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Saab Story from Portugal: the Recovery of a Saab 9-3

Saab 9-3 from PortugalSaab 9-3 from Portugal

Recently, from the Saab fan from Portugal we have received a interesting Saab story. Hes name is Luís Marcos, and he is memeber of supervisory board of Saab Club Portugal (SCPC – O Clube Português da marca SAAB).

We wanted to share story about the recovery of his Saab 9-3 after suffering an accident.

Here’s his Saab story below:

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This is the story of a car, not just any car a Saab, but a car that like so many other cars, had an accident, an accident without any fault of its own.

This car was hit on an intersection, by another car that didn’t respect a stop sign, hitting our car right next to the B Pillar.

Having inflicted severe damages to the car, and due to the repair costs, the insurance company wrote it off as a total loss, to be sent to salvage.

Luckily for this Saab, the owner didn’t let it go to a salvage yard, since the majority of the damages where not structural damages, mostly cosmetic and mechanic, This lead to the recovery work and aesthetic changes made to this Saab.

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After 5 months of work, patience and dedication to this project, this Griffen, was reborn from the ashes like a Fenix, with a full Restyling and Face-lift. Corrected damages.

  • Right side doors
  • Right rear mudguards
  • Rear Axle
  • Scuff plates right side
  • Rear Bumper + ( Lip )
  • Rear alloy wheel
  • Plastic wheel arches
  • Exhaust panel
  • Charriot Front
  • 3 Radiators, and supports ( ac, intercoollerller , Refrigeration )
  • Front Bumper + ( Lip )
  • New Headlights supports
  • Cabling and temperature sensor

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Additional Changes: Beyond all the parts that needed to be replaced, there were several changes to the aesthetic upgrade for the 2008 face-lift model:

  • Colour – White glaciar
  • All Doors
  • Front and Rear Bumper
  • Bonnet
  • Headlights Supports
  • MudGuards central bar
  • MudGuards right and left
  • Headlights
  • Scuff Plates
  • Luggage Lid
  • Spoiler
  • Bumper grills
  • Fog Headlights
  • Under Engine protection

Greetings to all Saab fans around the world…

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Assembly 2

And final stage:


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