Every now and then a good deed, right? I was on a clear mission with friend Max on Friday. It was about a Saab 9000 CSE, 280.000 kilometers on the clock. One of these specimens, which are particularly vulnerable to export. No Aero, no Anniversary, but a nice beige leather interior and a correct, black exterior color.
With the 2.3 liter soft turbo and continuously maintained in a free Saab workshop, a car that is still good for many kilometers. Wouldn't it be the evil enemy in the form of the brown plague that gnaws at the Swedish steel. Hmm ... what do you do with such a Saab? The clear calls from the export industry piled up with the owner, who would rather see him in Saab-loving hands. We, what I mean Max, bought him. For a small amount due to the condition of the body.
How it will continue is still not certain. The problem is reminiscent of the situation we had a good 10 years ago with the 900 of the first series. Bodywork costs a lot of money, and back then some 900 were disposed of. Today one would refurbish these copies, because the prices for a good 900 have multiplied.
For many everyday Saab 9000 the situation is comparable now. Estimated 4- 5.000 Euro would cost to put the Saab in an 1a state. Is it worth it? Currently not. Currently the 9000 is safe. Let's see how the story of Max and the Saab evolves.
Take a look at our "design studios" ... For the Saab youngtimers and classic series, cups are on the way! Production starts on Monday, and at some point soon the new items will find their way into our fan shop. But there is no end in sight to our creativity. We are experimenting with mouse pads, a Saab 96 oil filter that is supposed to become a cup, Saab conversation notes and much more to make our everyday lives even more “Saabish”. Oh yes, the Saab tin signs are available again after the first edition was literally torn out of our hands. The new edition will be on its way to the fans on Monday!
Crazy? Yes sure ! But apparently we are not all alone 🙂 Our in-house print shop also seems to be infected by the Saab virus. Small Saab print samples hang everywhere, and only the company car park is in the hands of third-party brands. A situation that could change because the first signs are already there. Because once the virus is on the advance - at the moment it has infected the printing presses - there is no longer any escape.
Badly it got three friends in Switzerland. The three are incurably Saab-crazy. Relief or even cure is completely excluded. What's up with the trio, I'll tell you this week on the blog.