Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 11:21:28 GMT From: Johannes <johsnospam-gets-lost-sizefitter.com> Subject: Re: [Saab_c9000] Saab C9000 SuperSwede's in Australia?
Craig's Saab C9000 Site wrote: > > Hi everyone, > > Following on from Clifford Bernard's SuperSwede being offered for sale via > Ebay recently, it has started me wondering just how many of these unique > Saab 9000's made it to Australia, and apart from Cliff's (which is a > beautiful car and I wish I had $10k to buy it!) what happened to the > others. > > So far nobody seems to know. Myself and a few other people have posed this > question in the Saab C9000 web-forums at: > > http://www.nospam.net/phpBB2/index.php?c=3 > > and hopefully we'll eventually track down one or more of the other > SuperSwede's in Australia and gather some info about their history. I've > set up a skeletal web page on the SuperSwede because it's such a unique > car (much like the Saab C900 Enduro was back in 1981) at: > > http://www.nospam.net/superswede.html > > which will be updated with more info and pictures in the next few days. > > In the meantime if you're interested in Cliff's SuperSwede, the Ebay > listing is at: > > http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7177636405&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT > > Regards, > > Craig. > > -- > Craig's Saab C9000 Page - http://nospam/~c9000 - Sydney Australia > Craig's Saab C900 Workshop -- For all Saab C900/C9000 Enthusiasts world-wide! > http://www.nospam.net http://www.nospam c9000nospam.apana.org.au > Come and explore our site, and check out our web-forums, mailing list, etc. Nice C9000 site, but please correct some inaccuracies. You write: "Saab's C9000 (ie. 'Classic' 9000) family of cars was produced between 1985 and 1992 as a joint-partnership between Saab and Fiat, Lancia, and Alfa-Romeo. In 1990 Saab became part of General Motors (everyone has a different view about why and how this occured!), and GM initiated a complete re-design of both the 900-series and the 9000-series. The 'next generation' 9000's were released in 1993, and the redesigned 900's were released a year later in 1994.(refer to the note below)" The 9000 wasn't re-designed in the same way as the 900. The 9000CS used the same basic design and platform, nothing to do with GM. The changes to the 9000 were mainly styling changes front and rear. Hence it's false to distinguish the C9000 as a Classic 9000 in the same way as the C900.