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Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 18:21:21 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Can anyone explain to a GIRL how to fix an elec prob in 89 900?


in article 2bAoh.19901$MO2.2144nospamnews.blueyonder.co.uk, Al at alistairdorenospamo.com wrote on 08/01/2007 23:09: > > "Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message > news:45A2751F.321DE974nospamail.com... >> >> >> gkam wrote: >> >>> My SAAB 900 Aero 98 >> >> 89 or 98 out curiosity. The title says 89 although I'm not aware of such a >> model >> in 89. >> >> Graham >> > Mine's an '87 Aero, ( or T16S) 20 yrs since original registration this month > actually! Aero's have been round longer than '89. Although the term is more readily applied to post-facelift cars (from 1987), Aero was designated to the C900 since 1985 around various parts of the world. Remember "Saab Turbo 16 Aero har landat"? <http://www.pjgh.yorkshirepages.com/promotional/SAAB%20900%20Aero%20(pre-198 7)%20Advertisement.jpg> <http://www.pjgh.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/saab/specials/pages/bodykit_aero_pre-1 987.html> Cars of the Aero specification (Aero bodykit/175 BHP) were generally called Aeros even if their market designated then another name, like T16S or SPG. There were even 8V Aeros! Remember the SPG did not achieve 175 BHP until 1990, so it wasn't technically an Aero (or "SPG", for that matter) :) IIRC, Opel (part of GM) owned the Aero trademark (or whatever) in certain parts of the world; the UK being one of them. In the UK, the term "Aero" was first applied to the owner documentation around 1990 (after GM took over the larger share of SAAB stock) and applied to all cars with Aero bodykits; light pressure turbo (145 BHP), catalysed full pressure turbo cars (160 BHP) or non-cat full pressure turbo (175 BHP). The 8V continued production for Europe and Scandinavia (and perhaps Aus/NZ) through to 1989 (having ceased around 1986 in the US/CA?); the later models having the Aero bodykit applied from the factory and manifesting themselves as certain "Special Editions" in the late stages of production: <http://www.pjgh.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/saab/specials/pages/1989_t8_aero.html> There were also normally aspirated "Aeros" in the UK and Aus :o <http://www.pjgh.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/saab/specials/pages/1992_900i_aero.htm l> <http://www.pjgh.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/saab/specials/pages/1993_900i_aero.htm l> ... and a "GT Aero" model in France: <http://www.pjgh.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/saab/specials/pages/1993_gt_aero.html> The UK's T16S (rated to 175 BHP) with Aero bodykit was certainly regarded as "the Aero" (and available from 1987 in the post-facelift model). This car was most akin to the Swedish "Aero" in style and performance. <http://www.pjgh.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/saab/specials/pages/bodykit_aero_post- 1987.html> Now that's a can of worms :) Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/

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