G’day everyone and welcome to Trollhattan.
My name is Swade and I’m the owner of a few Saabs. I’ve decided to expand my Red Interior weblog stable to include one about my favourite automobile manufacturer.
I’m currently driving a 1979 99 Turbo. I shouldn’t say currently – it sounds like I’ll be changing soon. I imagine I’ll still be driving this car in 20 or 30 years time. I’ve already sold it once and then bought it back as I missed it too much. It’s quite old-looking, has 300,000+ kilometers on the clock and leaks like a sieve when it rains, but it’s my favourite vehicle on the planet.
We also have a 1994 9000 in the family. Previous cars have included another 99T, an 86 model 900 and a 1972 99E.
I’m hoping to do a resto job on my favourite old 99 Turbo at some stage in the next few years when the money comes together. Until then I trust it’ll hold together like the reliable old bucket of bolts it’s always been. When the restoration finally takes shape, I’ll document it here.
In the meantime, I’ll use this site to track all the Saab related news I can get my mittens on as well as bringing the spotlight on some other Saab related people and stuff. I’m a member of the Tasmanian branch of the Saab Car Club of Australia, so there’ll be some writeups of club stuff too.