The owner of this interesting 1969 Saab 96 Deluxe from the Boston area, who decided to sell it, gave the title of the ad, which incredibly approves and plastically describes the condition of this Swedish old-timer. It goes great, but it looks bad.
Just as it follows from the title, so he presented his car, in all columns, one describing the advantages and the other the disadvantages.
On the plus side, the car has no mechanical flaws, and goes incredibly well in relation to how it looks. It has a rebuilt V4 engine with slightly lumpy camshaft, Weber DGV progressive carburetor with double barrel manifold, rebuilt gearbox, suspension A arms strengthened per factory spec, recored radiator, modern alternator, performance exhaust, etc. This is why the price is as high as it is – it’s worth more than the asking price just for the drive train.
However, there are also aesthetic flaws that are on the negative side of this old-timer. On the minus side, this poor car had a Rustoleum paint job applied by the previous owner. Fortunately it doesn’t stick as well as the original paint, so owner has taken most of it off with citrus-based paint remover, which doesn’t take the factory paint off.
The previous owner didn’t take good care of it so it’s got the usual rust spots – the base of the pillars, bottoms of the doors, and driver’s side floor. It hasn’t gotten to the tragic point yet, though, so it’s just some time with a MIG welder to fix. The good part about the state of the body is that you don’t have to worry about denting it since pretty much everything is already dented (Smiley).
Certainly, this can be a good basis for some Saab old-timer project in which the future owner would have to deal with the condition of the body the most. To bring the body in a better condition, and after that he will be able to enjoy weekly rides to Saab rallies.
As the seller (you can contact us via this e-mail e-mail) himself states, He personally drove this car from Seattle to Boston about 15 years ago, it’s always been dead reliable and gets ~30mpg at 80mph on the highway. Currently titled in MA, and the price he is asking for is $1000, which is neither too little nor too high for such an old-timer project.