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The Resurrected Saab 99 Turbo has new owners

A new year has arrived, and with it a new age for our Saab cars – they are a year older. And right at the beginning of the year we have a nice Saab story that we heard from a TR Autos, a British auto trader specializing in Saab cars. They ended 2019 with a sad goodbye to their Saab 99 turbo project in December as it went off to its new owner.

new owner of Saab 99 Turbo

Most know the story of the 99 turbo they saved in September 2018 from its sorry state next to a Ryhne on the Somerset Levels, which was bought back to life over many months and then put on display by the Saab Owners Club GB at the NEC Restoration Show in March 2019, with its new paint job courtesy of Dan & Jake at Martock Panelcraft. TR Autos used the car over the summer for various events and shows where it attracted a lot of attention.

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99 turbo at Saab event in UK

In September 2019 they had a visit from a group of SAAB enthusiasts from Europe who came to buy some parts from them and they were very interested in the 99 turbo when they saw it. After several messages Zybnek and David returned to collect the car and drove it back 1200 miles to its new home in the Czech Republic!

new home for Saab 99 Turbo

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the whole team in the TR Autos will miss the 99T and they are really pleased it has gone to a good home with the other cars in Zybnek’s collection, hopefully we will see it again one day. They would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved in resurrecting the 99. On to the next TR Autos Saab project in 2020.

resurrection of Saab 99
Resurrection of Saab 99
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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