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Leopard Fur Safari Saab 9-5 2.3 Turbo Sport Gumball Rally

Leopard Fur Safari Saab 9-5Leopard Fur Safari Saab 9-5

At any given time, there are 800 million listings on eBay, but few of them are really interesting. See for example this Saab 9-5 ad – Unfortunately, Bidding has ended on this item.

This is 2000 Saab 9-5 2.3 Turbo Sport in “unusual” color – Leopard Fur Safari :)

Special Safari Saab for a particular purpose
Special Safari Saab for a particular purpose

Actually not so unusual, because it is car that is ready for a kind of Gumball Rally. This car has a name – Nigel Furage, and  car was created for a charity car rally earlier in the year, raising money for cancer research and more recently for a Gumball stag weekend rally. 

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In addition to the rally, these cars can go on safari :)
In addition to the rally, these Saab can go on safari :)

His former owner wrote: “He’s got 7 months MOT, passed with ease in July. As you might expect, Nigel drives like a champ, auto box is smooth, engine is strong, everything works. The fur could do with some neatening up but generally looks great! Inside, the leather is all nice and very clean, pretty much a perfect interior. The front seats alone in this are worth £100 or so. Had a few bumps on the rally, mainly on the doors, photos hopefully show this. Doesn’t affect the car at all aside from the drivers window not going all the way down. Could be knocked out from the inside of you have the time. Three faults on the dash – the alarm battery, and the washer fluid level – both common Saab faults. The other is the third (middle) brake light, which fell off. Again, none of these affect the way he drives and can be cleared by pressing the Cancel button three times.

Appropriate Traveller for this Car :)
Appropriate Traveller for this Car :)

They just couldn’t face scrapping such a characterful vehicle, he’d be perfect for a similar rally or stag weekend adventure. And of course, the car was this week found a new owner – Winning bid was: £133.00

Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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