Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 19:24:36 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: 900 Turbo 16S(?) 2 door convertible. What is the S?

in article XoNa9.243924$, Brett at wrote on 27/08/2002 17:03: > Hi > I am in the proces of trying to find a really nice example of the car in the > subject heading. The problem I am having is that some of the cars I have > seen have been advertised as 'S' when they do not have the side skirts or > 'aero' style wheels although they claim the car has a high pressure turbo. > Can this still be an 'S'? > Am I completely mistaken as to what 'S' means? > PLEASE could someone out there explain to me what the car should have (in > regards to body work and mechanicals and anything else) if the car is > advertised as 'S'. > Essentially what does S mean?? (I'm in the UK should the S mean different > things elsewhere). > Also some of the cars did not have S labelled on the boot lip. > Any help greatly received. > Cheers > Brett > PS Is there anything else I should be looking for when checking over the car > other than the normal 900 things? Brett, I have a 1989 Turbo S - mine has leather trim (seats, steering wheel and gear knob & gaiter), walnut dash, Aero body kit (wheels and side skirts), and roll kit, "sports" clutch, twin pipe exhaust and a whale-fin spoiler (longer than the simple rubber spoiler). Oddly enough, my Turbo S is an 8V B201 engine, so S cannot refer to the engine capacity ... I understand that "S" refers to "Sport", or "Special", rather than "SPG" which is definately a description of performance ... "SE" on the modern UK Saabs refers to the trim, not the performance or engine spec. I think the idea was that Saab's "S" models were kind of top of the range goodness an style, like the Audo Quattro Coupe S model? The convertable "S" had all the gubbins - leather, Aero kit, handling modifications, etc. I think "S" means you just get a stack of extra pleasantries with the car. I saw something on www.nospam in the history sections detailing what you should get with an "S" model, but can't find it now I'm looking ... (they've changed their site layout ... :P) A possible help, from a UK Saaber ... Paul 1985 900i 16V 1989 900 Turbo S :) Orca if the Turbo S

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