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The Creative Craigslist Ad: Saab 900 Turbo SPG

Saab 900 Turbo SPG

Han Solo once said of the Millennium Falcon, “She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid…”, and the same is true of this classic Saab 900 SPG.

That’s one of dozens of stellar lines in the homemade ad below, a truly astonishing collage posted to Craigslist by “Zoltar” – owner of fantastic Saab 900 Turbo SPG.

Usually car ads on Craigslist are pretty simple with your average or no description of the car and some images, mostly photographs are very bad and do not show the thing in the right condition – nothing really that special. Unless of course you’ve come across this Craigslists ad:

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Saab 900 SPG for Sale

This ad is amazing! Just read the description and you too will be hooked….of course, if at least you love the Saab cars.

Han Solo once said of the Millennium Falcon, “She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid…”, and the same is true of this classic Saab 900 SPG. While it may not do the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs, this fine example of Swedish engineering will send you into fits of pure and unbridled joy every time you get behind the wheel.


The transmission shifts smoother than a fresh jar o’ Skippy, the turbo spools up like a jet turbine, and the suspension will keep you firmly planted as whip through corners like the unholy love-child of Chuck Yeager and Ayrton Senna.


Aero wheels and hatchback louvers give a nod to this machine’s rally heritage, and the raspy jungle-cat roar of the exhaust serves as a reminder that you are indeed piloting a sports car. Now, on the rare occasion that you find yourself tired of the glorious purr of the exhaust, you can drown it out with a stereo that bumps hard enough to fry your grand-pappy’s hearing aids.


This vehicle is also a fantastic means of transportation for the Pacific Northwest. It plows through ice and snow like a sherpa on cocaine, and the heater will roast you medium rare if you get too close. The rear seats fold down, providing enough room to haul a tricycle, a family of badgers, an MG-42 machine gun with 5,000 rounds, and three boxes of General Tso’s chicken takeout.


I will also include a pint of fresh badger’s milk with the sale. Obviously, this car is damn near 30 years old, and it is far from perfect, but it’s reliable and it’s not the least bit boring. You could certainly take 3,000 of your hardest-earned dollars and buy a Toyota Camry or a Honda Civic…


But then you’d be a simpleton and a fool. Do yourself a favor and purchase this bold badger of a machine, your future self will thank you.

This ad for a car may not be the best car ad you’ve ever seen on Craigslist, but the advertisement is really unusual and well-designed.

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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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