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I've been in the market for a pristine (almost show-car quality) C900 for quite awhile now. I've had a 1987 900S and a 1990 900 Turbo...and I absolutely LOVED both of them. I've recently come across a 1985 900 SPG in mint condition, no cracks in dash, with Carlsson bumpers. I am aware of the wiring harness issues with this particular year, but is there anything else I need to look for specifically? I did a lot of work to both my 1987 and 1990 C900, so I do know the usual items of concern, but there were a few changes from 1985 to 1987.
Also, what would be the value on a showroom-quality 1985 900 SPG? I have very few details about the car right now, but we'll assume it has about 150,000 miles on it. I just don't want to take the plunge and have something come up and surprise me just because the 1987+ 900 didn't have "that" problem.
How does a 1985 SPG compare to a 1990 Turbo in terms of performance, handling, etc. I've read about all of the changes (turbocharger make, supsension, etc.) between the years, but don't have any hands-on experience in comparing them. I also see that parts availability is a bit more limited for a pre-1987 900...has that been an issue with anybody on here?
Any additional feedback, comments, and/or concerns are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for the information. Drive safely and KEEP ON SAABING!!!
1974 Saab Sonett III - not yet named - 86,786 miles
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo - "Kathryn" - sold with 176,020 miles
1990 Saab 900 Turbo - "Katarina" - sold with 261,632 miles...and going strong!
1987 Saab 900S - "Katie" - RIP
Posts in this Thread:
- 1985 900 SPG...take the plunge?, Clay McNeely , Fri, 10 Jul 2009 08:29:31 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: 1985 900 SPG...take the plunge? YES!, Steinway, Fri, 10 Jul 2009 16:02:58
- Re: 1985 900 SPG...take the plunge?, Justin VanAbrahams , Fri, 10 Jul 2009 11:19:31
- Re: 1985 900 SPG...take the plunge?, Bri, Fri, 10 Jul 2009 11:42:06
- wiring, brownie, Fri, 10 Jul 2009 13:27:58
- Re: wiring, Bri, Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:14:29
- Re: wiring, Justin VanAbrahams , Fri, 10 Jul 2009 15:41:17
- niceties, brownie, Fri, 10 Jul 2009 11:41:35
- My experience with 1990 & up C900s (long), Saab Junkie, Fri, 10 Jul 2009 10:03:42
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