AER-085 Sold – Remains In Saaby Tasmanian Hands

[hr] I got a bunch of messages from people last week, letting me know that my old 1985 Saab 900 16V Turbo had come on the market again. Was I tempted? Well, it’d be nice but I have zero space and zero funds at the moment. And a few projects on the horizon. If it was Bill and my old white 99Turbo, then maybe (hint, hint 😉 ). But otherwise, no. This was the car I bought to replace my Viggen back in 2007. It’s believed to be one of the press cars that Saab bought in to Australia to […]

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At the end of the world…..

Could this be the northernmost Saab ….. (cue Clarkson voice) ….. in the world? Arjan Bronkhorst is a professional photographer – and a Saab fan – so when he spotted an early model Saab 900 abandoned in Spitsbergen he just had to get a shot of it. Link: Arjan Bronkhorst Photography. Make sure you click to see this one enlarged. If you’re like me, you might be asking “Where the heck is Spitsbergen?” Well, if you thought Sweden was pretty far north, think again….. Forgive me, but I’m doing my work from Wikipedia here. Spitsbergen is part of Norway and […]

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Saabosphere – links we liked this week

It’s been another big week or so in the immediate life and times of Saab Automobile. We’re relieved to be in calmer waters now, but we know that there’s a lot of work to be done and we have plans in place to do it. You can read some initial information about Project Cheetah in English here, or in Swedish here. I’ll see if there’s some more information about this process that I can bring forward in the near future. —— If you’re still catching up on what’s happened with Saab this week, the best summary news article is at […]

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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 […]

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Driving a legend – Saab 900 Turbo

You’ve all most likely seen this image before. It’s one of the better known images of the Saab 900 Turbo. The photo was taken for Saab’s 50th Anniversary marketing campaign, back in 1997. A calendar was made featuring this image and a number of others like it. Remember the Saab 99 EMS in motion, or the Saab 92? All of those shots were taken around the same time and all were used in the calendar. Today I had the pleasure of meeting Nicklas A at the Saab Museum here in Trollhattan. Whilst the majority of vehicles used in the calendar […]

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