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Saab 900T “Autotragic” to 5-speed Conversion (the video series)

Saab 900 Turbo conversion

Lee Kelso is an experienced television host, spokesman, actor, and presenter, but also big Saab enthusiast and hobbyist mechanic.

He is currently working on an interesting project – converting an 89 Saab 900T convertible from automatic (auto-tragic) to 5-speed and documenting the process in a video series, which can be viewed on his Youtube channel.

Lee Kelso Explore how the Saab 900 transmission is unusual and see the condition of the oil pan after 160,000 miles
Lee Kelso Explore how the Saab 900 transmission is unusual and see the condition of the oil pan after 160,000 miles

Members of the Saab 900 Facebook group are commenting on how helpful and educational the videos are, so he thought we might be interested as well. Of course we are interested, as well as the rest of Saab community.

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here’s what Lee says of his project: “I’m a hobbyist mechanic hoping to show Saab owners they can tackle big projects required to keep our weird little cars on the road. All it takes is basic tools, patience, a Bentley manual and support from the Saab online community.

Here is Saab 900 Turbo 5-speed Conversion video series:

I wish him good luck on his project!

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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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