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.
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.
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: