After Oli had pulled his 9000 CD with a trailer from the yard, he tried among others in Car Archeology, His result was surprising, the past of rolling cultural heritage is well documented. Now the technology is on the list. For old vehicles, with a long service life, there is a simple procedure. One exchanges all liquids and eliminates the obvious defects. And see what happens then.
The Saab garage von Detlef Koecke therefore takes care of the technology. It seems unspectacular. A change of all fluids, wear parts; the exhaust is renewed. That's it. The TÜV finds the Saab worthy of participating in road traffic again. The badge is issued, and if you wanted, you could have bought a good and stylish car for a few years for little money. But Oli is a perfectionist, of course he wants more.
While the TÜV is fulfilling its sovereign task, it is already at 6:15 a.m. in front of the still closed doors of the registration office. After the online appointment agreement was able to offer a date 14 days apart, it must be a spontaneous appointment on site. 14 days waiting time is simply too long when you are looking forward to a Saab classic. Equipped with documents from our COC archive and from Saab-driving friends, the CD should be converted to Euro 2. Despite the 4-speed automatic, that's not a problem in the end. The flood of documents and words shows its effect. The limousine now complies with the Euro 2 standard, the tax rate drops from just under € 300,00 to just € 165,00.
Our CD should be more beautiful
TÜV, tax and wish plate are clear. Now it's all about looks and comfort. The little things that do not have to be serious but that add to the fun of the 9000. Oli donated the CD from his collection first a contemporary Grundig radio with cassette section, to a wood dashboard. And he replaced the destroyed rear panel with an original sheet metal part. So that the result is a little more coherent, the Saab gets track plates. Very subtle, with 10 and 20 mm they do not change the driving behavior negatively. The look of the Swedish luxury class now harmonizes better with the standard fender widening, the appearance wins enormously. For the H-mark in a few years, the operation is not a problem, because it can be reversed quickly.
Rust is not an issue. The old Saab is completely free of the brown plague, except for a small spot. A bump on the stern is also removed, minor cosmetic repairs to the paint follow. Then another preservation, so that the condition remains as it is.
The result is impressive, which a few days later the reviewer finds. The 9000 CD gets 2019's 2 9.000,00 and a market value of XNUMX € in April. Not bad for a vehicle that, in a sad state, had to wait an eternity for a buyer. Now he parks, with another nice CD from Oli's collection, safely in an underground car park.
The Saab 9000 CD is a vehicle that has been ignored by Saab fans for years. Not justified, because the CD is objectively the much better CS. He is the true, comfortable S-class from Sweden. Because its noise level in the interior is much lower than the hatchback. But the Saab fans and the author are no exception, just love their Schräghecks hot and heartfelt.
Times are changing, the 9000 CD is finally getting the appreciation it deserves. After the first part of the rescue trilogy went online, a reader got in touch who is restoring a CD. Then an editor of a car newspaper who also brings a CD back to the streets in the Hamburg area. He has been in contact with Oli ever since.
A few weeks later, at 4. Hamburger Saab meeting at Brandshof, the CD is in the majority. More 9k sedans than sloped tail. That gives hope for the future.