Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 20:22:07 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: 900i Jubilee

in article UKKqd.5389$6o5.2633nospamdc08, James Sweet at wrote on 29/11/2004 19:27: > > "Paul Halliday" <> wrote in message > >> in article, Doki at wrote > on >> 28/11/2004 21:16: >> >>> What's a 3 door worth, in metallic grey? I'm in the UK, so prices in > dollars >>> and euros are bit pointless ;). >> >> If you're talking about the Tjugofem, then less than they should, IMO. > When >> it all boils down, it's a normally aspirated eight valve and as such not >> worth much. What you are paying for with that kind of SAAB is the quality. > I >> saw a minter (and I mean a minter!!!) go recently for 750 quid. It was >> number 133 IIRC ... I also saw number 4 shift up my way for around 600 > quid. >> >> So, the Jubilee does get more than normally aspirated eight valves usually >> do ... It's one of those cars that needs the right buyer. It only holds >> value to the buyer. You'd be lucky to get 500 quid otherwise. >> >> At a recent SOC meeting, we discussed the Tjugofem and it would appear > that >> they are held with some esteem. The flat nose shape seems to be getting > more >> attention nowadays ... and perhaps the Tjugofem will be of value in the > near >> future. >> >> Nice car, all the same - enjoy it :) > Ah if only nice used cars could be had so cheaply over here, a truly mint > condition C900 would easily fetch over $2500, most of them are a bit beat by > now and still go for $1200-$1800 with a straight and rust-free body, average > interior and no major mechanical problems. The way I look at it, if it's in > great shape why shouldn't it be worth a fair amount? What sort of new car > could you get for even twice the cost of a nice used one that would be > anywhere close in quality, performance, comfort, you name it. The "minter" I referred to really was. It was awesome. Right down to the boot latch, door action, bonnet catch, everything ... It was quite something to feel what a classic 900 felt like straight off the factory line (almost!). Even the fabric seats, door cards and headliner felt fresh; unused. I've not felt anything like that even on newer SAABs. Paul 1989 900 Turbo S

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