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 Post subject: A scruffy 900 saved---
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:19 pm 
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Car Model: 1991 900i Auto/2004 9-5 Aero
My recently purchased 1991 900i 16V Automatic.

A two owner car but really a one owner car as it was saved by the second owner,a UKS member, who checked it over as it had stood untouched outside for the last three years,and an MOT put on it.
A mere 47000 miles with all the service invoices,a service book with 38 main dealer stamps,the original purchase invoice and other bits and bobs. I collected it last week and drove it home just over 100 miles via the M25/M20 and it drove fine. It's booked in for yet another service next week but after standing all that time it deserves it!

The paintwork is flat but who cares,it's another 900 saved.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:03 pm 
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Well done that man! The scruffy ones need saving as well as the shiny ones. In fact buying them scruffy cuts out the middle man. If the body is good should last for years.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:12 pm 
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Nice one, being from Ashford I'll keep my eye out.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:56 pm 
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wonky door wrote:
Well done that man! The scruffy ones need saving as well as the shiny ones. In fact buying them scruffy cuts out the middle man. If the body is good should last for years.

I shall keep the oily bits maintained and resist polishing it!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:58 pm 
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rob112 wrote:
Nice one, being from Ashford I'll keep my eye out.

Likewise. I live off Hythe Road near the Windmill pub.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:00 pm 
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Well done that man :D

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:03 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:19 pm 
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Good for you for saving it i'm just a wee bit :envy: :envy: enjoy.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:46 pm 
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Well done.

There is something rather endearing about a well used C900, especially if its adorned with faded red paintwork 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:15 am 
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Great save! I love how honest this car appears. Well done :)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:25 am 
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Brynel wrote:
rob112 wrote:
Nice one, being from Ashford I'll keep my eye out.

Likewise. I live off Hythe Road near the Windmill pub.


Yep know area, used to be part of my round ( milkman)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:35 am 
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Yep know area, used to be part of my round ( milkman)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:53 am 
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16v and auto are not the best combo but looks like a looooovely original car there. Look after her good!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:19 am 
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Zelandeth wrote:
16v and auto are not the best combo but looks like a looooovely original car there. Look after her good!

This is the third 16 valve auto I have had and they suit my requirements fine, although this is the first 900 I have had with aircon and heated screenwash!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:14 am 
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Agree with the plan - deal with any structural bodywork as and when it arises but keep that lovely faded red "patina" paintwork just as it is! I had a 2 door 8v very similar (colour & condition). It was a '90 but I did a flat front conversion (bumpers/lights). Sadly structural tinworm sent that one to Saab heaven, although I believe parts of it still live on in other cars.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:09 pm 
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I found the original purchase invoice today--


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:28 pm 
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I'm going to be contrary and say restore and repaint it, the low miles and 1 owner may make it worth some money.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:43 pm 
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I too would be tempted to restore it back to its former glory..........a nice car whatever you decide to do with it.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:02 pm 
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anjum wrote:
I'm going to be contrary and say restore and repaint it, the low miles and 1 owner may make it worth some money.


Not yet,it's staying as it is,there are plenty of shiny Saabs about plus I couldn't afford to restore it.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:30 am 
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Brynel wrote:
I found the original purchase invoice today--


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I worked for Viking Autos back around that time, I used to valet the cars after they'd been through the service centre. There's actually a reasonable chance I've valeted that car at least once! :) It was probably a little shinier back then though... :wink:

As for the patina, I'm with the 'keep it' crowd. It makes it look more... interesting. Like it's got some stories to tell.
That said, apart from the paintwork itself (and whatever's going on with the NSR wheelarch) it looks in fairly good condition, so would probably come up nice with 'just' a few hours of polishing. The problem is, being red it'll probably fade right back again in a matter of months unless you take really good care of it.

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