My Saab

The Californian’s Saab Tale

Saab 900 turbo

1987 SAAB 900 Turbo Convertible is for sale now, but behind the car stands a real Saab story. Current owner Max James and his father are the second owners of this SAAB having originally bought it in 1990 from the original owner in Arizona.

Its been garaged its entire life, is rust free, professional maintained with a rebuilt transmission in 2006, Head Gasket  in 2011 and new turbo in 2012. The car has an amazing top of the line sound system that presents crystal clear sound while cruising down the freeway at 75 mph:

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It has been well maintained and drives exceptionally well. With a new turbo and a slight tune to the APC, this car really gets up and goes. The car comes with the original plastic covers for when the top is down and the original cabin cover.

Maintenance records from the last decade are also included. Yes it has 186,200 miles on it but all the major engine and drive train work has been completed. Comes with extra body parts.

Saab 900

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Heater control and A/C does not work. Fortunately when temp control valve got stuck it got stuck on full heat. When it’s cold owner put the fan on and there is plenty of heat on tap. When it’s nice out top is down and breeze keeps him cool. Heated seats also do not work and will likely need a catalytic converter if register in California. Years ago owner had it parked on the street and a pick up truck backed into the front hence the slightly warped hood. Not to worry though… The car comes with a replacement hood if you want it.

Saab 900 tail

Listed Price is $3,800, and you can contact owner via this mail: max@themaxjames.com

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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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