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Judging from the original invoice, my '86 9000 turbo was equipped at the dealer at the time of purchase with a gold emblem package and gold Eneki three spoke 15" rims (over $800 for the set of 4 in 1986; holy smokes!). The car was originally imolia red, but had since been painted metalic white; including the bumpers, rear spoiler, and the rub strip which runs the girth of the car.
There are few Saabs in Nashville, TN; fewer still are 9000's. It's safe to say that mine is the only of it's kind in town.
However, to agree in part with other sentiments in this thread, since I took ownership, I have made no exterior modifications. I have replaced the stereo with one from a '91 900, and re-worked the air intake (need to get that K&N filter). All the other work I have done are repairs to return the car to stock condition. Once I get everything worked out though, I plan to act on some tips from Steve (of B.C., Canada) to run the HP of the car up to around 200. I guess like most Saabers, I prefer more go than show.
BTW - I would have gotten rid of the gold 3 spoke rims long ago, if my fiance had not liked them because she thought they were funny. I wanted to replace them with stock rims. Maybe the next time I have to buy a set of tires for it...
Posts in this Thread:
- All SAABs look the same on the road, Phil, Wed, 20 Sep 2000 11:08:53
- Re: All SAABs look the same on the road, Han, Thu, 21 Sep 2000 13:39:47
- How's about a flame-job..? n/m, TWD, Thu, 21 Sep 2000 08:18:43
- Not all..., Ben , Thu, 21 Sep 2000 00:44:10 <-- Viewing This Message
- a few thoughts, JasonS , Wed, 20 Sep 2000 21:12:37
- Stealth, my friend. I averaged 1 ticket/3 months in..., SPGeorge, Wed, 20 Sep 2000 21:04:27
- Got many tix in TalladegaRed; none in Platana Grey. n/m, Rafe , Thu, 21 Sep 2000 11:20:27
- I Hear You!!, Bill R, Thu, 21 Sep 2000 07:01:40
- Re: Stealth, my friend. I averaged 1 ticket/3 months in..., jp, Wed, 20 Sep 2000 22:28:09
- Re: All SAABs look the same on the road, Jake , Wed, 20 Sep 2000 20:49:36
- Re: All SAABs look the same on the road, GM, Wed, 20 Sep 2000 13:26:16
- if you ask my opinion, they look stupid with..., modest mouse, Wed, 20 Sep 2000 12:32:01
- So do all Hondas, guess that's why I'm glad..., Richard P., Wed, 20 Sep 2000 12:22:39
- Maybe on the surface..., REM in Seattle , Wed, 20 Sep 2000 12:00:06
- Re: All SAABs look the same on the road, Nathan Work, Wed, 20 Sep 2000 11:53:50
- Re: All SAABs look the same on the road, Scott Paterson , Wed, 20 Sep 2000 11:32:37
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