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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:52 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 99 2.0L
My current Project. A '73 99 LHD.


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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 1:26 pm 
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Car Model: Mini cooper s
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As you may be able to tell, keeping the car original wasn't top of my list of priority.

Wrongness. Earlier grille, earlier bumper over-riders, lowered front bumper, not very legal black/silver reg plates, earlier badges on wings, trims removed on doors and rear quarters, trims added to wings, earlier boot badge, Jetex exhaust, earlier chrome stone guards, earlier mudflaps, Mota Lita steering wheel, C900 interior, BOSE surround sound system, wrong badges on wrong colour 'elephant ears', black front scuttle cover, non standard issue wheels, wrong sized tyres, various engine modification....... I could probably go on.

Did I mention it should be Amber Gold and the colour code is still wrong under the bonnet?

I love this colour


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:52 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 900i T16 Convertible
My recent purchase.....146k 900i manual Conv, will be doing some bits of resto and driving it a lot....swapping the wheels for the standard 3 spoke alloys sourced here!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:47 am 
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Car Model: 1984 900T16S
My C900 T16S. I have owned and used the car for about 8 years. My 4th C900.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:43 pm 
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Location: NETTLEHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE
Car Model: 99GL, Fiat 500 & Volvo V70
Very Nice 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:21 pm 
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Location: East Yorkshire
Car Model: 96V4, C900 Turbo, Seat Leon
A pre strip-down pic of Greeny the Smordragon.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:09 am 
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Location: Katwijk, Holland
Car Model: Saab 9-5 2.3t
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Not mine...
My nephew was taking random pictures and caught this one somewhere in London Village last week.
Cheers
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:27 pm 
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Location: West Dorset
Car Model: A mix of this and that
That lives in Surbiton a few streets away from my GF's sister.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:29 pm 
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A pre strip-down pic of Greeny the Smordragon.

Great nicname. :mrgreen: My brother is still known as Greeny (Surname Green)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:59 pm 
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Location: North Essex
Car Model: 900Ruby,vert, 9000, 99, Sonett
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:03 pm 
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Location: nottingham
Car Model: 900 t16s hatch. 9-3 hot vert
The Rock , 1993 T16s t5ed ..
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:59 am 
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Location: Orpington, Kent
Car Model: 1987 Saab 900i
'The Beast', 'Yoda' , 'The Shed', 'Uncle Rob Car' (names given by my wife and kids). My 1987 Saab 900i. I've got a mountain to climb for a restoration and a lot of saving up to do for a respray, that's not shiny paint - that's rain!
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FYI the roof rack is because I just went shopping for timber, who said a classic car can't be practical?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:07 pm 
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Location: North West and North Wales
Car Model: '81 99turbo, '92 C900i
Took the new motor for a drive on Sunday


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:38 am 
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Location: The Netherlands
Car Model: 900 classic
The burble machine.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:35 pm 
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Location: Suffolk
Car Model: C900 Carlsson 2DR
Waiting to take better pictures and the weather to improve….


Enjoy…
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:16 pm 
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Car Model: 900
Recent pics of mine and my dads 900, hoping to start resto/mod work on the blue one soon

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:06 pm 
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Location: Spain
Sunny day in Santiago de Compostela (Spain)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:35 pm 
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Location: Blackpool
Car Model: C900i Convertible
A picture to celebrate finally getting it running:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:45 pm 
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At Silverstone earlier this year:

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I have owned this since July 2000. At one point it was my only car, used daily. At other times it has been one of 5 cars, most of which worked. It featured on the cover of the SOC's "Driver" magazine, Christmas 2000.

Recently I decided that it needed a bit more love, and indeed use, so asked a local guy who used to specialise in Saabs to have a look over it and give me a schedule of works to make it capable of sustained daily use, if required. He came back with:

    Rear offside caliper sticking, causing the disc to overheat and turn a pretty shade of blue (all now fixed)
    Slight power steering fluid leak to keep an eye on
    Slight weep from the rocker cover to keep an eye on
    "It's in really good condition underneath"
    Errr... not much else

So, not bad for 27 years old, eh?

There are other things I know I need to do, including:

    Replacement of all turbo and coolant hoses (quite fancy yellow silicone to match the paint - any recommendations?)
    Replacement of all vacuum lines (did half last weekend, awaiting delivery of some smaller diameter yellow ones for the rest)
    Glovebox lid lock needs replacing (have one coming, from eBay)
    Carpets need thoroughly cleaning / replacing
    Driver's seat backrest needs some tidying up
    One day I'll wire up the oil pressure gauge Tom Hagstrom fitted for me in about 2002...

Best things about it:

    It's yellow :lol:
    Dash is completely crack-free (because it lives in a garage)
    It has the original hard hood cover intact
    Hood was replaced in 2002 and raises / lowers electrically as it should
    Cruise control still works
    No significant rust to speak of (door bottoms aside, natch)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:23 pm 
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Car Model: 99GL, Fiat 500 & Volvo V70
Very nice.

I like yellow, especially MCY 8)

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