Many of you should be familiar with Robin M. His daughter shot one of the very early SOTW photos ever shown here. Robin drove with his brother in law, Phill, from the UK to Sweden for Saab Festival. His 9-5 SportCombi had a big 60th Anniversary message written on the back window and got a good look in on my Kinnekulle video. Aside from all that, he’s just a top bloke and we all had a great time over there in Sweden.
Well, Robin’s been singing his 9-5’s praises for some time now. As a consequence, the number of Saabs in the extended family has jumped from one to THREE!
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That’s Robin’s 9-5 on the road. The 9-3SC featured on this site a few months ago when it was being delivered on the back of a truck (the non-colored door handles were a small issue, hence the report) and that belongs to Robin’s sister-in-law, Annette.
Pleased with the SportCombi, and no-doubt encouraged by Robin’s enthusiasm, Annette’s husband Gary just picked up the Anniversary Convertible last week, and all reports indicate that everyone concerned couldn’t be happier. Surprised that there was nothing on the car to show it’s special-edition nature, Gary even got some quite distinctive decals made up:
Just in case that’s difficult to make out, there’s a copy of the design below in black and white. There’s one there on the back and one above the turn signal lights, on the front quarter.
Very subtle and very smart.
Congratulations to the extended Saab family. And Saab GB, I can provide Robin’s address for the commission, if required 😉
Now to work on Phill………