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Re: Chris Moberg?
Posted by serge [Email] (#1363) [Profile/Gallery] (more from serge) on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 13:55:47

In Reply to: Chris Moberg?, patquin [Profile/Gallery] , Thu, 4 Aug 2016 11:16:37
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I've been wondering if Chris was still active. Thirty-six years ago I traded him a dead tranny Sonett for a '73 96. Problem was...he had to drive the 96 and a spare gearbox to Louisville, Ky from Ithaca, put the tranny in the Sonett, drive the '73 96 to Charleston, SC where my wife had just started a medicine internship, fly back to Louisville, pick up the repaired Sonett, and finally drive it back to Ithaca, NY.

I found out years later that his trip back to Ithaca had been somewhat fraught. I felt bad for that, but my end of the deal was a little problematic too. The '73 96 had been a northern car for its short lifetime, and the floor had been made largely transparent. The powertrain was fantastic, though. Eventually I found a nice '70 95 with a blown engine that had never left the south, swapped the engine and gearbox, and never looked back.

_______________________________________ Cheers... _______________________ Current Saabs: 1971 96 2009 9-5 Aero sedan 2007 9-5 SportCombi Previous: 1969 96; 1973 Sonett; 1973 96; 1978 99L; 1986 900 8V; 1990 900 16V; 1998 900 SE; 2003 9-3 Aero; 2000 9-5(donated to needy friend, still going)

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