Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 11:58:53 GMT From: Saab Guy <nothingnospamo.com> Subject: Re: [Saab_c9000] Saab C9000 SuperSwede's in Australia?
Johannes, Regardless, it is terrific to finally have a C9000 page. It is long overdue SG > > > 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.