To get in the mood for the new photos of our Saab rescue, a look back at the past could be the perfect start. In the winter came for the first time Photos our Saab 9-5 on the blog; the once so proud station wagon was in a miserable condition. The situation of Saabs named Paul has since improved significantly.
We think that a hopeless case has turned into a really cool car. Technically overhauled, partly repainted, with new rims from the Saab accessories program. Of course Paul is not perfect, he is still far from it. There are other, smaller construction sites, which can be fixed gradually.
One thing is for sure: our Saab rescue would be in without the dedication of the Saab Center Kielwithout the unbureaucratic help of Skandix, and without sponsors like the Mobilforum in Dresden, Saab Service Frankfurt, Car Roth in Leinfelden, Saab Service Gaworski in Hamburg, Stephan Individual and mobile Plus and, of course, the donations of our readers were not feasible. Thank you very much to all!
The 9-5 now has good and solid status for many years to come. The really good news is: we have a Saab back on our streets that would definitely not have had a chance without our joint action.
The TÜV is freshly removed, the chassis has been overhauled, Sachs shock absorber built-in, Zimmermann brakes delay. The 18 ″ Inca rims are original Saab, but had to be entered separately. They are a tribute to the classic Incas and make the station wagon stand out on the street.
Our Saab continues to bear the traces of his eventful life. The original paint was preserved as much as possible, they are part of the history of the station wagon.
What's next? At the weekend we start our first trip to the Spessart. Paul is allowed out on the street, and you can read the first impressions here. In the coming week, the presentation at our print shop is due to be glued. The application of the logos of Paul's godparents takes place according to the “Pilots wanted 2016” in Kiel.
In between, we work a bit on the interior, get to know the station wagon better. Paul will be a topic on the blog again and again, he will accompany us for the next few months.