I’ve had a few emails about this one in the last 24 hours so I better put this up on site to
- stem the flow
- let you all know about this rather nice Saab 99 EMS for sale
You don’t see many EMS’s come up for sale nowadays, especially presenting as nicely as this one does in the photos. So yes, it’s relatively rare but that’s not the reason people are emailing me. The reason for that is because this car is for sale in my home town – Hobart.
I should stress right from the get-go: I don’t know this car. I haven’t seen it before, as far as I know, and I don’t recognise the handle of the Ebay seller. Maybe, if we met, it would turn out that I do know the person, but at this point I’m drawing a rather large blank.
Consequence – anyone looking for some info on this car should do their homework and contact the seller. I can’t help. I can tell you that if you want a pre-purchase inspection, the guy to contact is Steve Eyles at Hobart Automotive on 03 62347777. Steve did his apprenticeship on these cars and has been working on Saabs his whole life.
From the ad, it certainly looks like a good example. The odometer is showing just 78,000kms, which is nice, low mileage. The only proviso is that service sticker in the photos below. It shows that the next service is due at 85,000 and the last service was some time in 1994. That’s twenty years of inaction so this car will definitely need some care and attention before being driven a long way.
The upside is that the car looks – from the photos – as if it’s wonderfully preserved. The paint looks pretty even, the soccerball rims are nice and the seats show no visible signs of tearing. The only thing I’d want to change is the steering wheel, which I’d swap out for a period three-spoke Saab Sport and Rally wheel.
The Saab 99 EMS is for sale on Ebay right now. Bidding ends at 6pm on February 1 and the current price is $2,600 (7 bids).