This 1967 Saab 95 V4 is already several years appearing in various car auctions in North America, and changed owners at a high price – usually the selling price ranges between 30 and 40 thousand dollars!
This SAAB 95 WAGON was originally purchased in Northern California in 1967 and sold 12 years later to another Californian, who rebuilt the engine and had the car repainted. In 1990, the 95 Wagon was put into dry storage where it remained for 20 years. When the current owner purchased the car, it emerged from storage showing no sign of damage; and his original intention was to perform a “minimal” restoration.
The Wagon’s exterior now sports a Mercedes-Benz code, deep wine metallic finish and the interior has been redone in Palomino MB-Tex weave with bamboo rattan pattern accents in the cargo area. The V-4 engine has been rebuilt; the transmission seals, gaskets, and bearings were replaced as needed. All front-end components and bushings were also replaced, and the front and rear brakes feature new rotors, pads, wheel cylinders, and calipers. The carburetor, wiper motor, brake and clutch master cylinders, starter, alternator, water pump, steering rack, and CV joints were also rebuilt.
To complete the look, SAAB Sonett “soccer ball” alloy sports wheels were added, featuring body-color inserts and polished details. Period whitewall radials add to the 95 Wagon’s deluxe, vintage façade. Upon inspection, this car presents virtually flawlessly, with every conceivable aspect of renewal having been addressed during its nut-and-bolt restoration. The result of all this effort has produced what is likely one of a handful of concours-level SAABs in the world.
Price is US $34,900.00, At first glance – more money than common sense. However…..car collectors are a passionate bunch and passion, like love, is blind.