There are currently many great Saab for sale in Spain. Unfortunately, more than the market can absorb. Corona is leaving a dramatic mark here, and the Saab population on the Iberian Peninsula is melting. Some of these vehicles could be saved. Maybe bring them to Germany, where they can drive for many years to come.
Because every Saab lost is one too many. We all know that nothing will follow. What's gone is gone. First a few important facts about cars from Spain in general. And then my service idea.
Advantages of Spanish vehicles:
- The general, mostly rust-free condition
- Odometer manipulation is hardly possible because the mileage is entered in the documents during the TÜV inspections. Not as bombproof as the Belgian Carpass. But far from the German - unpunished - free poaching.
- Unusual color combinations are very common. Lovers of bright interiors often get their money's worth. Most of the interiors are in very good condition. This is also an advantage of the constant good weather.
Disadvantages of Spanish vehicles:
Basically, Spaniards have a slightly different relationship with the subject of cars. This is why full service documentation is rarely available. A full service book, even if without invoices, is a stroke of luck.
Experience, overall condition, clues and a good instinct are an advantage here. I have never been mistaken until now. And many “treasures” come from fans who take care of their vehicles themselves.
The second issue is the condition of the body. Rockfalls, scratches and evidence of touch parking are more the rule than the exception and are taken very athletically. In most cases, a refurbishment or repainting is necessary to get the vehicles in the condition that can be described as immaculate in Germany.
Auch der Gentleman was painted, although I had to do a lot of persuading the painter.
The service package
Three different service ideas are possible.
- Come as you Are - The vehicle is brought to the buyer in "is" condition
- Come on - The vehicle is optically put in top condition. In consultation with the buyer, a painter of my recommendation puts the vehicle in top optical condition. The gentleman project can be used as a reference. Painting work is much cheaper in Spain than in Germany. And we are thus securing Spanish jobs.
- Technically top - a complete inspection, the replacement of all fluids, technical repairs if necessary. Can be supplemented with any desired modifications. These are carried out by Berma in Barcelona, a long-standing Saab workshop.
In the case of external work - paint, interior, rims - these are coordinated and monitored by Juan von Berma. At hourly rates that are not even half of those in Germany. Information about Berma can also be found in the Gentleman Story.
The transport to Germany is carried out by a tried and tested, extremely reliable company to the desired address.
No great bargains
Spain offers fantastic cars in color combinations that are not available here. But, I have to warn against excessive expectations and a “greed is cool” mentality.
On the one hand, out of respect, I will not continue to press the already crazy low prices. In addition, and you have to plan for that, there are also various costs such as deregistration, transport and any work.
Why am I doing this? For the love of Saab and the joy of saving one or the other Saab from ruin. But, in fairness, that's not free either. If I drive long distances for someone interested, pay a toll, then I'm sure I'll be happy to do so. But at a flat rate that is fair and that we agree in advance.
It continues like this
Tom gives me a playground on the blog. It will be named Lizi's Garage and will always go online after successful research. A particularly exciting, cool Saab will then appear here. If you like it, you can contact me. I'll get in touch with the prospect and maybe we can work together to get a Saab into good, new hands.