Color: Blue Trans: Manual Mileage: 62,500 Price: $1750
4 speed manual with AC. Owned since 1988, last drove Nov 2007, 600 miles from VA to KY. Engine has about 62,500 miles and transmission about 16,500 miles. Head replaced with rebuilt 76 in July 2006. Currently runs and drives, but brakes dragging. Spare fuel system parts go with it. Also available spare transmission case and 3 each 5 gallon buckets of parts. Spare bumpers, AC parts, radiator and fans.
Contact: Larry McIrvin, Taylorsville KY Email:Click Here Phone: 502-808-0058
Color: Black Trans: Manual Mileage: 129,500 Price: $28,000
After two and a half years of work to fully rebuild this legend, I am offering it for sale. Bought by the original owner in upstate New York, this Saab 99 Turbo spent its entire life with that faithful owner up until the fall of 2018. Driven 128k fully document miles, it was parked with a leaky valve in 1987 and left untouched. After sitting 30 years in storage (climate controlled) I purchased the car along with its entire life's documents including original sales agreement, all service records, a notebook documenting fuel stops, and even contemporary marketing literature. I even have the NY license plates for the car and the original NY title. Upon having it shipped to me in Wisconsin I entered a 2+ year restoration. The engine was rebuilt with a slight overbore and a full set of custom pistons and a fully fresh rebuilt turbo. All mechanicals were gone through from the ground up on this car - it basically has only a couple hundred miles. Next, to correct older bodywork and aged paint, the car was completely stripped and redone in two-stage black. The small spots of rust that had started were completely repaired with fresh metal, dings removed, etc. The jams were left untouched to preserve all factory tags and plates though. The interior was kept mostly as-is, but the headliner and rear deck were recovered in correct OEM fabric and the front seat cushion springs replaced. The odometer was still working with no missing teeth but the speedometer was sent for full refurbishment to fix a sticking dial. Electronics were gone through to confirm all wiring is solid and all lights and features work like it did when new. My goal was to learn all about these unique cars; and complete a full restoration of a car to the point it was almost perfect, but just close enough that one could still enjoy driving it without feeling as though they were ruining it. I wanted the best car on the road, not one that "needed" to stay in a museum or garage on display. I think I achieved that. There are a couple cosmetic issues such as the dash peeling up, front passenger seat fabric, and rear interior cards that still may need some love - but that is at the next owner's discretion. I have well over $30,000 invested in this car, at least $20,000 in receipts for work I had the shop help with alone. I know I will never get it all back, though that was never the point of the build. That said, I know that when you see the project versions of these sell for $10,000 as they seem to be doing, they will need $20,000+ to get to this level. There is one closing on Bring A Trailer later today that still needs at least $10k+ to get to where mine is at, with true miles unknown vs mine being actual miles and full documents back to day one. I'd encourage anyone with the means and desire to go the route of restoring your own if you can wait that long - it is so much fun. For everyone else though, here is the finished product, and at a nice discount. Plenty of pics in the gallery of the car going through the restoration process, as well as how it looks today, and the documentation I have for it. More photos and videos can be taken of anything you need upon request. It is winter here so the car won't be leaving my climate controlled shop unless it is being moved or for pics, etc - but please feel free to come inspect and drive in person if you are serious. I'd love to show you around my fleet and introduce you to my Saab mechanic - literally one of the best in the country - so you can see how well this car was built. Please reach out with questions or offers. Willing to assist in shipping however I reasonably can.
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