Let's face it! Anyone who deals with a Saab classic in their free time lives on the better side of society. A Saab is often hobby, second car, driving pleasure pure. Especially in the summer months there are rallies, where you can really live the passion for old Swedish steel. Nice, if you do not have your own pleasure in mind, but also think of others.
For years, I have received a regular email from readers who want to go on a big tour with an old Saab. The meaning of the mail is usually easy to interpret. It's all about contacts with Orio Germany, cheap or gifted spare parts, or just money. For a while these requests were worth an answer. Polite, but determined in tone, and always canceling. Meanwhile, I make my life easier and save me the replica.
At the start of the season, I received half a dozen emails, including Torsten von der Optics Workshop Nikolai, You have to say that we know each other, and that it was not about money or sponsorship. He had an 9000 in view, the car for relevant tours par excellence. The 9k is the indestructible backbone of mobility at Saab. The engines always run, no matter how badly they are handled, as long as they find a drop of oil and something for the combustion. And the rest is hardly possible anyway.
As is so often the case, coincidence then took over. The Saab world is manageable, and just a few days later in Frankfurt I told them about Torsten, the 9k, and the idea on Carbage Run Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The idea aroused interest, quickly gained momentum, and facts grew out of a thought. Instead of the intended 9000, it became a Saab 900 from the stock of Saab Service Frankfurt. For a symbolic amount, which surprisingly went to the blog as a donation via Torsten and family Ratzmann.
The idea: to make a difference
Having fun with old cars is good. Blog writing is also fun, but it's also important to think about the weak in our society. What the blog generates through its supporters and readers goes into the maintenance of the project. And what is left at the end of the year, we convert it into a donation. Always, and Torsten will too. Which is the reason why I support Torsten and his project.
Specifically, he is interested in a project where the proceeds from the sale of the Saab 900 will go after the Carbage Run. 100% becomes with it Kids and Poors Eyes International supports. The organization takes care of people in the 3rd world who cannot afford to buy glasses or medicine. Ophthalmological operations are often out of the question, and the motto “Eyes should see - all over the world” can only be supported.
A good idea, lived social responsibility, and an old Saab on the way through Scandinavia. The 900 is the cult car of the Göta-Älv par excellence. And this is exactly worth a look.
A midsummer night's dream in eucalyptus green
Eucalyptus green! The shade is totally 80er years late. At that time very popular and today a driving exclamation point. My first impression: But that is damn green. But damn cool too. And finally not black. The hue 9 of 10 Saab 900 wear at each meeting, making the meetings so dramatically monochrome. A midsummer night's dream. Exceptionally not from ShakespeareHe may forgive me, but from Saab.
A very late Saab 900 Coupe from 1993 - the indestructible soft turbo with 141 hp. There are 258.000 kilometers on the speedometer, so the machine has just run in. The technical condition is very good, there is no rust in the usual places. The legendary axle shaft tunnels are also free of the brown danger, the Saab is well maintained.
However, the paint is bad, the dashboard has cracks and the leather needs a careful hand and refurbishment. Which would name the weak points. The market price? After what is on offer, with bad bodywork and a lot of work? Easy 4 - € 5.000. Maybe more. And this coupe donates Saab Service Frankfurt for a symbolic amount? The scene is already positively positive.
A dream can come true
In 2 weeks the summer edition 2019 of the Carbage Run in Copenhagen. With his daughters Torsten drives to 4. July through Scandinavia. Bright nights, long roads, the vastness of the north. The rear opening windows of the coupe open, the sonorous exhaust noise of the 900 Turbo paints the sound of Trollhättan in the distance. A midsummer night's dream that needs to be experienced.
5.000 km of driving pleasure are also on the counter, then the Saab is looking for a new home. The proceeds go as described Kids and Poors Eyes International, To make dreams come true elsewhere in the world. The dream of seeing well.
The current highest bid for Midsummer Night's Dream is currently at 2.000 €. Bids from interested parties are please by mail firstname.lastname@example.org to judge. Before the handover, a fresh TÜV and inspection is made in Frankfurt, so nothing stands in the way of another dream with a new owner. The team "Äbbelwoi-Express", which proves that the crew comes from Hesse, can also be called on Facebook consequences.