Sometimes you’ve just got to re-read things you’ve already come across just to refresh your memory of things.
I was just reading up on the GM900 and the book (an Anders Tunberg work) said that the GM900 was just the fourth all-new car in Saab’s history. The others were:
Saab 92 (1947)
Saab 99 (1967)
Saab 9000 (1984)
So the underpinning ‘platform’ of the Saab 92 carried through from 1947 right until the last Saab 96 in 1980.
I’m not sure whether to be astonished at their ingenuity or at the fact that the company survived and built itself on the same base for so long.
While I’m thinking GM900/OG9-3, it seems appropriate to share another 9-3 owner’s ride with everyone.
This 9-3 was sent in by Olaf in Germany. It’s a 210hp beasty belonging to a friend of his (and it’s for sale!).
Like I’ve mentioned before, the only thing that held the standard early versions of this car back were the wheels. The big threespokes here look just the part and if anyone’s looking to do a quick visual upgrade, the wheels are the place to start.