More of that 900 SPG from Boston

Johnny Del was at the New England Auto Show earlier this week representing Trollhattan Saab and aside from the Turbo X, the other big attraction was the restored 1985 Saab 900 SPG that they had on show there.

I’ve shown some in-progress shots of this car (here and here) and now it’s time for the finished product.

I don’t know where these guys get their genuine parts from, but they sure do one heck of a job bringing these cars back to life. Yet another immaculate Saab joins the GM Heritage collection in the US.

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Saab 900 SPG

Saab 900 SPG

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Saab 900 SPG

Saab 900 SPG

Saab 900 SPG

Saab 900 SPG

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  1. I always wonder what a full restoration like that costs in monetary terms, not including labor costs.

    I spoke with a contact at Saab USA and he told me that the firm that GM contracts with to do the Heritage Collection cars (CAS, which we got a tour of their facility during S.O.C.) gets advice and parts from resources in the Saab enthusiast community. The CAS guys particularly like working on the Saabs because it’s a different challenge than working on the American cars they usually work on and they’ve come to appreciate Saabs more as a result.

  2. I’d love to find out too….and I wonder if I’d have enough brass to afford a fully restored SPG like that. One can always dream….

  3. I was at the Boston show last night. The 900 SPG was simply awesome – it WAS painful to look at! To me, that car represents Saab at it’s peak and judging by the number of people looking at it and NOT the Turbo X, I think I’m in the majority. A 9-3 Aero XWD will more than likely be my next car (my 5th Saab; ’85 900T was my first, ’99 9-3 current), but let’s be honest, Turbo X or not, Saab has a long way to climb to get back on top. Here’s to hoping the next generation of Saabs captures some of that 1980s Saab magic.

  4. I have one with almost 250k and I still love it . Though we must live in the present ,every SAAB model is even just a little SAAB if but for the Scandinavian touch to a Subaru or truck . The 9/3 is the evoloution of the dream.I never thought I’d see an Asian built SAAB. I must say .Or all wheel drive. But I still love my SPG.

  5. I just purchased a 1985 900 spg real great shape for the year with 322 k but the head is bad ,planing to get it working soon, could you get more pics ? This car is a sweet ride from the drivers seat. Can’t wait.

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