Someone stole my Saab collection!

I’ve known Markus L in an email sense for a few years now. He’s one of the regulars from my SU days.

I’ve seen some of his cars in photos from time to time, but there are usually long intervals in between viewings. When you meet a lot of people and see a lot of cars (in a virtual sense) it’s easy to forget just who’s got what.

I got these photos from Markus in my inbox today. I was quite familiar with his fully Hirsched Turbo X and the black 900, but not so familiar with the Viggen. All I could say was “Wow!”

Look at them. They’re in absolutely mint condition and all three of them are notable classics in the Saab family tree.

When I wrote back to Markus, I told him of my profound jealousy – that if I could have any collection of Saabs I liked, there’s a good chance it would be exactly what he’s got in that photo, with the likely addition of a Saab Sonett III.

He wrote back…… and promised to send me pictures of his Sonett! There’s a 99Turbo in the collection, too, but that’s not ready for photos yet as it’s still undergoing a restoration.

My final reply included an enquiry as to whether or not his father would be interested in adopting a 41-year-old man as an additional son. I’m not sure how well that will be received.

Click to enlarge, and if you’re like me, dream on……

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13 Comments

  1. Similar to my collection but I have never been in a Turbo X. Each time at our Conventions I always time out. After 5 years I finally flew in a B-17 in July. Hopefully I will have an opportunity in Iowa next year!

  2. Wow, what a collection of icons! If that Sonett of his is a II then that would crown the collection in my mind. The III of course is also beautiful, but a red II…..oh boy!

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