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Saab 900 Turbo Friction Tester for Sale

Saab 900 Turbo for Sale

Here’s a one of a kind SAAB for sale. This Saab is not an “ordinary Saab“, This is special adapted car which Keeps Wintry Airports Safe.

Someone put this 1987 Saab 900 Turbo to that exact use. Now, it’s for sale – $2000. Just 19,000 miles on the clock is incredible for a car made in the same year as your humble chronicler, but you can guarantee that those were some hard-driven miles, streaking down snowy runways at quick speeds.

Read more: SAAB 9-5 friction tester helps keep Albany International Airport safe

Saab 900 turbo friction tester

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This vehicle was originally owned by Hector International Airport in Fargo, North Dakota, which is a Civil/Military/Public airport. The car was customized by the airport by removing the back seat and installing a Saab Friction Tester, which was primarily used during the Airport’s winter operations.

Saab friction tester

Airport friction tester

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The friction tester was used to determine the braking conditions aircraft should expect on a particular runway during winter snow and ice conditions. The data collected by the friction tester helped determine the safety of the runway as well as necessary braking distances for airplanes. The Saab Friction Tester equipment is still installed in this vehicle.

Very interesting Saab for collectors, but also for Car museums. See below for the Saab in action,  but in Rotterdam The Hague Airport in the Netherlands:

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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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