Is it only 262.000 or already 262.000 kilometers, which has the 900 of Tim on the clock? It's not much for a Saab 900, but that's not all. The kilometer kings also want to be a benchmark for sustainability. And here is the 34 years old Saab hard to beat.
Saab 900 from 1985
The production of how many new cars has made the Saab 900 of 1985 with its long car life already superfluous? A legitimate question that unfortunately receives too little attention in the current climate debate. Because if you were to credit him with the avoided CO2 tons, then Tim would be unbeatably sustainable with his Swede. The Saab is still allowed to go a long way in advanced age. This year he was a guest at the festival in Trollhättan, and on the way the supply of spare parts for the next years was secured on a junkyard.
Anyway, what could be broken? Hardly electronics, a robust mechanism, and if I'm properly informed, not a turbo, but a sucker under the hood. The Saab is a few years older than his teenage owner, Tim and I know each other from the Saab Stammtisch in Alzenau.
How does he feel about his classic from Trollhättan? Every time he drives, he writes to me, he experiences a feeling of absolute relaxation and contentment. I can understand that, and it's interesting that he's not the only reader of the blog traveling by a car that's older than its owner. Is there a new trend emerging? Maybe ... In any case, it's a hopeful sign of lived sustainability by a young generation that likes Saab as much as the older friends of the brand.
This coming Saturday, I present the next Saab veteran. It does not always have to be the highest mileage, it also includes age and, above all, sustainability. All owners of kilometers kingswho want to see their car on the blog are welcome to send pictures and information.