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1983 Saab 900 Turbo


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This is one quirky turbo four-seater coupe!

The disappearance of Saab as a volume car-making brand left a big hole in the automotive world. Nobody quite managed to pull off the combination of engineering pedigree, almost-premium branding and, well, sheer quirkiness.

Turbocharging was once the domain of the fast and exotic, till Saab got to work and offered the Saab 900.

ABOUT THIS CAR

  • One family Owned From New.
  • Car was sold new in the UK and was an Owner Import - First Registered in New Zealand in 1990
  • Car can best be described as a used, tidy example.
  • Its been well maintained and serviced and there is nothing wrong or sinister with it.
  • Comes with servicing records and various other documentation including Haynes Workshop manual
  • Some stone chips as expected for a car of its age.
  • Interior is in very good order. Cabin is nice and clean (Upholstery, Carpets, door cards and hood lining are all in excellent condition).
  • Boot tidy (some rips on carpet in boot and shelf in boot pretty worn but all there).
  • Comes with a set of well used Saab rubber mats.
  • As can be seen from photos, rubber bumpers have a few marks.
  • Mechanically sound...Car Drives very nice. Around town and at slow speeds, it feels very normal, almost mundane. It’s responsive enough and an easy car to drive, with very well-balanced power steering that’s suited to what feels like a large, heavy vehicle. But there’s nothing much special going on. Out in the open, however, the 900 becomes a different beast. Once the turbo cuts in, you’re pushed back in your seat by a surge of acceleration that takes the unwary by surprise. In fact, there’s no need to drop a gear to overtake...just floor the accelerator and the turbocharger does the rest.
  • Handling and safety are more than a match for the potential to get into trouble. The front-wheel drive is predictable and neutral, there’s little roll, the ride is smooth and well-damped, and the brakes are well up to the task.
  • Very durable car...incredibly durable actually. Some owners claim these cars can cover over 400,000 miles without a major overhaul.
  • Good tires. Good battery.
  • Comes with two sets of keys.

The 900 is quirky and distinctive compared with its contemporary rivals, and that makes it a very appealing proposition as a classic tinged with '80s nostalgia. Add the performance credentials of the Turbo, and it's a car that you really can use and enjoy daily.

It all adds up to a very practical and usable modern classic.

Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.

TRANSPORT / SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

Viewing is STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT only.

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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)

NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993

Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.