Saab vs. Saab

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For those of you that follow the blog, you’ll know how much time, effort and money has gone in to my 9-3 HOT Aero convertible, but the time has come to pass it on to another Saab guardian and move on to another Saab project.

I’m still not entirely sure I’m being logical about this, but it feels right and there’s little more I can do on this one. It’s super fast and yet understated, it’s comfortable, reliable and puts a huge grin on my face every time I drive it, especially with the roof down, any season.

I’ve set an extremely sensible reserve sub £5k in the hope that another enthusiast will grab it and enjoy it as much as I have done, but without breaking the bank. I still ask myself, what other car could provide this much individuality for that price?

Although I’ve listed everything on eBay, here are the highlights :

Bilstein B8 shocks
MapTun springs
Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin tyres
9000 Aero 2.3 B234 bottom end
New Turbo
New clutch
New gaskets
Water pump
Chain set
Jetex stainless Steel exhaust
APH ‘Albert’ Performance stainless steel downpipe
DO88 intercooler / MapTun hoses
BSR Induction kit
Upgraded fuel pump
Bespoke Noob Tune 300hp (Stage 4+)
9-5 Aero 308mm upgraded discs and callipers
Steering rack clamp
Bulkhead brace
Saab Wind Deflector
Upper mesh grille
Upgraded headlight bulbs

Without putting it in for a Dyno test, the 300hp, Stage 4 is a conservative estimate by the lovely folks at Malcolm Miles who’ve worked on this since I bought it back in 2014.

You’ll find loads of posts on it’s progression within these pages, and I’ve very possibly missed out half the things I’ve done to it over the years. Feel free to ask questions. Please god let it go to someone who loves Saabs and will appreciate it.

Here’s the eBay listing

6 thoughts on “Saab vs. Saab

  1. It’s a beauty, not sure I would part with it since I have recently acquired a 2009 93 Aero Vert. I plan to pass it on to my grandson, if that day comes.

  2. Great car, it could only go to a fellow Saab enthusiast. Any ideas on the new Saab project? I myself bought a 9-3 Aero convertible from 2005, what a great car. Also a very timeless, elegant design. Would be lovely to see one featured here as well.

      • Hi, sounds good. Indeed, I saw the 900 classic on your Twitter profile. Great car as well. What are the alloys you’ve put under the 900? I must admit it needs some getting used to as opposed to the classic 900 alloys, funny how alloys can add to the whole character of a car.
        Have you ever owned a 2nd generation 9-3 convertible?

  3. beautiful all your projects btw… I wish you good look selling it and as you said I hope some enthusiast would get it hopefully. Unfortunately living in Italy I find it almost impossible driving a RHD car. Cheers

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