One interesting example of the Saab 9000 has just appeared on classified ads around Los Angeles. According to the seller, it is a Saab 9000 CSE model, which he bought back in 2000, and then bought it from the first owner with only 38,000 miles. Currently, this interesting 9000 CSE model has driven as much as 280 thousand miles and is the project car of its owner, but he now has to sell it because in addition to this, there are two other Saab cars that he wants to work on.
This car needs someone who will have the time (and garage) to deal with. According to the seller, There is basically nothing horribly wrong with it, just your typical list of all kinds of ailments which He don’t have the time to deal with anymore. Car is currently in LIMP mode – likely because he wasn’t driving it much, the battery went bad, and multiple starts with a bad battery pissed off the brain …
So you need a Tech tool to reset it. Also, Heater core has been bypassed for the last 10 years. Clutch has over 100k miles, and worn plate makes grinding noise when engaged, which means the new owner has to change and put in a new clutch. On the other side, Transmission shifts perfectly without any problems. Also, Included in the sale will be a spare ‘Unicorn’ Transmission, removed from a working 1993 Saab 9000 AERO, with 120k.
Aesthetically, the car is not so bad either, and Overall still looks really nice. Overall paint pretty damn good, with some slight hood peeling, and rear bumper side abrasion and top oxidized (needs repaint). There is zero rust on this car, and car has typical door dings and small ‘bruises’ all over, but nothing major tragic.
In addition to all of the above, the car dealer also offers several valuable spare parts such as the original steering wheel, and It also comes with a complete spare leather seat cover to restore the driver’s seat. In addition, seller has boxes full of parts for this car, so he’d be willing to throw in some extras if there’s anything in particular you need.
This would make a great project car for a Saab enthusiast, with the time to work on it. The price he came up with ($1,750) is basically the ‘parts car’ + the near impossible to find rare Aero transmission. Please only contact seller (e-mail) if you’re serious about buying this, as he don’t have the time to meet with people and haggle around.