Post from Riga

When a postcard from Riga flutters onto my desk with an SD card, things get exciting ... or appropriate. On Monday I wrote about the possible transformation of the Saab brand into a youngtimer brand.

Saab Post from Riga © 2014 saabblog.net
Saab Post from Riga © 2014 saabblog.net

And that it could be charming to get involved with older cars in everyday life - if it fits into life. Obviously, it fits with Gerd and his family. The vacation trip went to the Baltic States, then there was a detour to Nyköping to pick up spare parts from Orio AB Saab. The required storage space was also the reason why it went on tour with a Saab 9000 rather than in a Saab Cabriolet.

Saab 9000 and former Lindenau shipyard when Klaipeda was still Memel. © 2014 Gerd Pitschmann
Saab 9000 and former Lindenau shipyard when Klaipeda was still Memel. © 2014 Gerd Pitschmann

The touring car, a Saab 9000 CS 1997, is considered to be the blog readers "Joe" known. A stretch of 2.300 kilometers through the Baltic States Latvia and Lithuania, then several 100 kilometers through Sweden lay in front of the Saab. It was built nearly 18 years ago as a big travel car par excellence. The track is not without, the roads in the Baltic are not always comparable to our standard. Can the Saab 9000 still convince today as a long-haul vehicle, is it reliable and robust enough?

As the Saab 9000 CS 1997 has mastered the 2.300 kilometers trip around the Baltic Sea, Gerd tells us, with many pictures from the Baltic States, on the Youngtimer Blog.

One thought on "Post from Riga"

  • Yes, yes, the 9000 CSE is worth considering…. A wonderful report and evidence that “old cars” hold up too…. 😉 Thank you!

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