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Showing posts tagged saab
After spending most of the day on it, decided not to buy the Turbo X SportCombi. Now I’m feeling just a little bummed about that.
…Dunno how else to reply to a reply: Timing’s just not good. The 9-5 is worth almost nothing, but is running well and looks great. With all the things I’m trying to pay for right now I can’t justify the 15k on another used car.
But damn I love that car.
When I parked between a customized mint yellow Viggen and a mint black 9000 Aero this morning, I could already tell I was going to have a new mechanic by the end of the day.
Saab Sport & Rally catalog
Hopefully tomorrow this one will be mine!
Sweet. And good luck to you.
Saab 900 SPG, Saab 9-3 Viggen, and Saab 9-5 Aero.
Exactly these three.
The last few Carlssons produced in 1992 were capable of cracking 150mph and 0-60mph in under 6 seconds.
That is SO sick!
The subsequent 9000 Aero’s accelerated faster from 50-75mph (Saab’s target due to it being the most common driving range) than any other production car of their time. Yes, any other—that means faster than a Carrera 4 or a Testarossa.
1960’s Saab racer. Seems I took some bad phone pics of it. Based on the focus of these I guess I must have only been interested in sharing the contact info…
1966 SAAB Quantum IV
From SAAB press material:
Five distinct versions of Saab-based Quantum vehicles were built. With chassis designed by IBM engineer Walter Kern, each version used water-cooled two-stroke Saab engines. The first three versions were two-seat sports cars; the fourth, a single-seat, open-wheeled race car, sold as a kit.
The goal of the Quantum IV kit car was to create an affordable, fast, one-design class of open-wheel racing that would take advantage of the lightweight and prodigious power output of the Saab two-stroke engines.
In the Quantum IV, the Saab three-cylinder delivers an estimated 70 horsepower as fitted with three Solex carburetors. It has a four-speed manual transmission, and the Quantum is one of the very few Saabs known with rear-wheel drive.
While specific build data is available for the other Quantum cars, there is no hard data for version IV, since the chassis was sold as a kit to would-be racers.
Saw what I believe was one of these for sale in Huntsville AL a few years ago. It was simply called a 1966 (I think, may have been later) Saab. It was on display inside the Space & Rocket Center there for some reason, which seemed odd, but at least it matched the time period of some of the space-age exhibits there.
I’m really liking the new wheel paint on this 13-year old car.
Sanded & repainted front lip last week, new fogs & headlamp lenses, just replaced all motor & trans mounts…feeling a little newer each month.
Still from an upcoming Depth of Speed short.
Saab wheels for sale. Stock 16” wheels from my 2002 9-5. Shown here on my 2000 9-5 as of noon today. Listed with some other stuff at saabcentral. (Yes they’ve been curbed a couple times, as you may be able to tell.)
I replaced some pristine year-2000 10-spokes with these, and with the scuffs it was a big visual improvement. They’re the same size as the others but just look more modern and appropriate for the car.
pm me at saabcentral or drop me an ask above…
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