Further to the Viggen Update below, these are the two cars I’m looking at. Well, almost.
This IS the C900 that I’m looking at. It’s owned by a guy in Sydney and knowing him, it’s in absolutely tip-top condition. It’s a 1985 900 Aero, with around 175 hp and 250Nm. It’s in the classic initial Aero configuration of silver and grey, with a red leather interior.
This ISN’T the 9000 Carlsson I’d get as this one is guarded by two very viscous hounds, but it’s similar to what I’d be looking for and I’ve always loved these. A 9000 of this generation was the first Saab I ever rode in, too, so there’s a sentimental attachment for me as well. Around 200hp and I forget the torque figure.
Again, all this assumes that I’d get the purchase past the minister for war and finance here at home. But it’s a chance.
I’m driving a Carlsson today to get a feel for how it goes. I’ll let you know.