Great Saab Moments

I had one of those great Saab moments this afternoon on my drive home from work. I’m cruising along the road toward the bridge and see a nice looking 900 in my mirrors coming up in the lane to the right of me.

I slow down and let the car get to my side and am amazed to see a 1984 Lux edition 4-door 900 in almost perfect condition. Haven’t seen one of those in ages! Two-tone silver and grey just like the shot below, but with manhole wheels instead of minilites:

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So there I am, cruising in my Viggen on a beautiful afternoon with The Badloves playing Green Limousine on the CD player, a beautiful classic 900 in the lane next to me, the working day over and a short trip to my new house. Does life get any better?

Yeah, it does. Shortly after that we hit the highway and I got to plant the right foot. Ah, sweet turbo.

Please feel free to leave your great Saab moments in comments. Take as much time and space as you like.

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(and by the way, whenever you’re looking for that hard-to-identify 900, do what I did and go to Paul’s Classic 900 Special Editions page. Bloody magnificent)

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4 Comments

  1. I’m on my 4th Saab, I started out with a 78 used 2 door hatch back with Turbo, it was a good car but I didn’t realize how fast it was until just before I traded it off on my second Saab a used 2 door 900 sport all white (nicknamed the White Night). What happened to my 78 was that my Saaqb repair man couldn’t figure out why it lost all power when I booted it that was until just before traded it, turned out there was a tear in the air transfer housing to the turbo which would collaps when I stepped on it. I had it repaired and the speed and power were amazing.

    The White Night un-turbo’d was just a beautiful car and I have to this day not seen another, but it was time for some major repairs and I sold and went into another line of cars.

    In Dec. of 04 I bought a fully loaded 93 Arc 4 door Sports Sedan………..very disappointed it was quick and agile but a lemon I had nothing but problems with it. I went back to the dealer and we struck a good will deal on a 06 93 Combi Aero. This is an amazing car! but it ain’t your Daddy’s station wagon!

  2. I had too one of these moments earlier today. I saw in front of me an incredibly looking 2001 or 2002 9-5 Aero. It was light grey with lower suspension than standard and what appeared to be some fantastic looking 18′ wheels. Maybe they were the beloved Hirsch. I could not catch up to overtake. Very quick, sharp and smooth. A rare sight !!!

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