How Lamborghini made Saab the biggest automotive insurance risk in Australia

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It’s the 1980s. There’s no internet so teenage petrolheads in Australia all read Wheels magazine to get their automotive kicks. There are all manner of car stories, interesting or otherwise, but as interesting as the stories might be, they are matched or sometimes outdone by the advertisements slotted in between them. There were few ads … Continue reading “How Lamborghini made Saab the biggest automotive insurance risk in Australia”

The Lancia Fulvia

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Via comments from Andrew Robertson: You really do have the bug. Give us a run down on the model code names, specs and years? Know very little about this little car…liking it more and more myself. Yes, I do have the bug. Sadly, it’s an intellectual bug only because I’ve never actually driven one. The … Continue reading “The Lancia Fulvia”

“Lancia Quest” – Battle lost, war still to be won

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Another quick update….. The Lancia Fulvia I was tracking on Ebay sold last night for $13,250. I’d set myself a ceiling of $12,000 so someone else has ended up with what is hopefully a wonderful example that’s full of potential. It’ll take some work based on the photos I saw, but it’s a good start. … Continue reading ““Lancia Quest” – Battle lost, war still to be won”

Qoros confirms picking up some Saab tech

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Earlier this year, a new Chinese car company called Qoros made their international debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Qoros have already picked up a number of staff members from Saab and as hinted at Geneva, they’ve also picked up a bit of technology that was intended for Saab as well. Back in February, I … Continue reading “Qoros confirms picking up some Saab tech”

“Lancia Quest” will conclude this evening

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A quick update….. There are currently two bids on the car and given that it’s a ‘No Reserve’ auction starting at $10K, that means it WILL sell to the highest bidder – tonight. The auction started at $10K and is currently at $10,100. Neither of the bids are mine. I’ve set myself a ceiling somewhere … Continue reading ““Lancia Quest” will conclude this evening”

“Lancia Quest” continues….

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I’ve long had a theory that any given model of vehicle is worth X-amount of dollars in good condition. If you get it for X-minus-Y dollars, there’s a good chance you’ll have to spend Y dollars (or even Y-plus-Z dollars) on repairs or restoration to bring it up to good condition. That’s proving to be … Continue reading ““Lancia Quest” continues….”

Please Donate To Jim’s Cancer Ride

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It’s that time of the year again….. Our Saab mate James Coggeshall (that’s Jim or Coggs to his friends) will be on his bike and riding in the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s annual fundraising bike ride – the Pan Mass Challenge. This will be Jim’s third tilt at the Pan Mass Challenge. He rode the … Continue reading “Please Donate To Jim’s Cancer Ride”

To Lancia, or not to Lancia?

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So the GTV6 is sold and we’ve decided to shelve our plans for building a new home. That means it’s Game On for car shopping! I had a couple of important criteria for my next car, key among which were that it had to be good for a long distance east-coast road trip that Mrs … Continue reading “To Lancia, or not to Lancia?”

Thursday Snippets – Jokes, GM, Datsun and Sales

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I work in an audit office. Suffice to say, jokes aren’t our strong point. I heard a couple of good ones on TV last night and thought I’d better record them for posterity. I’m sure they could be useful in the future. #1 A sweet young girl, around 8 years old, walks into a pet … Continue reading “Thursday Snippets – Jokes, GM, Datsun and Sales”

Weekend Video – Bruce Turk’s Saab 96 2-Stroke Rally Car

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If you’re a Saab fan – especially if you’re a vintage Saab fan – then you MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO. The guys from /Drive, the same mob who brought us the Inside Koenigsegg series of videos, spent some time with Bruce Turk and his Saab 96 rally car. The result is 27 minutes of information, … Continue reading “Weekend Video – Bruce Turk’s Saab 96 2-Stroke Rally Car”