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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 7:27 pm 
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Location: Berks
Car Model: Not an 8v 900 Turbo
1984 900 Turbo, Reading, £2490 ono
Selling to help fund a post grad uni course
MOTed and used every day
Open to offers.
Originally supplied by Ace of Kensington in April 1984, still wearing the original rear number plate and with a plethora of paperwork.
Cherry red with a light tan interior and the all-important turbo gauge proudly in the dash.
1984 SAAB 900 TURBO APC 5 door
5 speed manual box
Continues mechanical direct fuel injection
Power assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Lateral wishbone front suspension with pivot mounted front springs
Eight valve H-series engine
Cherry Red with later lighter red bonnet in VGC.
I paid £300.00 for the bonnet last year.
Town lights (daytime running side lights only on the early cars)
Centre console introduced in the 1983 production year I think.
Complete original toolkit (inc. plastic bag for a flat tyre)
Headlamp wipers with genuine SAAB wipers new at Christmas
Original Radio: Sanyo FXR-203LB (only one speaker working, probably an easy fix!)
Early 1980’s SAAB Turbo Standard kit including...
Front turbo spoiler lip manufactured in impact resistant black ‘Vistaflex’
Electric front windows classically rusted solid although the motors still work, you can hear the click.
Turbo chrome interior trim
Mechanically electrically adjustable side mirrors which work
Heated drivers and passenger seats which don’t work
Central locking which does work
Electrically heated rear window works!
T.R.X Road Wheels (Turbines) only available on Turbo models
Specifically designed for use with the Michelin T.R.X tyre. Suitable for all 99 and 900 models with front calliper handbrake. (V. cool and discontinued shortly after the cars production)
Designed for 180/65HR 390 Michelin TRX tyres of which I have a full, although relatively old, set. (Very expensive thing).
Set of genuine moulded SAAB rubber mats (note: One has been replaced and is black, not beige)
G.L.E Design imperial Alloy Wheels (shown on the car in photographs) An alloy wheel made to the same design as the G.L.E wheeltrim, standard on the S.E. Suitable for all 99 and 900 models with front handbrake assembly. With 4no. Firestone TZ300 tyres
Basic rooftop system Paddy Hopkirk’s square roof rails with gutter fixing for SAAB’s. £60.00

Notable mechanical history before my ownership...
Removed and resealed master cylinder in the mid 1990’s
New Garrett turbo purchased in the mid 1990’s (not many miles ago)
HT leads a couple of years ago
CV boots a couple of years ago

Over the last 24,000 miles or so in my ownership the following has been done by SAAB independent specialists ...
New fuel pump fitted
Fuel tank cleaned
New rubber fuel boot in the tank
New manifold gasket
Two used nearly new rear callipers
Two used nearly new rear discs
New front shock
CV boots
Ball joint
Clutch master cylinder
Shock absorber bush
Drivers side wheel bearing
Clutch slave cylinder
Good used radiator
New water pump
New nr side calliper
New nr side brake hose
All the callipers have been rebuilt
All new brake pads
Brake Servo
Brake master cylinder
The tatty bits...
Rust blister on the rear nearside wheel arch approx. 50p sized
Small hole behind the rear mud guard, penny piece sized
A crack in the front nr side wing which suggests there is some filler, but no rust. See photograph on ebay.
Doors are in good condition but would benefit from some paint repairs to the lower leading edges.
The fuel relay has lost its earth. I therefore have plugged a wire loop into the relay board.
I think the wheels aren’t quite balanced which you can feel at about 67mph.
Small hole in the driver’s seat

The good bits...
Very solid
Overall good paint
Dashboard in perfect condition
Turbo in very good condition
Fastest car on the road (because everyone always lets you out at junctions, not because it actually is the fastest)
Oil service in my ownership every 4000 miles, and just done.
Sold as seen
Cash or bank transfer on collection only

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:43 am 
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