SAAB-Erik Nielsen's "Sleeping Beauties"

Finally, this year, Tobias managed to convince me that a visit to the north of Denmark was the better choice than a stressful working week. And so it took me once again to the incomparable Thy region in North Jutland. But this time it should be a very special journey ...

SAAB-Erik Nielsen's "Sleeping Beauties"
SAAB-Erik Nielsen's "Sleeping Beauties"

My meanwhile 32 year young SAAB 900 Sedan presented itself this year finally well equipped for the ride over 1000 km. TRIBORON lubricated and thanks to the good maintenance by the SAAB service Gaworski I had no doubt about a trouble-free round trip. Lively with my eyes were still experiences of past rides, when just as the campground in Klitmöller was reached with howling release camp or the engine overcooked in a Danish traffic jam.

Besides wind and waves, this time there was another reason for the long journey. My friend Götz had told me about a fantastic SAAB farm near the town of Thisted, which I absolutely must! must look.

The decision in the windsurfing World Cup had fallen and my own water sports activities were finished now it was time to go to the mysterious tip of Götz to the bottom. I dialed the phone number and an elderly friendly gentleman answered. We agreed on the exchange in English and he invited me in about one hour on his property. After a short and eventful journey I finally found the yard. Some older SAAB 900 and a black 93 greeted weathered from the driveway. The elderly gentleman greeted me happily shortly after my arrival. My old SAAB 900 and the SAAB service Gaworski License plate holder did the rest and we were already engrossed in conversation. As I learned later, SAAB-Erik used to deliver a few cars to the Gaworskis and of course they had a very good memory of him.

Now it was on discovery tour of the sprawling estate and as SAAB enthusiast hit me to the heart. First we went to the large warehouse which is crammed with rare SAAB parts. SAAB-Erik has accumulated an unnamed number of spare parts in its over 40 years of SAAB passion, especially for the 92, 96, 99, 900 and 9000 series. The variety and the sheer mass almost made me lose my breath. Engines, wear parts, fenders, used 96er, interesting restoration objects, vehicles in good condition, this list could be continued arbitrarily .... After the warehouse, it went over into the courtyard building. Spare parts of every age were also stored there in the last corner of the attic, creating a wonderfully enchanted atmosphere on the estate with their unique patina and history. This farm was definitely worth the long journey.
SAAB-Erik told me that interested people might like to drop by because he no longer runs the workshop and he now sells the parts. He can not get all the parts online and that's why he prefers visits.

The farm is conveniently located just a few kilometers from Thisted. Once you have reached the Fulda sign, you are on the right track. The contact details are:

SAAB-Erik Nielsen
Ballerumvej 1127700 Thisted
Denmark 0045-20492698

Finally, SAAB-Erik told me the secret of the small blue additional springs from Holland. They were actually developed only so that the 900er in the ubiquitous private alcohol smuggling during the 1980er years at the German-Danish border, for the frontier, not too obvious sagged. Even my father had in his aerodynamic model from Ingolstadt an additional equipment with similar intent. She called herself "ski bag". Concerning alcohol, this generation of fathers developed an amazing ingenuity ...

Thank you SAAB-Erik I never want to forget this great visit!

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4 thoughts too "SAAB-Erik Nielsen's "Sleeping Beauties""

  • Thanks for this very nice report! As I read, it becomes very clear to me that it's people like Erik Nielsen who bring the Saab spirit to life and not any Kai-something or NEVS press releases ...

  • Wonderful! Such people make the salt in the SAAB soup!
    The next visit to the north of DK is the appointment in Thisted on the slip ....

  • Great find group for all SAAB fans! Great article!

  • Praise and thanks to the author for the little reading pleasure. Very beautiful.

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