Before you read further, if you haven’t already caught up with the latest in the Viggen saga, then scroll down and read the post immediately below this one (or click here).
The insurance issues with the Viggen are most likely going to take some considerable time to resolve and I’m going to need some wheels in the meantime.
This afternoon I’ve agreed to terms to purchase a 1985 Saab 900 Aero from a fellow Saab Car Club of Australia member in Sydney. I featured pictures of the car last week, but here they are again to refresh your memory.
The car’s done it’s fair share of kms at 260,000 but it’s been very well looked after and that amount’s not too many when spread out over a 22 year lifespan anyway. Recent mileage has been limited as he owns a number of Saabs and the car’s been serviced regularly at 5,000km intervals.
The current owner is a meticulous guy who comes from a Saab loving family and he owns THE best 99 Turbo i’ve ever been in. The Aero has had its turbo replaced once and the gearbox was replaced with one of the stronger 1991 boxes. The red leather interior is genuine Aero, but wasn’t original to this car.
Being a 1985, I believe it’s also a pre-cat model meaning a little extra poke at the wheels, which is always nice.