orca_miscellaneous/IMG00172_20091224_0909.jpg

Do you miss it?

li Arc
11th February 2011, 10:40 AM
You guys are making me jealous with all your snow shots! My poor baby is still awaiting some additional transmission work that'll come in the spring, so I'm just driving a crappy Mazda around. I can understand now why people who drive such crappy cars never really became car enthusiasts.

c900 + snow = fantastic wintery fun!

li Arc

86airflow
14th February 2011, 08:38 PM
my 86 turbo with pre facelift airflow kit;ol;

http://i53.tinypic.com/ogl378.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/359keqh.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/alkvi8.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/oqvedt.jpg


http://i52.tinypic.com/2nsrqrl.jpg

now with e-codes!!


http://i51.tinypic.com/11iip34.jpg





http://i56.tinypic.com/25fjeah.jpg

Krizzie
15th February 2011, 03:54 AM
That's one rare ride dude! ;ol;

SaabMon
15th February 2011, 12:21 PM
Really beautiful car!Great pictures too.

SPGreg
15th February 2011, 04:53 PM
I love the car! I do prefer the former headlights & bezels - I like the era-correct look of the originals - but maybe that's just me.

Orca
15th February 2011, 05:20 PM
Lovely :cool:
Looks perfect with the correct headlamps ;)

milos
15th February 2011, 05:46 PM
Very nice car,
Never seen new style wheel arches on a pre-face lift....

DurocShark
15th February 2011, 06:25 PM
OOOOHHH!!!


I want e-codes!!!!

shockrocker13321
15th February 2011, 07:02 PM
sweet ride dude :)

86airflow
15th February 2011, 07:56 PM
I love the car! I do prefer the former headlights & bezels - I like the era-correct look of the originals - but maybe that's just me.
the current headlights are the era correct, just not for the us market;ol;

next plan is to lower it and get some wider wheels..along with a slew of maintenance to make sure this car lasts another 25 years and still looks damn good!

DurocShark
15th February 2011, 10:49 PM
I hate the stock US headlights. On my old VW Bus I replaced the old sealed beam style with Hella H4 lights. Even with stock wiring and crappy US Silverstar bulbs they were MUCH better.

I want to do something similar with my 86 900s. But I want those one piece housings instead of just replacing my bulbs.

Are they available in the US anywhere? Was there a year that I can swap from that was sold here?

DanComden
16th February 2011, 12:07 PM
Three years ago I installed the Hella headlamps on my '85 -- one of the best and easiest upgrades out there without having to track down European lights. It was a significant improvement over the crappy sealed beams, and it's easy to swap bulbs depending on your needs. Got mine at Susquehanna Motorsports (http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=744) (link is to the kit).

shockrocker13321
16th February 2011, 12:29 PM
speaking of lights, would it be easy, or a pain to put some fog-lights on? and would it even look good?

DanComden
16th February 2011, 12:47 PM
My theory is that the stock fog lights were installed for cosmetic reasons and to sell replacements to drivers who bash them on parking curbs. I find them to be essentially useless for illumination. Others may disagree.
The stock brackets are great for attaching much better fog lights such as the Hella 550 lamp.

DurocShark
16th February 2011, 12:54 PM
Three years ago I installed the Hella headlamps on my '85 -- one of the best and easiest upgrades out there without having to track down European lights. It was a significant improvement over the crappy sealed beams, and it's easy to swap bulbs depending on your needs. Got mine at Susquehanna Motorsports (http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=744) (link is to the kit).

Yeah, those are the ones I was talking about. I just hate the stupid little lights next to the bulbs in the stock configuration. I blew a lens off last week washing the car!

CycM17
17th February 2011, 09:50 PM
Three years ago I installed the Hella headlamps on my '85 -- one of the best and easiest upgrades out there without having to track down European lights. It was a significant improvement over the crappy sealed beams, and it's easy to swap bulbs depending on your needs. Got mine at Susquehanna Motorsports (http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=744) (link is to the kit).

Glad I stumbled upon this. The low beams on my '83 are almost as bright as the high beams on my NG900. The high beams on the '83 seem, well, VERY bright. I was eying this kit for when one of my sealed beams goes or I have a couple extra bills around, but it's hard to imagine anything brighter than what's on the car now. Or maybe the terrible light throw on my NG900 makes everything else look that much better :confused:.

I'll have to look into this.

AK Tayo
19th February 2011, 03:56 PM
http://www.saabcentral.com/phpgallery/albums/Tayos-Saab/TurnaginSaab.jpg
(http://www.saabcentral.com/phpgallery/albums/Tayos-Saab/TurnaginSaab.jpg)

AK Tayo
19th February 2011, 05:18 PM
http://www.saabcentral.com/phpgallery/albums/Tayos-Saab/TurnaginSaab.jpg

stevenreba
19th February 2011, 06:14 PM
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad37/stevenreba/011.jpg

shockrocker13321
19th February 2011, 06:17 PM
beautiful car.. but then, im biased lol.. i got the exact same one, 2-3 pages back :)

stevenreba
19th February 2011, 06:20 PM
beautiful car.. but then, im biased lol.. i got the exact same one, 2-3 pages back :)just checked yours out,,, nice car, im biased also..

shockrocker13321
19th February 2011, 06:22 PM
dont blame you, i love mine.. just wish i could trust it lol

shockrocker13321
19th February 2011, 06:23 PM
just noticed your foglights, are they stock?

stevenreba
19th February 2011, 06:23 PM
dont blame you, i love mine.. just wish i could trust it lol
whats it doing, how many miles, how long have you owned it

stevenreba
19th February 2011, 06:26 PM
just noticed your foglights, are they stock?yes .i even have the covers to them

shockrocker13321
19th February 2011, 06:28 PM
a got a big ol post about it's problems,

http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1916226&posted=1#post1916226

minor stuff for the most part, has 137k miles on it, and ive had it since fall, last year.


nice, i have to find a set for mine at the local pick n pull

domer94
21st February 2011, 09:09 PM
Here are pics of the '89 vert I brought home last week. Turbo is fun.

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af211/dyegurl/Saab007.jpg
I didn't notice the car matches my dog :)

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af211/dyegurl/Saab015.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af211/dyegurl/Saab001.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af211/dyegurl/Saab010-1.jpg

hey , i just put a deposit on an 89 vert. how is your eperience so far?

EnduroTroll
21st February 2011, 09:33 PM
1980 Enduro - 350,000km

http://www.saab900enduro.com/page6/photos/files/page7-1023-full.jpg

spg1
22nd February 2011, 12:36 AM
1980 Enduro - 350,000km

http://www.saab900enduro.com/page6/photos/files/page7-1023-full.jpg
Now that is different. The mirrors and wipers are saab 99 style.

SwimDude0614
22nd February 2011, 03:23 AM
1980 Enduro - 350,000km

http://www.saab900enduro.com/page6/photos/files/page7-1023-full.jpg

ohhhh car porn ;ol; :D
I can't think of anything I wouldn't do to own that.

shockrocker13321
22nd February 2011, 03:52 AM
that enduro, is sexy as hell 0.o kudos dude

one more
22nd February 2011, 04:33 AM
ohh I so want to turn my 80 900 turbo B-type into an enduro replica, just need, well alot lol, got the correct bonnet, engine, interior
JUST:roll: need suspension, wheels, paintjob, dials, engine mods (includes water injection and updated boost)
oh and the body panels... hmmmm

spg1
22nd February 2011, 08:15 AM
So this is more than just a dress up package? Are the wheels stock as well?
How many of these were made?

one more
22nd February 2011, 08:33 AM
So this is more than just a dress up package? Are the wheels stock as well?
How many of these were made?

forgivee me if im wrong but i believe they are stock, albeit custom made for the 12 enduros ever made (only in australia)
3 piece superwide simmon wheels IIRC
heres a site with the car above ;)
http://www.saab900enduro.com/
and one of the other few left :(
http://autospeed.com/cms/title_Steroid-Poppin-Swede/A_0019/article.html

li Arc
22nd February 2011, 01:21 PM
It certainly is a rare car indeed, yes 12 made. However, they were not factory installed packages, these were dealer-installed, hence why they were only native to Australia.

It's not my favorite look, but it certainly rates up there in the rareness scale! Up there along with the pre-facelift airflow kit and the 4-door SPG side skirt packages!

li Arc

EnduroTroll
22nd February 2011, 04:13 PM
Arc - sorry no, that's not correct. A very large dealership here at the time, "Ken Matthews Saab", were commissioned by Saab-Scania Australia to offer a hand in the engineering package design because of their size and on-hand expertise. Saab-Scania didn't have an in-company engineering department as they were a distributor only at that time. Another company, "Purvis Cars" were then likewise commissioned by Saab to develop the exterior package. It was NOT simply a concocted "dealer special" at all, and was actually considered a factory-edition car. KM did the work, but only because Saab-Scania itself here in Australia was not equipped to be anything more than a distribution office.

Here is the model brochure addendum from Saab-Scania Australia - making it an official factory-specific model to Saab-Scania Australia.

http://www.saab900enduro.com/styled/files/page3-brochure_cover.jpg

http://www.saab900enduro.com/styled/files/page3-brochure_page1.jpg

http://www.saab900enduro.com/styled/files/page3-brochure_page2.jpg

Here is the Enduro on release - on the Saab-Scania stand at either Sydney or Melbourne Motor Show in 1981. Dealers don't participate in major motor shows here, but rather manufacturers.

http://www.saab900enduro.com/page6/photos-6/files/page12-1004-full.jpg

86airflow
22nd February 2011, 08:08 PM
i want those wheels!! on my pre facelift airflow!!

AK Tayo
23rd February 2011, 11:54 PM
http://www.saabcentral.com/phpgallery/albums/Tayos-Saab/IMAG0096.jpg

one more
24th February 2011, 12:23 AM
just won a 1993 900T 5door manual on flea bay, if all goes well pics tomorrow:)

peva
24th February 2011, 04:10 AM
just won a 1993 900T 5door manual on flea bay, if all goes well pics tomorrow:)
Well done. Shame it's not a three door.

one more
24th February 2011, 04:28 AM
Well done. Shame it's not a three door.

looks right I know :( but practicality :)

AUSSIE900
24th February 2011, 05:23 AM
looks right I know :( but practicality :)


If you are in Melbourne.. we should talk . I may be able to assist re a good shell ...

AUSSIE900
24th February 2011, 05:35 AM
"Purvis Cars" were then likewise commissioned by Saab to develop the exterior package.


Purvis Cars were a well known Melbourne company ( early 80's) who manufactured a fibreglass kit car from memory called a **Eureka**

they had doors that opened liked wings . I remember as a brash teenager dreaming of owning one **SO HOT ** ... To be disuaded by my father who considered them absolute trash ., .. From memory he was proven correct many times over . later he got it very wrong on Saabs , :)http://www.eurekacarclub.com.au/pics/2830.jpg

EnduroTroll
24th February 2011, 07:18 AM
Indeed - the Eureka was one of my faves too when I was younger. On the Eureka, I seem to remember the gloss was diminished a little by the necessity for a broomstick to be hidden down the side of the seat which was required to hold the door/roof mechanism up in a decent breeze. Gotta love it :)

Australia had a great short-run kit industry going back in the 70/80's.

Said mechanism: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwRCvlQVKQE

My brother nearly built one, but decided on the Bolwell Nagari instead.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PJMwGj_VoZw/SE-kfHth2zI/AAAAAAAAAUQ/niizzt3pQJo/s1600/B821%2BRobert%2BWragg%2BTasmania%2B1987-337.jpg

AUSSIE900
24th February 2011, 08:08 AM
Yep ... was also on the wish list .. Bolwell ... I drive past the factory daily .. I think they make the infamous golden arch these days ....

DustinS
24th February 2011, 12:25 PM
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/180063_10150147324296011_662046010_8440792_6833525 _n.jpg

rear caps were still wet and drying. on the car now. Don't mind the door. i am looking for another one.

oh and i may or may not have a pre-face lift airflow. im not sure if it has the bumpers along with it. but i found it when i digging the Aero's out, if anyone knows what it would be worth, as i don't have a three door myself.

86airflow
24th February 2011, 01:20 PM
^^do you have the rear valiance?? my car is missing it,

here is my car..
http://i55.tinypic.com/14npg5d.jpg

here is a pic of the rear piece im missing.. if you have it, lmk what you are willing to sell it for

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-b5rmvtHur8/SuOzpktSecI/AAAAAAAAK-0/rKAKfAnmAEA/DSC08690.JPG

900t
24th February 2011, 04:27 PM
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/180063_10150147324296011_662046010_8440792_6833525 _n.jpg

rear caps were still wet and drying. on the car now. Don't mind the door. i am looking for another one.

oh and i may or may not have a pre-face lift airflow. im not sure if it has the bumpers along with it. but i found it when i digging the Aero's out, if anyone knows what it would be worth, as i don't have a three door myself.

I think I like it better with the dented door and missing cap :cheesy:;ol;

hkayssi
24th February 2011, 05:43 PM
I think I like it better with the dented door and missing cap :cheesy:;ol;

And you don't like it better with the dented front fender & missing bumper extensions too? :p

Looks like a good candidate for a restoration though; it doesn't look rotted and that's pretty rare these days. I like that color too ;ol;

I had an MKI Jetta and an 1986 VW Scirocco in that color a long time ago.

J, I never saw your C900 yet!!!
How's the NG900 running?

900t
24th February 2011, 05:59 PM
And you don't like it better with the dented front fender & missing bumper extensions too? :p

Looks like a good candidate for a restoration though; it doesn't look rotted and that's pretty rare these days. I like that color too ;ol;

I had an MKI Jetta and an 1986 VW Scirocco in that color a long time ago.

J, I never saw your C900 yet!!!
How's the NG900 running?

Ha, I haven’t even gotten my 9-3 running yet, it is now under the snow... I have been driving still the C900 vert... I just got back from a 700 km trip out to Pembroke. Of course the car ended up pissing gas on top of the engine on the trip so I bought a fire extinguisher on my way home... I need new O-rings on the fuel injectors where they meet the fuel rail it seems. I’ve got studded snows on the convertible so it isn’t so bad ;)

azorian
26th February 2011, 08:05 PM
http://members.shaw.ca/azorian/1.jpg

one more
27th February 2011, 05:25 AM
well here she is

1993 5 door turbo

and a few things I want to put on when I have the time and cash ;)
Oh also an uncracked dash that I have lying around ;)

hkayssi
27th February 2011, 08:21 AM
I have never seen a 5 door hatchback C900 before ;ol;
I have seen many 5 door sedan but never a hatchback!

one more
27th February 2011, 08:25 AM
I have never seen a 5 door hatchback C900 before ;ol;
I have seen many 5 door sedan but never a hatchback!

ahhhh, well I would have called them a 4 door then ;)

really never seen them?
I see them everywhere, we have 3 in our family alone, the white one in the first pick also a 5 door, not rare here at all

hkayssi
27th February 2011, 08:29 AM
ahhhh, well I would have called them a 4 door then ;)

really never seen them?
I see them everywhere, we have 3 in our family alone, not rare here at all

No yours is a 5 door since it's a hatchback. I just see 4 door sedans and 3 door hatchbacks and even those are rare these days too

one more
27th February 2011, 05:35 PM
I know but you said

I have never seen a 5 door hatchback C900 before ;ol;
I have seen many 5 door sedan but never a hatchback!

meant 4 door sedan, were both saying the same thing LOL ;ol;

hkayssi
28th February 2011, 11:27 AM
I know but you said
I have never seen a 5 door hatchback C900 before ;ol;
I have seen many 5 door sedan but never a hatchback!


meant 4 door sedan, were both saying the same thing LOL ;ol;

Haha it's a typo I meant 4 door sedans :lol:

900t
28th February 2011, 01:24 PM
In US/Canadian market they only sold the 5-door in '79 and '80, when the 4-door sedan came out in '81 they stopped marketing the 5-dr :p

DustinS
28th February 2011, 02:17 PM
Looks like a good candidate for a restoration though; it doesn't look rotted and that's pretty rare these days. I like that color too ;ol;

I had an MKI Jetta and an 1986 VW Scirocco in that color a long time ago.


at least it doesn't look rotted out, unfortunately it is :/ sorta. not as bad as the one's i see come in for service, but still not perfect, if i had the money and time i would strip it and restore it.

89T16s
6th March 2011, 02:00 PM
Here's a few of mine (albeit without my good aero wheels on);

89T16s
6th March 2011, 02:01 PM
and a couple more;

one more
6th March 2011, 05:23 PM
89T16s

Love the exhaust and grille;ol;

I love how little differences really make the car's unique to there owners:cheesy:

89T16s
6th March 2011, 05:34 PM
Cheers One More.

Yes I've not seen anyone thats quite done the grille the way I have or exhaust on their c900 yet and I like it :)

SPGreg
6th March 2011, 07:01 PM
and a couple more;

Nice work. The aeros look good - how are your other aeros different?

I have some aeros on the way for my 90 SPG, which is black as well. Our cars will look fairly similar once I've got them on. I'll post some pictures in a couple of weeks. Again, well done.;ol;

euromobile900
6th March 2011, 07:42 PM
and a couple more;
Nice rear mudflaps! They look different from standard ones, very compatible with the SPG/Aero kit.

89T16s
7th March 2011, 03:13 AM
SPGreg - my other aeros are grey centres with polished rims but I have put them on my 'vert. Look forward to seeing pics of yours.

Euromobile - They are Saab ones but from the 'additioanal accessories catalogue' and would not have come on car originally. To be honest I've never been sure if I like them and keep meaning to take them off to see what I prefer just not got around to it!!

B202NUT
7th March 2011, 05:55 AM
SPGreg - my other aeros are grey centres with polished rims but I have put them on my 'vert. Look forward to seeing pics of yours.

Euromobile - They are Saab ones but from the 'additioanal accessories catalogue' and would not have come on car originally. To be honest I've never been sure if I like them and keep meaning to take them off to see what I prefer just not got around to it!!

Funny these flaps are on the 91 SE I just purchased and I am also considering whether to keep them on or not. SOmedays I like them and others not so much:roll:.

Nice Ride;ol;...

89T16s
7th March 2011, 02:16 PM
B202NUT - Cheers. The more I look at them, the more I don't like them! I think I don't see them too often (where I normally park I always tend to approach the car from the front) so sorta forget about them!!

gildedsplinters
10th March 2011, 10:38 PM
Was tough moving from an 06 aero SC manual to a 93 turbo auto... especially since it started out lemans blue with a white hood... well... it didn't start due to the key stuck in the ignition... but... for less than $500 bucks... and that was with a new top!

Now, nearly finished... just slapped a 2.5 in. cat back exhaust with a dynomax muffler (was on sale and only thing that would fit @ local Advance/Autozone...) Still need to iron out the creak from drivers front side, ball joint(s) I suspect maybe? But it probably needs shocks, thus lowering springs all around, some polished lip aero's or super aeros, whichever won't stick out of the wheel wells if I don't have SPG panels... oh... and a 5 spd... and hood release.. SUCH A PAIN NOT HAVING IT.

I did align the hood and headlights after this photo - MUCH better... ready for the beach in summer.

After paint job
http://gallery.me.com/gildedsplinters/100542/IMG_0013/web.jpg?ver=12953110430001


The way I bought it...
http://gallery.me.com/gildedsplinters/100416/IMG_0172/web.jpg?ver=12864734890001

SwimDude0614
11th March 2011, 01:56 AM
1) nice looking 'vert!

2) WOW, nice job cleaning her up. she looks much better ;ol;

saabysteve
11th March 2011, 06:55 PM
MY RECENTLY ACCUIRED 1990 VERT IN THE FOREGROUND IN THE GARAGE IS MY 84 GLi

saabysteve
11th March 2011, 06:58 PM
Was tough moving from an 06 aero SC manual to a 93 turbo auto... especially since it started out lemans blue with a white hood... well... it didn't start due to the key stuck in the ignition... but... for less than $500 bucks... and that was with a new top!

Now, nearly finished... just slapped a 2.5 in. cat back exhaust with a dynomax muffler (was on sale and only thing that would fit @ local Advance/Autozone...) Still need to iron out the creak from drivers front side, ball joint(s) I suspect maybe? But it probably needs shocks, thus lowering springs all around, some polished lip aero's or super aeros, whichever won't stick out of the wheel wells if I don't have SPG panels... oh... and a 5 spd... and hood release.. SUCH A PAIN NOT HAVING IT.

I did align the hood and headlights after this photo - MUCH better... ready for the beach in summer.

After paint job
http://gallery.me.com/gildedsplinters/100542/IMG_0013/web.jpg?ver=12953110430001


The way I bought it...
http://gallery.me.com/gildedsplinters/100416/IMG_0172/web.jpg?ver=12864734890001
looks amazing, the colour is fantastic, I,ve always wanted the cross spoke alloys and recently bought a vert with the very wheels on, problem is now I have them I really want to change them to the same as yours!!!

cooper-davis
21st March 2011, 12:01 AM
Here's a picture of our new 85 900T 4D on it's first family camping trip... Clark Griswald eat your heart out:) I did only blow 1 tire getting there so I suppose I'm not quite in the running:roll:

I'll post more of the 84 and 85 since I just washed and waxed them yesterday. Man they were filthy.

eggsngrits
21st March 2011, 12:12 AM
Here's a picture of our new 85 900T 4D on it's first family camping trip... Clark Griswald eat your heart out:) I did only blow 1 tire getting there so I suppose I'm not quite in the running:roll:

I'll post more of the 84 and 85 since I just washed and waxed them yesterday. Man they were filthy.

"Sorry sir, the park's closed. The moose outside should have told you."

Well done!

eggsngrits
21st March 2011, 12:13 AM
After paint job
http://gallery.me.com/gildedsplinters/100542/IMG_0013/web.jpg?ver=12953110430001


Wow. Great color combination. Well done!

eggsngrits
21st March 2011, 12:16 AM
My most recent:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5256/5545101169_96ca67acdd.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5300/5545101315_43df82a512.jpg

All are here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eggsngrits/sets/72157594402627727/with/5545101315/

SwimDude0614
21st March 2011, 03:50 AM
My most recent:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5256/5545101169_96ca67acdd.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5300/5545101315_43df82a512.jpg

All are here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eggsngrits/sets/72157594402627727/with/5545101315/

is that a convertible + airflow? a combination i have seen no where near often enough. and she shines like few others i've seen :)

eggsngrits
21st March 2011, 08:16 AM
is that a convertible + airflow? a combination i have seen no where near often enough. and she shines like few others i've seen :)

Thanks! This is an "SPG Convertible" -- in quotes because I don't think that it was actually sold with that terminology. I've not researched that.

It has all of the SPG stuff on it -- the kit, the color combination, red box EPC, lowered, Aero wheels, etc.

It is as good as it gets! Lucky to have it.

TooMany2cvs
21st March 2011, 08:25 AM
Thanks! This is an "SPG Convertible" -- in quotes because I don't think that it was actually sold with that terminology. I've not researched that.

Maybe not over there, but plenty of T16S convertibles elsewhere - and cosmetically identical 'verts (and tintops) with LPTs or even n/a engines, especially towards the end of production.

eggsngrits
21st March 2011, 08:42 AM
Someone mentioned painting a car, kit and all, completely black.

These photos are crappy, but just forwarded these by Swade from an Aussie car listing site:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/eggsngrits/black900vert.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y120/eggsngrits/black900vert2.jpg

Jon1
21st March 2011, 12:27 PM
http://www.nysocphotos.com/Jon-Williams-Garage/1991-900-Turbo-Convertible/3615G/347153787_VHNXb-L.jpg

SPG in all black

http://www.nysocphotos.com/Other-Saab-Events/Saab-Owners-Conventions/Saab-Owners-Convention-2002/P0008787/347062228_3qZtb-L.jpg

Jon
jon1..

SOAB
21st March 2011, 01:15 PM
I really do love the gloss spg bumpers! Does it just take a ton of prep?

eggsngrits
21st March 2011, 02:57 PM
I really do love the gloss spg bumpers! Does it just take a ton of prep?

Actually, if you look at the "regular" bumper / kit it has a very smooth surface. It's just that it has a metallic gray semi-gloss coating. That is, I don't think it needs much prep.

I refinished my 1988 bumpers with the SEM vinyl dye. You'd simply need to get the gloss black rather than the grey. It is made to cover plastic. The coating MUST flex to remain intact. The SEM stuff is formulated for that.

http://www.yourautotrim.com/semdye.html

(This shop is great, by the way, QUICK ship!)

The key: LIGHT (and I mean LIGHT) coats. Maybe five or six required to completely cover. Let it dry several hours between. (It will be dry to the touch in about 20-30 minutes, but let it really dry before the second application.)

staves
2nd April 2011, 12:56 PM
So I took the plunge and picked up a 1991 Platana Gray 900 vert a few weeks back. Apart from a few niggly things, the car is in great shape. My GF and I went to Albequerque to pick the car up and commenced driving back to Chicago (about 1,500 miles). The driving in northern NM is absolutely sublime. The road from Taos to Raton, through the Sangre de Cristo mountains, was an absolute showstopper. What a wonderful way to get to know this car.

Anyway, here are a few trip pics:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_YvnWJr_UJqM/TZdRmtj8DPI/AAAAAAAAB4I/k5idSVi-ESQ/s640/900%20NM%203.jpg


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_YvnWJr_UJqM/TZdRTjGWgEI/AAAAAAAAB30/NzXByuLA3t0/s640/900%20NM4.jpg


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_YvnWJr_UJqM/TZdRy78UGwI/AAAAAAAAB4M/hJtMRePRHE0/s640/2011-03-24_18-14-48_668.jpg


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_YvnWJr_UJqM/TZdRCW7JRPI/AAAAAAAAB3s/-eTCPwrOWKE/s640/900%20palisades.jpg


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_YvnWJr_UJqM/TZdR7FD-pPI/AAAAAAAAB4Q/BRYymdOhZwU/s640/2011-03-24_18-29-13_663.jpg

wheelykid89
2nd April 2011, 02:41 PM
Hello my names alex. i been searching everywhere. but i can not find an answer. i have a 1991 saabs turbo 16v. its a 5 speed. i need to find a place that sells tranny rebuild kits and body parts. can anyone help me out or lead me in a direction? my email is wheelykid89@Yahoo.com.
i know how to rebuild the tranny i jus need to find the kit. an i need to find a few different parts. if anyone can help please let me know. thank you .

white65
2nd April 2011, 05:17 PM
I really do love the gloss spg bumpers! Does it just take a ton of prep?

From my experience, I would say Yes. There is a lot of wavyness in the SPG panels. With a Gloss Black everything has to be perfect to look good or it stands out.

88aero
3rd April 2011, 04:01 AM
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=22420&stc=1&d=1301817647

Krizzie
3rd April 2011, 04:54 AM
http://www.nysocphotos.com/Jon-Williams-Garage/1991-900-Turbo-Convertible/3615G/347153787_VHNXb-L.jpg

SPG in all black

http://www.nysocphotos.com/Other-Saab-Events/Saab-Owners-Conventions/Saab-Owners-Convention-2002/P0008787/347062228_3qZtb-L.jpg

Jon
jon1..

Oh wow! That convertible is just beautiful! :o

Personally I think the Airflow/Carlsson body kit is better suited for painting in color than the Aero/SPG body kit. It just doesn't look right when it's the same color as the car.

eggsngrits
3rd April 2011, 09:25 AM
So I took the plunge and picked up a 1991 Platana Gray 900 vert a few weeks back. Apart from a few niggly things, the car is in great shape. My GF and I went to Albequerque to pick the car up and commenced driving back to Chicago (about 1,500 miles). The driving in northern NM is absolutely sublime. The road from Taos to Raton, through the Sangre de Cristo mountains, was an absolute showstopper. What a wonderful way to get to know this car.

Anyway, here are a few trip pics:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_YvnWJr_UJqM/TZdRmtj8DPI/AAAAAAAAB4I/k5idSVi-ESQ/s640/900%20NM%203.jpg


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_YvnWJr_UJqM/TZdRTjGWgEI/AAAAAAAAB30/NzXByuLA3t0/s640/900%20NM4.jpg


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_YvnWJr_UJqM/TZdRy78UGwI/AAAAAAAAB4M/hJtMRePRHE0/s640/2011-03-24_18-14-48_668.jpg




https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_YvnWJr_UJqM/TZdRCW7JRPI/AAAAAAAAB3s/-eTCPwrOWKE/s640/900%20palisades.jpg


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_YvnWJr_UJqM/TZdR7FD-pPI/AAAAAAAAB4Q/BRYymdOhZwU/s640/2011-03-24_18-29-13_663.jpg

You have my car's twin! Have fun with it!

Vollblut
3rd April 2011, 04:47 PM
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/ldeprat/IOM/IOM_3.jpg


http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/ldeprat/IOM/IOM_2.jpg


http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/ldeprat/IOM/IOM_4.jpg


http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/ldeprat/IOM/IMG_2771.jpg


http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/ldeprat/IOM/IMG_2772.jpg


http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/ldeprat/IOM/IMG_2779.jpg


http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/ldeprat/IOM/IMG_2786.jpg


http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/ldeprat/IOM/IMG_2822.jpg


http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/ldeprat/IOM/IMG_2825.jpg

SwimDude0614
4th April 2011, 04:14 AM
incredible photoshoot! those are fantastic. beautiful backdrop, beautiful car ;ol;

9004me
4th April 2011, 07:09 AM
Vollblut what was the location of this trip?
Some scenery looks incredibly like my country ...
james/

peva
4th April 2011, 08:01 AM
Vollblut what was the location of this trip?
Some scenery looks incredibly like my country ...
james/
I have a suspicion he is in your country James.

Vollblut
4th April 2011, 08:11 AM
I have a suspicion he is in your country James.

Almost. Photos are from IOM. :)

peva
4th April 2011, 08:14 AM
Almost. Photos are from IOM. :)
Pretty close. Lucky the IOM TT wasn't on. (Or maybe unlucky)

9004me
4th April 2011, 10:23 AM
Well yes,

IoM
54 15 N, 4 30 W
Irl.
53 00 N, 8 00 W

...drop over, we're nice..
james/

Vollblut
4th April 2011, 12:12 PM
Sounds good James, I just well might over Easter!

Wonder what options I have to take the 900 with me ...

TooMany2cvs
4th April 2011, 12:24 PM
Since mine's looking very very shiny, and I've just taken some nice pretty pics, I might as well post 'em here...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/5589092670_9b2244c2f1_b.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5268/5589092966_d2d7cc6a2b_b.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5178/5589093346_23c82aac0d_b.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5064/5588500173_eec69efb6c_b.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5177/5589094130_2c38834062_b.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5108/5589091940_0493d88064_b.jpg

<sigh> I'll miss it when it gets sold (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207676).

9004me
4th April 2011, 01:04 PM
Sounds good James, I just well might over Easter!

Wonder what options I have to take the 900 with me ...

Not sure how it works from Barca to Irl. ..
presumably through the UK,
expensive I would say...
If you decide to come over do let me know ..

milos
4th April 2011, 01:49 PM
Since mine's looking very very shiny, and I've just taken some nice pretty pics, I might as well post 'em here...

Your seats were textile covered originally, right? I want to do that too, actually I did it on one seat as experiment, it looks similar to yours but not the same.....http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5178/5589093346_23c82aac0d_b.jpg

TooMany2cvs
4th April 2011, 02:11 PM
Your seats were textile covered originally, right?

Not AFAIA.

Vollblut
4th April 2011, 02:38 PM
TooMany2cvs, what a stunning car! You should post photos of it more often.

Not sure how it works from Barca to Irl. ..
presumably through the UK,
expensive I would say...
If you decide to come over do let me know ..

But I'm still in IOM... ;)

Saabturbo92
5th April 2011, 07:59 PM
Picked her up in November with 152K I am at 161K now good runner, thinking about a couple of upgrades and some paint...

B202NUT
5th April 2011, 11:59 PM
Picked her up in November with 152K I am at 161K now good runner, thinking about a couple of upgrades and some paint...


Nice car!

A realy good Buff, Polish, Glaze, and Wax will do a world of difference. From here the body looks plum. Try that first, that way you can save the bonnet protective strip that is close to impossible to source these days;ol;.

Saabturbo92
6th April 2011, 05:41 AM
Well that is the where the picture is deceiving, rust is starting to get the best of her living in upstate NY where there is a regular dose of salt all winter, the trunk (under the spare) has a rotted gash, and the doors have rotted bottoms, I think it is still salvageable though, some body work, and paint would go a long way, my Saab mechanic who sold me the car for $1,500 told me the car would rust away before the motor gave out, I am pretty amazed at the age of the car and the motor does not leak, or burn oil, tranny rebuilt in 06, all in all previous owner put around 6k into the car (since 06) before I picked it up, she traded it in when she let the car roll into a tree smashing the hatchback. I commute switching weeks with a buddy and I miss driving when it is not my week! The F150 only gets 17mpg, I can get almost 30 with this car but average 26mpg cause I love winding the Turbo!;ol;

Tailspin
16th April 2011, 05:46 PM
Just put the new sidepipe on and race brakes :D Thought I'd take a snap of it next to the 9-3. 20 years of sweedyness. Why are cars getting so tall, I don' t get it :roll:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5182/5625731604_cd83bb41d1_b.jpg

gildedsplinters
16th April 2011, 08:29 PM
Finally picked up the tonneau from the previous owner (included in sale but forgot to give it to me) - man what a finishing touch! Grabbed a few pics from my phone playing around with Camera+ app after dropping the kids off at preschool....

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5025/5615836027_23d164d9ce.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/35814225@N08/5615836027/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5309/5615837715_504d180068_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/35814225@N08/5615837715/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5028/5616416472_36135afa6b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/35814225@N08/5616416472/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5261/5615839153_92babf2e08_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/35814225@N08/5615839153/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5148/5619932226_dceb65f1de_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/35814225@N08/5619932226/)

gildedsplinters
16th April 2011, 08:38 PM
Was that platina gray vert on ebay?

Black_Turbo
17th April 2011, 01:01 AM
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/4213/img20110415190221.jpg
http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/7734/img20110415190320.jpg
http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/6205/img20110415190334.jpghttp://img856.imageshack.us/i/img20110415190221.jpg/

James Bond
17th April 2011, 01:40 AM
What a beauty!

These cars still stun!

88saab900s
17th April 2011, 02:38 PM
nice day out, took some shots
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/280/65184873.jpg (http://img263.imageshack.us/i/65184873.jpg/)
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/9353/48972428.jpg (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/48972428.jpg/)

staves
17th April 2011, 04:47 PM
Was that platina gray vert on ebay?

The vert I bought in Albuquerque was on eBay but I bought it directly from the guy.

gildedsplinters
17th April 2011, 09:05 PM
I saw that one, looked like he had a few nice ones listed.

SPGreg
17th April 2011, 09:29 PM
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/4213/img20110415190221.jpg
http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/7734/img20110415190320.jpg
http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/6205/img20110415190334.jpghttp://img856.imageshack.us/i/img20110415190221.jpg/

That is a clean garage! And a shiny 900!

900t
17th April 2011, 11:44 PM
A Turbo with chrome trim, and is that polished / chrome rims?!

Tailspin
18th April 2011, 12:32 AM
A Turbo with chrome trim, and is that polished / chrome rims?!

I don't think those are chrome, amazing how good they look when they are clean eh? :lol: (mine never have)

SwimDude0614
18th April 2011, 01:33 AM
A Turbo with chrome trim, and is that polished / chrome rims?!

that is incredible. i've never seen sunburst rims shine like that. WELL DONE! ;ol; that is a beauty to be seen.

Rennsport1
18th April 2011, 01:36 AM
Nice cars.

88900
18th April 2011, 04:30 AM
My 88 900 8v (sorry no engine or interior pictures yet)


http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff509/jsaabwag/2011-02-15134908-1.jpg

http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff509/jsaabwag/2011-02-15134849-1.jpg

http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff509/jsaabwag/2011-02-15134826.jpg


http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff509/jsaabwag/2011-02-15134840.jpg

goodas40
18th April 2011, 11:18 AM
Hi, guy's,got this 91 turbo 16valve a few months ago and have been doing little odd jobs on it. Just replaced the clutch and slave cylinder on it and the anti roll bar bushes. Im really pleased with it and it look fab with the matching tonneau covers in place. ;ol;

AK Tayo
20th April 2011, 02:29 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5187/5637077606_05b391768c_b.jpg

ludichris001
20th April 2011, 03:57 AM
Here's a couple more of my '89 Notchback EMS. Driven interstate three times, covering over 5000 kilometers in the last month, and hasn't missed a beat. Very proud of her :D

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/IMG_5240.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/P1090276.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/P1090274.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/P1090271.jpg

nuclear944
20th April 2011, 05:06 PM
Here's a couple more of my '89 Notchback EMS. Driven interstate three times, covering over 5000 kilometers in the last month, and hasn't missed a beat. Very proud of her :D

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/IMG_5240.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/P1090276.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/P1090274.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/P1090271.jpg

One of my favorite Saabs on the site! Tell me about the handling.

B202NUT
20th April 2011, 06:50 PM
Here's a couple more of my '89 Notchback EMS. Driven interstate three times, covering over 5000 kilometers in the last month, and hasn't missed a beat. Very proud of her :D

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/IMG_5240.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/P1090276.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/P1090274.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/P1090271.jpg

If your gunna go all white, THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT!!!! Very clean and euroesque! NICE WORK;ol;

A SET OF AEROS would be smashing!

N.E. Swede
20th April 2011, 09:09 PM
If your gunna go all white, THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT!!!! Very clean and euroesque! NICE WORK;ol;

A SET OF AEROS would be smashing!

x2, I can't add a thing to that statement. How did Australia get so many cool models that we never got in the US?

ludichris001
21st April 2011, 05:18 AM
Hehe cheers guys :D

Nuclear944:
Handling wise, only alterations to suspension is lovells OEM replacement aero springs but still, she sticks to the road like sh#t to a blanket :P

B202NUT:
Going to have even more white in the future, looking into getting some 17x7" 5 (or 6) spoke rims, with glossy white centres and polished lips, i have a picture of the end result in my head and it looks quite the piece :)

N.E. Swede:
I'm pretty sure that the EMS was available in the US aswell, This one though has had some serious makeovers lol
Heres an example of what it looked like when i bought it 3 years ago, only in a lot worse condition:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/4212209397_ef3e0893b7.jpg

Black_Turbo
21st April 2011, 04:55 PM
Thank you for the comments everyone ;ol;

A Turbo with chrome trim, and is that polished / chrome rims?!

Actually they are chrome rims.

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8806/img20110421134919.jpg

misu
21st April 2011, 06:35 PM
Well, today was another perfect day for convertible...
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/21-April-2011/P1200730.sized.jpg



http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/21-April-2011/P1200736.sized.jpg

My car, my horse (and my daughter)...
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/21-April-2011/P1200761.sized.jpg

http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/21-April-2011/P1200764.sized.jpg

cooper-davis
21st April 2011, 08:19 PM
A fabulous color:)

domer94
21st April 2011, 08:41 PM
A fabulous color:)
+1 ;ol; usually i detest yellow on cars, but this looks very sharp

skucera
21st April 2011, 09:53 PM
Lovely car. Lovely horse. Lovely daughter, what little we can see of her anyway. :) Perhaps I should post pictures of my car, my horse, and my daughters....

And a beautiful horse farm too. Where in the Czech Republic is that? Whenever I see pictures from there, I always wonder if it is somewhere where my ancestors lived. I know the names of the cities, towns, and villages, and it is fun to look on the internet at pictures of those places.

Scott Kucera

misu
21st April 2011, 09:59 PM
Where in the Czech Republic is that? Whenever I see pictures from there, I always wonder if it is somewhere where my ancestors lived. I know the names of the cities, towns, and villages, and it is fun to look on the internet at pictures of those places.

Scott Kucera

It is at Svarov. It is very small village near Prague, west direction, about 20 kms far from Ruzyne Airport. There are three horse farms one by other...

skucera
21st April 2011, 10:44 PM
Wow, by the standards of the western US, you're very close to three towns where my ancestors came from. I had some from Prague. I had an ancestor from Tábor, another from Pelhrimov, and yet another from a tiny village called Vlkosovice, almost between those two towns but further south. All three of those are to the southwest of Prague. The only Czech outlier was from Plzen. My uncle visited all those towns comfortably in a morning in a rental car 10 years ago, and spent the better part of a week enjoying Prague and its ancient beauties.

Perhaps someday after the kids are grown, perhaps then I can travel there and see the place. Your farm is beautiful. I love rolling countryside like that.

Scott

AK Tayo
24th April 2011, 11:58 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5227/5651845213_0d6dfcd446_b.jpg

88saab900s
25th April 2011, 04:42 PM
Anyone have clear corners (indicators) on a red saab or a talladega spg?
I would like to see what they look like on a red saab before buying a set, I photo shopped it, looks nice but its not the real deal....
Thanks

borderwave2
25th April 2011, 05:44 PM
Why go clear when you can smoke...
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/38698_1510465251583_1532911265_1279072_4561339_n.j pg

88saab900s
25th April 2011, 06:00 PM
that looks really nice. A+ ;ol;

that idea is going in the back of my head for later use

88900
25th April 2011, 10:40 PM
That is an amazing saab i love the red. And the fender vents, I would ove those on mine. Is there a way to do that on reg. Fenders?

B202NUT
25th April 2011, 11:46 PM
Why go clear when you can smoke...
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/38698_1510465251583_1532911265_1279072_4561339_n.j pg

I was very reluctant to fit tupperware on my 900S now you have me thinking (I have full SPG Kit in garage). Nice job!

Do you have a K&N Cone behind the grilled fender?

borderwave2
26th April 2011, 01:24 PM
This one sadly isn't mine, it belongs to a fellow Saaber in Kentucky, some people on here may know him.

I will say this about the car, it is absolutely f***ing immaculate. The only mods he has are tasteful, like tint, the hood paint, smoked clears, and a built engine. It's not even T5, just a good old LH 2.4. You know how all 900's have some swamp/oilspill like residue under the trunk floor? Well his is lined with carpet for the spare bulp kit (oem accessory) and other goodies. This car is CLEAN. He has the foam trunk dividers, and everything. All sorts of accessories that no one bought and are really hard to find. This car is truly an inspiration. It looks so mean. Todd is going to Carlisle this year so you can stop by and it there. I'm sure he won something last year. I can't imagine that car not taking 1st place...

Negative1
28th April 2011, 12:19 AM
http://natrenae.imgur.com/saab_900_turbo

Krizzie
29th April 2011, 04:23 AM
Why go clear when you can smoke...
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/38698_1510465251583_1532911265_1279072_4561339_n.j pg

Awful :cry:

Clear corners (or original), chrome grill and lose the hoodstripe, than it's very nice! :cheesy:

cooper-davis
29th April 2011, 06:47 AM
http://natrenae.imgur.com/saab_900_turbo
Nice car- I've got the exact same one in leather;ol;
I could also tell that was Chicago from the photos before I confirmed it in your sig info. Lived there for 4 years before relocating to TX. We lived mostly on the south and west side.

TotalLamer
29th April 2011, 10:50 AM
Well, today was another perfect day for convertible...
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/21-April-2011/P1200730.sized.jpg



http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/21-April-2011/P1200736.sized.jpg

My car, my horse (and my daughter)...
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/21-April-2011/P1200761.sized.jpg

http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/21-April-2011/P1200764.sized.jpg

Love the wood trim... did that come with the car or is it aftermarket?

The "leather" on my glovebox has a few bubbles beneath it... maybe thinking just swap everything out entirely.

hkayssi
29th April 2011, 10:59 AM
Love the wood trim... did that come with the car or is it aftermarket?

The "leather" on my glovebox has a few bubbles beneath it... maybe thinking just swap everything out entirely.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/SAAB-900-87-88-89-90-91-92-93-dash-trim-kit-wood-OEM-/260482049764?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3ca5f0a6e4

Good luck ;ol;

TotalLamer
29th April 2011, 11:22 AM
http://rover.ebay.com/ar/1/706-53473-19255-0/1?mpt=42207227&adtype=1&size=1x1&type=4&campid=5336714586&toolid=10001 http://cgi.ebay.ca/SAAB-900-87-88-89-90-91-92-93-dash-trim-kit-wood-OEM-/260482049764?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3ca5f0a6e4 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/706-53473-19255-0/1?type=4&campid=5336714586&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.ca%2FSAAB-900-87-88-89-90-91-92-93-dash-trim-kit-wood-OEM-%2F260482049764%3Fpt%3DMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Acce ssories%26hash%3Ditem3ca5f0a6e4)

Good luck ;ol;

Oh, so it's a sticker that goes on over the existing trim?

Might not work well for me since the existing trim isn't in the best of shape.

cooper-davis
29th April 2011, 05:10 PM
http://rover.ebay.com/ar/1/706-53473-19255-0/1?mpt=164305600&adtype=1&size=1x1&type=4&campid=5336714586&toolid=10001 http://cgi.ebay.ca/SAAB-900-87-88-89-90-91-92-93-dash-trim-kit-wood-OEM-/260482049764?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3ca5f0a6e4 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/706-53473-19255-0/1?type=4&campid=5336714586&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.ca%2FSAAB-900-87-88-89-90-91-92-93-dash-trim-kit-wood-OEM-%2F260482049764%3Fpt%3DMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Acce ssories%26hash%3Ditem3ca5f0a6e4)

Good luck ;ol;
now you've got me looking:)
It's not a bad way to go since the replacement rubber is $140 on thesaabsite. I've looked at a few of the color/ wood grain/ metal choices. What do you think would look good- compliment an interior of a 84 3 door with the tan interior/ leather seats?
this (http://www.dashkitmall.com/images/materials/LBW_combo.jpg) maybe?
There were a few that have just black, but I think it's shiny. I'd rather have something less shiny. And I don't even really know about the brushed aluminum or steel look. I like this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200343952989&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT) set because it comes with so many trim pieces.
I like a stock look, but maybe something else would go nicely? Opinions?

hkayssi
29th April 2011, 05:26 PM
IMHO, OEM color with a wooden gear knob looks best with a tan interior :cheesy:
Especially if the door cards are black with tan inserts

nuclear944
29th April 2011, 05:47 PM
How about this one?

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/nuclear944/dsc012_resize.jpg

cooper-davis
30th April 2011, 07:53 AM
How about this one?

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/nuclear944/dsc012_resize.jpg
Great backdrop:) Your sedan definitely looks like it conquered a lot of mountains:)

TotalLamer Quote:
Originally Posted by hkayssi http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1993940#post1993940)
http://rover.ebay.com/ar/1/706-53473-19255-0/1?mpt=42207227&adtype=1&size=1x1&type=4&campid=5336714586&toolid=10001 http://cgi.ebay.ca/SAAB-900-87-88-89-90-91-92-93-dash-trim-kit-wood-OEM-/260482049764?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &hash=item3ca5f0a6e4 (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/706-53473-19255-0/1?type=4&campid=5336714586&toolid=10001&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.ca%2FSAAB-900-87-88-89-90-91-92-93-dash-trim-kit-wood-OEM-%2F260482049764%3Fpt%3DMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Acce ssories%26hash%3Ditem3ca5f0a6e4)

Good luck ;ol;

Oh, so it's a sticker that goes on over the existing trim?

Might not work well for me since the existing trim isn't in the best of shape.
No I think it's the actual facia replacement for the stock rubber that's on the dash. I took a 2nd look at some pictures
(http://usedcarsfromusa.com/ebay_pic/wood_style/actual.jpg)

Vollblut
1st May 2011, 06:39 PM
Sunset over the Irish Sea.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/ldeprat/IOM/Niarbyl_1.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/ldeprat/IOM/Niarbyl_Sunset.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/ldeprat/IOM/Niarbyl_2.jpg


Workhorse meets farm cow.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/ldeprat/IOM/900_Cow.jpg


Workhorse in pasture.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/ldeprat/IOM/Kirkpatrick_900.jpg


Eyeing ferry that will take it home.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj237/ldeprat/IOM/900_Douglas.jpg

89T16s
2nd May 2011, 07:10 AM
Right I finally got round to giving my Vert the same treatment as my 3 door (ie Wash/Clay/Cut/Polish/Wax), see pics (they were taken on my phone though so not the best);

domer94
2nd May 2011, 02:09 PM
finally got around to a good compound followed by mothers cleaner wax.. didnt want to post her up until she was clean. there was a lot of dead paint but it was able to be brought out nicely. the hood and trunk were resprayed at some point and the hood could use another , but it still presents well. now i have to take her out and get some "artsy" shots like you chaps on here:cheesy:
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/SDC11743.jpg?t=1304350356
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/SDC11749.jpg?t=1304359558
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/SDC11747.jpg?t=1304359603
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/SDC11737.jpg?t=1304359657
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/SDC11744.jpg?t=1304359729

hkayssi
2nd May 2011, 02:32 PM
finally got around to a good compound followed by mothers cleaner wax.. didnt want to post her up until she was clean. there was a lot of dead paint but it was able to be brought out nicely. the hood and trunk were resprayed at some point and the hood could use another , but it still presents well. now i have to take her out and get some "artsy" shots like you chaps on here:cheesy:
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/SDC11743.jpg?t=1304350356
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/SDC11749.jpg?t=1304359558
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/SDC11747.jpg?t=1304359603
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/SDC11737.jpg?t=1304359657
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/SDC11744.jpg?t=1304359729

This car is exactly what I'm trying to find locally. GORGEOUS ;ol;

CycM17
4th May 2011, 08:34 AM
A couple of updated pictures from my project thread:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5150/5601652796_1ea386f62f_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5304/5601069559_790857eb07_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5303/5601070759_84c35b21c0_z.jpg

The car is filthy in the shots above, but just yesterday I managed to detail the whole thing and removed the rubber strips that run the length of the car on the doors. Hopefully one of these days it will stop raining in my free time and I can grab some better photos all cleaned up.

DustinS
4th May 2011, 09:36 AM
@CycM17 - I love the look of the 4 doors without the side trim. can't wait for more pictures.

edited -

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5250/5685116229_d4549de640_z.jpg

Another photo without the vignetting -

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5305/5687202596_0b70fcb345_z.jpg

irish1980
4th May 2011, 02:32 PM
Here are a few of my 1980 900 8V N/A

li Arc
4th May 2011, 03:26 PM
I do like the look of the car when the rubber trim has been removed, but my autobody guys told me that they're there to protect from door dings from other cars, and asked me if I was sure I wanted it removed. I did change my mind after that, and they kept the rubber strips on when they repainted my doors (yes, they're not a very high end place) so now I can no longer remove them. At least, not without another door repaint, which was around $800.

Looking back now, I should have just had them remove it altogether then do the paint, and deal with the dings as they come; there is a good paintless dent place that I went to once here that removed all dings and dents from my doors for a very reasonable price.

li Arc

li Arc
4th May 2011, 03:28 PM
Here are a few of my 1980 900 8V N/A

Very nice, definitely fix her up...lots of rare items on that car! It reminds me of the one I found in the yard once, with the clip seat belts and the dual-vent hood. I recall quite the response when I posted a photo of it up (in this thread too)!

li Arc

milos
4th May 2011, 03:41 PM
A guy that do wheels refurbishing for living told me that rim protectors are no good, I am wondering did he say that to protect his job or is there any true in the claim. Can not recall his arguments though. This may be for another popular thread :roll:

CycM17
4th May 2011, 09:11 PM
@CycM17 - I love the look of the 4 doors without the side trim. can't wait for more pictures.

I'm with ya... My lower trim is still there, its the very thin strip that runs on the top of the door line that I removed. It was sagging and pretty faded so it looks a lot nicer now without it. I'll keep the lower trim since it is in very good shape.

More pictures are a must ;ol;.

Krizzie
5th May 2011, 11:18 AM
It has been a while since I posted a pic of my 900 so here are some. :D

Just got new tires for my 16" Deepdish rims! (Toyo Proxes T1R 205/50R16)

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae116/Krizzie88/Saab%20900%20Turbo/image005.jpg

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae116/Krizzie88/Saab%20900%20Turbo/image002-1.jpg

Yes I know it needs to be lowered at the front. ;)

88900
5th May 2011, 03:48 PM
My 88 900n,a I have posted her before in this thread she was all white and black. She is primer grey right now and purple. she's undergoing full restoration and soon she will no longer be an n,a





http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff509/jsaabwag/DSC_0226-1.jpg


http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff509/jsaabwag/2011-05-04191816.jpg

milos
5th May 2011, 04:46 PM
What kind of paint is that? It looks like no-gloss from here.

hkayssi
5th May 2011, 04:46 PM
What kind of paint is that? It looks like no-gloss from here.

Gray primer :)

milos
5th May 2011, 05:54 PM
Huh ;oops: next time I will read more carefully... it does not look bad just primed though.

Tweek's Turbos
5th May 2011, 07:02 PM
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/222422_1943658041686_1549551490_2090987_4167236_n. jpg

The 9-5 jumping the 79 5 door turbo, before it heads off to it's eager new owner in Baltimore.

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/37940_1628408040633_1549551490_1523944_7851156_n.j pg
The 85 SPG with the 84 prototype.

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/40135_1628449761676_1549551490_1523995_7691653_n.j pg
The 85 the day it went to slumber in the garage in NY for winter.

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/33624_1628450201687_1549551490_1523996_6268650_n.j pg
Big plans to freshen things up this Summer too!

DustinS
6th May 2011, 12:17 AM
MORE PICTURE WHORING!!!

Washed her in the rain, then polished her up nice.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5221/5692201886_00f6bbe96f_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5022/5692210734_da7f326334_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5141/5691642807_5b1fb6996b_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5190/5692223888_2e5e26914f_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5230/5691659357_a87aabe8f6_z.jpg

SOAB
6th May 2011, 06:07 PM
Girlfriends new ride! 26xxxx miles on the origional 8v, one owner car with FULL service records and the cleanest interior Ive ever seen on a classic!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5222/5694589346_d71f76b364_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3065/5694589360_504ff34277.jpg

Better pics hopefully coming soon

Raub
6th May 2011, 06:37 PM
Buy the poor girl some wheel covers! :lol:

SOAB
6th May 2011, 07:06 PM
Paintin em next week prob with some rustoleum! Im trying to convince her gold but she wants white haha

borderwave2
6th May 2011, 11:41 PM
^^ Or buy her some starburst wheels off a 900...

skucera
6th May 2011, 11:57 PM
Find some Inca alloys off an old Turbo...

Scott

SOAB
7th May 2011, 11:39 AM
wasnt 1985 4x114?

88saab900s
7th May 2011, 01:10 PM
waxed the spg yesterday, got a quick cell phone shot..
for the car being 21 years old it sure cleans up nice ;ol;
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/5112/0506111448.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/832/0506111448.jpg/)

Scandia
7th May 2011, 02:49 PM
Had quite a few. I'll try & put them in order. Missing pix of some of them.

Wife's 87 SPG (might be buying this one back)
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Some-hot-Saabs-%21/87_SPG.jpg
My 85 SPG Custom built motor & fresh tranny. updated suspension to 89
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Some-hot-Saabs-%21/86_SPG_2.jpg
My 85 900 16 valve turbo conversion, lot's of engine mod's & Updated facia & SPG panel's.
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Some-hot-Saabs-%21/85_900.jpg
A buddy's 87 SPG we did a compete color change to a custom mix. Saab should have offered the SPG in a Med blue. This has to be one of my favorite car's.
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Some-hot-Saabs-%21/Peezie_s_87_SPG_1.jpg
Another one I painted for a buddy. 85 900T custom white w/ Pearl
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Some-hot-Saabs-%21/Jeff_s_2.jpg
A 76 99 I did for another buddy, custom color mix w/ shaved rear door handles. installed a built race H motor.
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Some-hot-Saabs-%21/Lenon_2.jpg
A 73 95 I did a complete resto on for Mr. Rob Walden of Scanwest Autosport.
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Some-hot-Saabs-%21/IMGP0549.sized.jpg
A beautiful 92 9000 (pre) Areo 1 of 2 car's we did for Mr. Harry Hullett.
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Some-hot-Saabs-%21/IMGP0160.sized.jpg
Harry's other ride. 80 900 5 dr. Custom color mix w/ updated suspension.
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Some-hot-Saabs-%21/C900_2.jpg




Hope you like. wish i had gotten pix of all the one's I've owned.


.............Dave

Scandia
7th May 2011, 03:09 PM
Here's a few more I've either owned & or painted.

Here's my 76 99 w/ a built H race motor.
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Some-hot-Saabs-%21/Sideway_s.jpg
My 85 900 Notch Rally car. nasty built 16 valve NA bout 250hp
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Some-hot-Saabs-%21/General_sideways.sized.jpg
The Famous Sean Tennis' 1980 99 Rally car. We had to replace EVERY panel except the L. rear quarter. (& floor pan) W/ Mr. Rob Walden's Yellow vert sitting next to it at a dyno day.
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Some-hot-Saabs-%21/dynoday080401seanp01.jpg
HHere's Mr. Dennis Linn's 78 99 turbo we did for him. it took 1st place in paint at the Saab Convention. (even with the side smashed in from an accident Right before the event)
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Some-hot-Saabs-%21/Dennis_Lins_99.sized.jpg
While not Saab's here's a couple of my other ride's. 1st my 00 Olive V70R
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Some-hot-Saabs-%21/Ti_Grey_Heicos.jpg
And last but not least my 06 E. Silver V70R.
http://www.saabphotos.com/gallery/albums/Some-hot-Saabs-%21/Red_hook_brewery_1.jpg
Have a few other ride's. a 92 945T & a 96 855T sport that switch off as daily driver's. & another 85 white 900 Notch I just picked up. The new project.


..........Dave

SOAB
21st May 2011, 09:27 AM
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/231110_2108120547210_1371465841_2534696_3879693_n. jpg

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/225145_2108120867218_1371465841_2534697_5813623_n. jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/229442_2108122067248_1371465841_2534701_7312657_n. jpg

ludichris001
11th June 2011, 03:33 AM
Mods, can we please have this thread sticky'd?




Pretty please?


:)

one more
11th June 2011, 04:14 AM
I agree

DurocShark
11th June 2011, 09:45 AM
While I agree, it seems to be doing OK on its own... ;)

ludichris001
11th June 2011, 11:19 AM
Yes, but although this is one of the most popular threads here, it goes quiet every now and then, which means you have to go searching for it if you want to update. After scrolling through 9 pages of threads I finally found it again. I just feel that it would be convenient to have this thread up the top permanently.

CycM17
23rd June 2011, 08:45 AM
A few more now that the car is a little cleaner... Got these up on TSL and figured I'd post here too. I drive this car more than my stage 3 NG900 ;ol;.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5120/5859452369_f49fc00b51_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5195/5860007518_a2e373c376_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5187/5859453471_3ddacbfb61_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5267/5860006056_9b3c5f775b_z.jpg

Tweek's Turbos
24th June 2011, 05:07 PM
From the car show this past weekend.

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/269763_2075246611318_1549551490_2264846_3694685_n. jpg

domer94
30th June 2011, 10:08 PM
some pics form a trip to warwick ny , and some of her first bear mountain cruise night
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/IMG_8925.jpg

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/IMG_8942.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/IMG_8943.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/IMG_8969.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/IMG_8976.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/IMG_8968.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af32/DOMER94/IMG_8975.jpg
my daughter was watching me drive the whole time and felt she could jump in and give it a go

SaabMon
3rd July 2011, 09:14 PM
MORE PICTURE WHORING!!!

Washed her in the rain, then polished her up nice.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5221/5692201886_00f6bbe96f_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5022/5692210734_da7f326334_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5141/5691642807_5b1fb6996b_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5190/5692223888_2e5e26914f_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5230/5691659357_a87aabe8f6_z.jpg That is the best looking flat nosed, 4 door I have ever seen. A real cool looking, beautiful little C900. The wheels (outlined in blue) are a real nice touch!:)

SaabMon
3rd July 2011, 09:22 PM
Buy the poor girl some wheel covers! :lol: I happen to have two complete sets of wheel covers. One for an 84 to 88 or a set for 88 to 93. Pm if you might want.

Tailspin
4th July 2011, 12:57 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5266/5900059166_09f0b2f36c_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6031/5899495485_fc91636d18_b.jpg

SwimDude0614
4th July 2011, 07:58 AM
^^^ This is FANTASTIC! Good luck all!

I must ask though, why "Triumph"? The engine has evolved quite a lot since the Triumph days.

peva
4th July 2011, 08:25 AM
I must ask though, why "Triumph"? The engine has evolved quite a lot since the Triumph days.
Yes it has, and for the better. It's like putting "Noah's Ark" on the side of the QE2.:cheesy:

Tailspin
4th July 2011, 12:33 PM
Thanks Swimdude! I know, it's all in good fun, but wouldn't it be amusing if the QE2 said Noahs Arc on the back? I guess I have a very sideways sense of humor..

li Arc
5th July 2011, 12:13 PM
The project is back on, but getting started is slow. Here she is, waiting for me to service her! She's a bit shy though, since she's a bit naked right now!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Z-BdbWmKAi0/ThHZB_a7KYI/AAAAAAAAAjU/RsitLNR14E4/Front%252520no-bumper.jpg

I know, I know, the hood is askew, but that's pretty low priority right now...and it closes fine, just not as smoothly as a straight one. Still need to find and fix the oil pressure problem, then pull the tranny again and fix the input shaft bearing assembly. Updates will be in my project thread. Otherwise, she's just raring to go! Beauty shots when she's all up and running again will come in a few months...hopefully less!

li Arc

Tailspin
5th July 2011, 12:22 PM
Here she is, waiting for me to service her! She's a bit shy though, since she's a bit naked right now!

I bet you wish you weren't talking about a car huh? :lol:

adyc900
5th July 2011, 04:03 PM
Been here a while and never put a photo on before....
The daily driver(photo taken by A.murray)

http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq42/debnady/c900/4863042989_367c11d519.jpg

Swmbos vert,now sold
http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq42/debnady/saab2.jpg

Swmbos lpt (also sold,she also has a 9k aero,soon to be for sale,can you see a patten yet?:lol:)She has a 9-5 now
http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq42/debnady/020.jpg

Swapping a turbohttp://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq42/debnady/001.jpg

J-Rod
5th July 2011, 04:54 PM
Adyc900, your white 900 is gorgeous!

JKlaveness
6th July 2011, 04:19 AM
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270152_10150238187076105_635206104_7622416_3631371 _n.jpg (our new US car - presently garaged in FL)

I've been trying for years to make sense of why the C900 went out of production in 1993.

The explanation that I've come up with, has to do with a change in the value system of the upper middle class, which was Saab's customer base.
* In the 1960s and 70s, money was in short supply, and so ruggedness and durability were valued even by buyers of new cars.

* In the 90s and 00s up to 2008, money supply almost exploded. As a result, excellent engineering was no longer enough for Saab's customer group. They wanted luxury. They wanted bells and whistles. They wanted a car exterior that was modern enough and flashy enough, to show off their new purchasing power.

For me, that's how the market for the C900 disappeared.

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270616_10150238187041105_635206104_7622415_5432743 _n.jpg

(Our new US car: I've never seen a cleaner interior or better original exterior in an 18 year old vehicle)


Saab started out in the 1940s and 50s with a focus on innovative techniques and designs in the bilding of car bodies and drivetrains. When they launched the 99, it was so far ahead of its time that it went on to stay on the production line for the next 27 years with only one major facelift (the lengthening of the front to make the 900 in the 1970s).

During that 27-year period, Saab learned almost everything that could be learned about engine-building, and installed it in their cars. 27 years was long enough to find and remedy every single weakness that the C900 had ever had. It would have been perfect - if only the customers' value system had stayed the same.

Mine has - and that's why I still love my C900. She and I have become anachronisms together.

:-J
Jørgen

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270743_10150238187146105_635206104_7622418_8276669 _n.jpg

(Front view of the US car)

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/261325_10150238187181105_635206104_7622419_5528213 _n.jpg

(Original Saab CD player and wood finish ashtray)


PS: When people ask me today what I (as a known Saab-freak) think about the current problems in Trollhättan, I tend to say that the company that I loved, died in 1993. Under Saab's new GM ownership, focus changed from engineering excellence (delivering longer-lasting value for the car's owner), to business economics (getting more money out of him). Cars became more expensive to design, cheaper to build, and more expensive to repair. They became more packed with luxuries, but at the same time also flimsier. Mechanics went from being repairmen to being component swappers. Gradually, the life expectancy of a new Saab dropped by over a quarter: From 15-20 years to 10-15.

Is there anything to love about the new Saabs? Sure. They're fantastic - as long as you value money the way people started doing in the 1980s and 90s. The number of people who can afford to do that, however, is dropping like a stone, and I've never counted myself among them.

staves
6th July 2011, 08:05 AM
Wow, your new US vert is a stunner - just gorgeous. I think I tipped you on that eBay auction. I agree on the quality of the C900. I can't believe my '91 is 20 years old when I'm driving it - so solid and reassuring. I can't imagine my '04 9-5 is going to feel that good 2024! :o

B202NUT
6th July 2011, 08:08 AM
I can't imagine my '04 9-5 is going to feel that good 2024! :o

Do you think it will still be around at all?:lol:

JKlaveness
6th July 2011, 08:34 AM
I think I tipped you on that eBay auction...

Thanks a lot for the tip! We had several other candidates on our list, but I can't imagine that we could have found one that was more satisfying to sit and look at ... let alone drive in.

:-J


(Even the wood effect ashtray has shown itself to be extremely useful, in addition to decorative. The surface is good enough that it holds on to the suction cup of the GPS attachment.)

ludichris001
6th July 2011, 09:03 AM
Been here a while and never put a photo on before....
The daily driver(photo taken by A.murray)

http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq42/debnady/c900/4863042989_367c11d519.jpg


OMG! You have the Hatchback version of my 900 EMS! :D

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk63/ludichris001/Image594a.jpg

Beautiful car ;ol;

staves
6th July 2011, 10:24 AM
Do you think it will still be around at all?:lol:

Not sure, but it'll be out of my hands before then! The 900 I still hope to have :lol:

B202NUT
6th July 2011, 11:12 AM
The 900 I still hope to have :lol:


that's a given.

skucera
7th July 2011, 12:13 AM
Jørgen, very well said. Your observations match my experience exactly.

Scott

DustinS
7th July 2011, 11:05 AM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kgsCmiMIncQ/ThW0mAhugVI/AAAAAAAAAGo/L943ODB9CdE/s912/IMG_20110707_082605.jpg

quick one i took this morning.

SOAB
7th July 2011, 03:33 PM
Win ^^

turboman
7th July 2011, 04:15 PM
Recently bought this Carlsson...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gi3SrfDXTlQ/ThYTgGNlNMI/AAAAAAAAASQ/yHQl1RNl8dU/s640/IMGP2668.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uUaO8REeGr4/ThYTtUCPDZI/AAAAAAAAASU/pB0jSdhLb2c/s640/IMGP2667.jpg

peva
7th July 2011, 05:21 PM
Recently bought this Carlsson...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gi3SrfDXTlQ/ThYTgGNlNMI/AAAAAAAAASQ/yHQl1RNl8dU/s640/IMGP2668.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uUaO8REeGr4/ThYTtUCPDZI/AAAAAAAAASU/pB0jSdhLb2c/s640/IMGP2667.jpg
Watch those sleeping policemen.

turboman
8th July 2011, 01:06 PM
indeed!

Needs a little TLC but getting there slowly. It is over 10 years since I sold my last Carlsson, I've had 2 Viggens, a 900 talledega and a turboX since then. My daily drive is now a 9-3 ttid (180) which saves me money on fuel so can afford to keep this just for the weekend! :D

Krizzie
8th July 2011, 02:35 PM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kgsCmiMIncQ/ThW0mAhugVI/AAAAAAAAAGo/L943ODB9CdE/s912/IMG_20110707_082605.jpg

quick one i took this morning.

Damn that looks mean with those headlights! ;ol;

robcourson1
8th July 2011, 03:49 PM
i wouldntmind trying to retrofit them headlamps to my 88 that and the lower valance

justDoug
8th July 2011, 06:26 PM
Here's a pic of my little project after I washed away 9 years of garage dust...

DurocShark
8th July 2011, 06:30 PM
Here's a pic of my little project after I washed away 9 years of garage dust...

Yikes! What happened to it?

justDoug
8th July 2011, 07:02 PM
Yikes! What happened to it?
It belonged to a friend of mine. He sunk some money into her for "an engine rebuild" not long before getting into a wreck. The difference in the insurance settlement amount (they declared it a "total loss") was only $500 less if he kept the car, so he had it towed home and parked it in the garage thinking he'd straighten her out "one day".
Well, that was 8 or 9 years ago, so I am the proud owner of a 1991 Saab 900 with 120k miles on the odometer and an engine I'm assuming had a head-gasket or maybe the top-end replaced (I can't imagine it was anything more serious than that).

cghag1
20th July 2011, 09:50 AM
Here's my '87 N/A at the local autocross in Hershey, PA. Not the fastest, but not the slowest. Either way, it was a hoot to drive around the course!
Dave

http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa464/cghag2317/0049_AX4_6-26-11.jpg

Tailspin
20th July 2011, 11:49 AM
Lets hear it for on track N/A's! We were even faster than that #77 Miata ;ol;

http://images.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/LMI11July-LeadPhoto-550x412.jpg

justDoug
20th July 2011, 03:09 PM
L-O-V-E that front end! What is it, and where can I find one?!?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kgsCmiMIncQ/ThW0mAhugVI/AAAAAAAAAGo/L943ODB9CdE/s912/IMG_20110707_082605.jpg

quick one i took this morning.

AK Tayo
27th July 2011, 01:25 PM
that **** is tight!