Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 08:58:07 -0600 From: Rodney Orr <rgorrmbanopsamoo.ca> Subject: Re: Opinions Please..
DExter, Someone in Conneticut has 3 '89 9000CD turbos for sale on Saabnet.com <http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/class/9000.html>. Would a donor car or 3 help to rebuild yours? Rod. On Fri, 12 Sep 2003 19:44:45 -0300, Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org> wrote: > Salutations: > > Grunff wrote: >> >> Dexter J wrote: >> >> > I always liked the delorian of course, but no rear seats and I would have >> > to drop that crummy V6 for a SAAB 225 Turbo engine if I ever did pick one >> > up.. In fact, I'm sure I saw a 9000 custom with gullwing doors somewhere >> > last night when I was surfing around.. Now that would be really neat I >> > think.. >> >> Before I say anything, let me say that the DeLorean is one of my >> dream cars - I've wanted one since I was 12, and would buy one >> in a heartbeat if I could afford it. >> >> *BUT* >> #They have crap engines. >> #The stainless panels are non-structural, over fiberglass mostly. >> #The chassis isn't stainless, and is very good at rusting. >> #They drive like crap >> >> PS - did you know that both the 9000 and the DeLorean were >> styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro? Of course you did. >> >> -- >> Grunff > > http://www.italdesign.it/ > > Actually I did - which is why I said 'of course'. > > I still feel The 9000 represents possibly the best interior design in terms > of ergonomics and operation of all time and I think the basic lines are > pretty much close to perfect for a utility classic. For a sedan of it's > size and capacity it really was inspired and I'm hoping mine can be made to > look as impressive today as when it was released with some minor updates > and paint.. > > I still dream that the GM folks will use Epsilon platform will revive the > 9000 body - only wider and even flatter as part of their 'platform' > concepts - a four door Delorean/SAAB sort of thing. I wonder if they accept > unsolicited concept drawings? A solid Canadian boy is running the ops over > there I think.. :) .. > > Anyway - Guigiaro did many of my favourite all time the super wedge dream > cars including Delorean, the Esprit and the BMW M1, as well as the Maserati > Merak and Quattroporte (sedan).. Very unfortunately, like his current > website where the navigation is a not well thought out, a lot of the > underlying engineering isn't usually as good as the design - except for the > SAAB and the Volks Golf where Guigiaro finally got lucky. > > If we do keep her - I still think this fellow has really gotten to the > heart of the look and except for possible suicide door conversion on the > rear - and the fact that I'm running a CD instead of a hatch - I would want > mine would look a lot like this at the end: > > http://home.nycap.rr.com/stephens9000/ > > In terms of 'the call' - we have released our dealer out for one last hunt > around to see what can be had in an early 90's SAAB 9000T for $6,000 (CND) > locally - I remain pessimistic that anything suitable will be found, but he > wants to try.. Mrs Dexter J are both sitting on the fence, however a quick > round of calls regarding work on Mercedes chassis and panels will give us a > better idea.. > > -- > > J Dexter - webmaster - http://www.dexterdyne.org/ > all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time > > Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day > Bluegrass Boys - Rolling My Sweet Baby's Arms > http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/157.RAM > -- Using M2, Opera's revolutionary e-mail client: http://www.opera.com/m2/