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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:42 am 
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Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:18 pm
Posts: 19
Location: London
Car Models: 90, 1985
Reluctant sale of my mother's car. I would take it on myself but sadly I'm in London and two old Saabs in the ULEZ zone just doesn't make sense.

We've had it for about 16 years or so, bought from its native Lincolnshire.

MoT until the end of September 2021. Maintained by the local Saab guy - it's fair to say cost considerations didn't really come into it. Most recently it's had a set of four new tyres all round.

It's the rare four-door saloon version, presented in malachite green with grey velour interior. It was recently upgraded to a set of period-correct alloy wheels, otherwise it's all original, even down to the dealer plate on the back from 31 years ago.

The engine runs well - the car is totally reliable for long journeys and still packs a good turn of speed. At 142k, there's a lot of life left. The manual gearbox still feels tight, although there is a small leak which might need attention down the line.

The body is pretty straight, but there are a couple of rust spots, as shown in the photos - mainly in the typical 900 areas including wheelarches and door bottoms. Photos show the worst of it. Also an inch or so of missing chrome trim on the rear bumper. The interior is remarkably good - clean seats, no cracks in the dashboard, immaculate boot space, but it hasn't managed to avoid the usual droopy headlining, which has been pinned up so you get the impression of sitting in a tent.

There are a few electrical niggles - the central locking on the passenger door has given up the ghost, as has the heated seat and the headlamp wipers. The windows are keep-fit, so nothing to go wrong there. There is a mild blow to the exhaust caused by a crappy driveway that scrapes the bottom if you take it too quickly. All else works well. Music wise it comes with an aftermarket CD player.

It's a very straight and capable car - use as is, or invest a few weekends' work in it to make it really impressive.

Viewings most welcome.

Photographs at https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/21 ... oon-wirral

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