UKSaabs

THE site for UK Saab people!
It is currently Mon May 20, 2019 7:15 pm

All times are UTC



Forum rules


The place for you to start a thread about and show us your car.

(Please stick to one thread, rather than starting several threads for the same vehicle).

Your Cars is the place for telling us about your new cars, minor upgrades and mini projects.
Full on restorations & major rebuilds should be posted in Restorations & Major Projects.



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:34 pm 
Offline
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:34 am
Posts: 1282
Location: London
Car Model: 900 T16S
Hello all

Back after many years and with a new set of wheels, picked this up today. You may have seen it on that auction site.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

1992 T16S (although I suspect it may have been an lpt that's been converted). Rear seats are cloth, has had 9K aero seats fitted at the front, with working tilt function. Red box APC. Has the turbo instrument display but not sitting straight so possibly changed? Drives very well, very rapid on the A1 home today. No turbo lag and pulls well. Not as quick as the 944 but that has way more turbo lag.

Bodywork in good condition for age. Bits of rust here and there but this one is a keeper for life. Planning on slowly restoring it with my lads, time permitting.

14 years since my last T16S so brought back some memories. Mainly that wind noise from the front!!

Hope everyone is well :)

Oh, any tips on how to determine if it was an lpt?

_________________
Saab 900 T16S
Lexus CT200h


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello again folks!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:46 pm 
Offline
Arkwright.
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:33 pm
Posts: 43567
Location: NETTLEHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE
Car Model: 99GL, Fiat 500 & Volvo V70
Welcome back, thread moved to Your Cars which is now the place to introduce your new cars.

That C900 has been at a few meets recently so I have seen it in the metal, its quite a nice example.

Turbo S badging and a boost gauge in the dash are usually pointers towards it being a Full Fat Turbo from new, but then again these can be added.

_________________
When you think you know it all, it's a sure sign you don't.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello again folks!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:22 am 
Offline
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:34 am
Posts: 1282
Location: London
Car Model: 900 T16S
Thanks matey. Yes the previous owner did say he attended a few meets. The aero seat fitment seemed popular. One of the items to source will be rear leather seats, standard 900 ones that is. I think the 9k aero rears are too wide?

Planning on the old volvo intercooler swap for a bit of added ooomph but not going crazy with this one like I did with my old 9k aero. I'd love to know what happened to it.....

_________________
Saab 900 T16S
Lexus CT200h


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello again folks!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:22 pm 
Offline
UKS Addict

Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:46 am
Posts: 4950
Location: suffolk
Car Model: 1993 9000 2.0 cse
now thats a nice looking motor you have there mate i like it alot
i really like dark green on a nice shaped car it really works well

first guy to drive my 9000 lpt with intercooler and a redbox ecu
he has a 944 turbo first thing he said was its not as laggy as his 944
i said swap ya he said no his 944 is pretty minty sparkle

_________________
never underestimate the predictability of stupidity


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello again folks!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:44 pm 
Offline
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:34 am
Posts: 1282
Location: London
Car Model: 900 T16S
Cheers mate, wasn't too sure about the colour on a C900 but it is growing on me. I had a 9000CDE in Scarab Green some years ago.

I was the losing bidder on the Cirrus White T16S with all the mods that was on sale recently. So glad I didn't win it in the end.

_________________
Saab 900 T16S
Lexus CT200h


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello again folks!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:44 am 
Offline
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:34 am
Posts: 1282
Location: London
Car Model: 900 T16S
Done some digging around and I think it's confirmed that this is a lpt car with the bits added on. InstantCarCheck lists the bhp as 129? Bit peeved as it has been advertised as a full T16S. Should have spotted the indicators, cloth rear seats, S badge not joined to the turbo badge (I think they're supposed to be). The dealer slip on the service book has it listed as a 900 T16 S M3, but have read somewhere dealers weren't that great on registering variants correctly.

So, not throwing the towel in already, but have to consider whether I want to continue with this one and restore it or pump the money into a factory T16S.

:(

_________________
Saab 900 T16S
Lexus CT200h


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello again folks!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:22 pm 
Offline
Put a SOC in it!
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 4:48 pm
Posts: 21872
Location: Fliptop Towers, North Yorks...the flat bit.
Car Model: One or two...
Welcome back, stranger!

Looks like a nice C900 you've landed with there - nice one :cool:

_________________
S6 Avant 4.0 V8T 450bhp/550Nm
9-5 Aero 600Nm FB3
900 T16S track hack
96V4s


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello again folks!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:15 pm 
Offline
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:34 am
Posts: 1282
Location: London
Car Model: 900 T16S
Thanks very much mate, it has been a long time! Yes back in a Saab, albeit not the car I thought it was. But plans are to further mod it beyond T16S levels so all good. Plus the colour has really grown on me.

Hope all is well with you 8)

_________________
Saab 900 T16S
Lexus CT200h


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello again folks!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:09 pm 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:45 pm
Posts: 4820
Car Model: 9³ Aero 250bhp Maptun, Eibach
looks to be in very good condition.

_________________
Trivago Girl is hot.
But looked better without the fringe.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello again folks!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:41 pm 
Offline
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:34 am
Posts: 1282
Location: London
Car Model: 900 T16S
Cheers Ian but car aside, the Trivago girl is indeed hot, not forgetting her knowledge of Hotels is incredible :wink:

_________________
Saab 900 T16S
Lexus CT200h


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello again folks!
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:27 pm 
Offline
Saab Nut
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:34 am
Posts: 1282
Location: London
Car Model: 900 T16S
Some more pics after a wash, very pleased with the colour.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

_________________
Saab 900 T16S
Lexus CT200h


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello again folks!
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:52 pm 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:45 pm
Posts: 4820
Car Model: 9³ Aero 250bhp Maptun, Eibach
Nice :cool:

_________________
Trivago Girl is hot.
But looked better without the fringe.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hello again folks!
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:39 am 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:23 pm
Posts: 2380
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Car Model: 900T16s, Daihatsu Charade GTti
That colour is great!!! Love dark green on any car :)

Don't discount the cloth seats as not a T16s, mine were until I was lucky enough to find a seller just selling the rear leather seats as a guy who live a mile from me was giving away 2 front leather seats out of a 9000...
I believe mine had a red box APC (due to it's late production with a cat so all T16's had a red box?) but was probably sold on and has the gauge and the rear badging which as you say is easy enough to fiddle as I took both the gauges out and rear badges off for repairing the cluster and cleaning up the rear end but what done it for sure with me is the springs, if I remember right they're meant to have silver/gold spots on them, that is if they are still original lol


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

follow UKSaabs on Twitter



UKSaabs silhouette logo images by Mark Green www.greenphotos.com
"subsilver2" slightly bodged by UKSaabs for our own use.

:: Disclaimer ::
Comments posted here are the views of their individual authors and are not necessarily shared by the owners of this Web site.
Authors assume all responsibility for comments posted here.

UKSaabs The biggest and best privately owned UK based independent Saab forum for all SAAB enthusiasts.
Whilst we encourage our users to support our advertisers the site wishes to remain independent and therefore does not endorse any particular advertiser(s)
UKSaabs is not affiliated with Saab Cars UK or Saab Automobile AB