Posts Tagged ‘900’

No Autotragic – 1983 Saab 900 Sedan

March 29, 2014

So often, basic car survivors are saddled with an automatic transmission. And there’s something about an automatic in a basic car that goes against the simple purity of the concept. It’s like asking for a glass of wine in a dive bar – you know what they’ll have is not going to be that great anyways, plus the bartender’s going to look at you funny. So that’s why it’s great to see that the original buyer of this car had the good sense to just order a beer. Okay, so a Saab 900 is not quite like a dive bar. But it’s refreshing to see a surviving base 900 in such excellent shape, and with a 5-speed manual. Check out this 1983 Saab 900 sedan for sale for $1395 in Redwood City, CA.

1983 Saab 900 sedan right front



RustyButTrusty on the Street – Jeep, Saab, Eagle, BMW

January 7, 2014

Still chronicling the diverse assortment of cars found on the streets of western states, and there’s a lot of material out there. If you were born in the 1970s or later, you probably remember these as fuel-gulping dinosaurs with antiquated styling and wood trim out of the 1970s. But when they were introduced, Jeep Wagoneers were a very early SUV in the modern idiom, equipped with power steering, automatic transmission, and an overhead cam six, several years before Range Rover and nearly two decades ahead of the Ford Explorer. This particular car is one of the last of its kind, and apparently the owner was not interested in the many more modern options available on the market, even before the Exploder showed up.



Two Swedes Walk Into 2.8bar – 1983 and 1985 Saab 900 Turbos

December 4, 2013

In the excitement surrounding the resumption of Saab production (even if at a trickle), we turned up a couple more classic 900s. While these older cars seem to be more in keeping with the soul of Saab, as opposed to some of the rather porcine GM-era cars, their devotion to the cause of great engineering is also partly why Saab is in its current predicament (see Lancia). Failure analysis aside, these make great classic cars, and we have two, presented in no particular order. First is this 1983 Saab 900 turbo for sale in Bellingham, WA for $2500.

1983 Saab 900 turbo for sale left front