A Saab is not a Saab! We are happy about every Saab that finds its way into the Saab community from previous ownership. It doesn't matter whether it's a relatively new model or a Saab in youngtimer or classic mode. It's not that easy to find a good Saab, because the market is getting tighter ...
New Saab - Part 1
A Saab 9-3 Aero adds to the Horst fleet. He now has two versions of the 9-3 II in the yard, despite everything, as he says. The 9-3 II got its facelift for the 2008 model year. That long ago? Really, but he still looks really good. Timelessly beautiful, a Saab. Congratulations to Horst on the addition - and always have a good trip from the blog crew!
New Saab - Part 2
With our Anna project we wanted to write the Saab 9000 back to the present. Even if I have to be guilty of continuing this week - my desk is too full, the operation seems to have been successful. There have never been so many emails in my mailbox on this topic.
Two friends from the Saab community went searching. Whether 9000 CS or CC was almost no matter, the main thing a nice 9000er with everyday usability. You have experienced a lot. If the market is already tight for relatively new vehicles, then it is super close to the Saab 9000. What is offered as a good condition or worth preserving or good basis for restoration is often not worth a penny anymore.
A particularly blatant example is the 9000 CC pictured, which not only has it behind in terms of looks and body. The great precious wood fittings don't help either; Oil in the cooling water speaks a clear language, there is a case for the recycler. Pity !
The search of the two fans went well anyway. A Switzerland import of the Saab center in Kiel - a very nice anniversary - will add to the fleet in the future. It is brought south at the weekend. The 9000 is in good hands, complements the collection of the two. Good news !
Saab reader cup 2015
For every published Saab story there is an exclusive one readers cup, The edition is limited, the largest part has already landed in the hands of fans. Blog readers who still want to secure a mug with the original Saab as a motive, should hurry. There will not be a new edition, and next year we will surprise with another equally limited motif.
Peter took our cup to Sweden. His picture is from the Saab Bil Museum in Trollhättan. Can there be a better place for the photo? I do not think so! Thank you Peter!
I'll wave to Borgward for a reason. The IAA is history, the Borgward premiere only got mixed grades. Every beginning is difficult, and the future shows how things will continue.
But there is a story to tell at the edge of the IAA.
Saab collector Josef Zabel was a visitor at the IAA. Of course, because you can find it everywhere where engines are concerned. He is a passionate Saab person, but also with Borgward genes. His father was traveling in the Hansa 2400 and Isabella TS. A rare Borgward P 100, the last big car from Bremen, has been in an uncle's garage for 35 years. Any questions?
It is clear that he will meet Christian Borgward, the grandson of the company founder, and his wife at the booth. A long conversation, with foreseeable results. Josef Zabel ordered a Borgward BX7 TS, titanium metallic matt, 21 ″ tires from the founding grandson, with a different grille than on the exhibition stand. Delivery: Not before 2017.
The probably first Borgward in Germany could go to Saab collector Josef Zabel. I'm excited, the blog will follow up on the topic…