Saab 900i 1988 3D Combi Sedan

This is my “new” daily driver (bought January 2008). It’s a pretty common 1988 3D Combi, with just a few extras. It has tinted windows (“smoke”), wind deflectors on doors, opening rear windows, power steering and a rear spoiler. I don’t actually know which came standard with the injection model and which were selected as extras.

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Dad checking out something. The chrome wheel arch lists are after market as are the hideous little lights on the bumber extensions. Those will have to go later – when I find flawless extension pieces.

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The motor is a standard 8-valve with mechanical injection. One of the most reliable engine setups for a car that could be called reliability itself.

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Interior is also in excellent condition, but there are a few issues I will have to change. First is the wooden steering wheel, that will go if I find something better to replace it with (also the wood gear lever knob).

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The most hideous seat covers will have to go also. A “bit” too 80’s for me. I have no idea what the condition of the actual seats is, since there’s no easy way to check it – you can’t really say anything untill you have taken all the covers off.

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Isn’t that the cleanest boot. I have to say that for a model that is nothing special, just a basic transportation to get from A to B, this has been exceptionally well taken care of. The car has done over 350 000 kilometers – would you believe it?

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The 900i was stolen in August 2008 and was later found in pretty good condition except: broken steering wheel, some dents on the boot lid, radio stolen as well as some small items. No mechanical damage and I got a pretty good compensation from insurance.

But as the car was gone for several weeks I bought the T8 Special for a new driver.

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