It's time to talk about our project car. The support of our readers makes it possible for the first time - we will have a project Saab on the blog. A car “made by Trollhättan” that will be with us for 12 months. That should be moved not only by bloggers, but also by readers. Just what kind of Saab do we buy?
The question is difficult. Because there are temptations. We have had the 9000 series in recent months, the CC will continue to be with us, but another 9000 virtually excludes itself. So what?
I'm a big fan of the 9-3 I. The last compact hatchback of Saab, possibly as a coupe, as an Aero, or as a convertible? Driving open the next summer. The turbo whistles, the sun is shining, the wind blows through the hair. That would be a dream. Or?
Honestly folks, forget it ...
And completely. That would be too easy, too convenient, too beautiful. Anyone can do high gloss and shiny paintwork. We do it differently, the brutal way. Really. We're looking for a Saab where, seriously, the paint is off. A very sad Saab ... one that nobody wants to have anymore. Promised !
Because we want to prove that old Saabs are very solid. That you can turn it back into a beautiful, desirable car with reasonable effort, even if you want to flee screaming at first sight. Which one likes to drive. One that is fun, that you want to use with family in everyday life and with the good feeling of owning a solid Swedish car.
Sounds crazy, it is. Because nobody does this voluntarily. Almost no one ! But we do! Mark and I have been looking. The specification for the “Paul” project was clear. A cheap car, it should only cost a few hundred euros. A solid car. That can be visually, well, questionable. But is supposed to provide a solid base to transform it back into a great Saab.
Readers who seriously doubt us at this point should avoid the blog next week. You could experience a lasting shock. We introduce “Paul” to the community. Unpainted, or rather uncensored, as we found him.
2016 will be an interesting year on the blog. Our mission is clear. The question for the next months is: Do we crash or do we bring another Saab back on the road? And will Paul please our readers?
Operation Paul begins next week. With pictures, backgrounds. The pure truth. Uncensored and shocking.