My Saab Story

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If you have followed the site for very long, then you know I have a peculiar interest in old Saabs. It hasn’t always been that way though. Saabs and the people that drove them had never really appealed to me. The marketing campaigns about the car’s connection to jet technology never really convinced me either and the yuppie image was not something I desired to project. That all changed though one dark night many years ago… Read more »

Sugga Wagon: 1957 Volvo TP21

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When we think of vintage military vehicles, Volvo isn’t the first name that comes to mind, but after seeing this 1957 Volvo TP21 our entire perception of Volvo has changed. Volvo has always been known for building durable vehicles, but this machine is beyond their typical sedan. To say that this was built like a truck would be an understatement, perhaps built like a tank would be more fitting. Sure it is way out of our price range, but if we had the money, we would already be out spinning cookies in an icy parking lot somewhere! We aren’t the only ones who would love to have it, Robert J. would like to own it too, but he is in the same boat we are. Thankfully, he tipped us off to it, in hopes that someone here could save it. Have a look at this 4×4 Military Volvo here on eBay. Thanks Robert for the tip! Read more »

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Barn Bundle: Saab 95 Wagons

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What’s better than getting one barn find? How about getting three barn finds for one price? These Saab 95 Wagons might not be every barn finder’s cup of tea, but for any Saabophile or even just the collector that loves the unusual, this bundle deal could be a dream come true or their significant others’ worst nightmare. This bundle is being offered here on eBay with no reserve. Thanks go to Jim S. for this tip! Read more »

Mid-Engined Saab for $2,000

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Normally we try to stay away from modified cars, but this one is so absurd that it deserves a mention. You didn’t misread the title, the engine is mounted mid-ship in this Saab. The seller claims that it one of two known cars and that it was built by a mechanic in Denver for drag racing. It isn’t something we would aspire to, but it might be fun to take around the block. Take a look at the ad on craigslist in Colorado Springs. Thanks Robert for the tip! Read more »

Italian Swede: 1980 Volvo 262C Bertone Coupe

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The owner of this 1980 Volvo 262C Bertone Coupe has decided that it needs to go, so they have listed it here on craigslist in Phoenix, Arizona. It is going to need an interior and a motor, but this rare Swede is being offered for $600. At that price and with only 6k built, it might be worth buying even if it is just to part out so others can keep theirs on the road a little longer. Take a look at this article on Hemmings to learn what made these special. Special thanks go to Horse Radish for the tip!

Vintage Ice Racer: 1969 SAAB Sonett

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Tim W. had emailed us months ago about a former ice racer that he has had sitting in his barn for the past 15 years. We never got around to featuring it, so Tim pulled it out and cleaned it up a bit before listing here on eBay with no reserve. It gets really cold up in Duluth, so he hopes to get it sold before winter sets in. Read more »

Reader Find: 1970 Volvo P1800

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Here’s another discovery made by BF reader Doug M. which could be considered more of a forest find than a barn find.┬áThe heavy vegetation and moisture may not provide the best environment to store a car, but it makes for some interesting scenery. Anyone Saintly enough out there to save it? Read more »

Witch Hat Wagon: 1970 SAAB 95

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With all the praise we heaped upon SAAB the other day, we knew we had to feature this 95 that Mark O. sent in. We were tempted to drag it home ourselves, but we thought we had better give our readers a chance. The seller claims that it is “pretty original” and that it runs and shifts fine. It obviously needs cosmetic attention, but if the rust isn’t too bad, their $1,800 asking price here on craigslist seems fair. Thanks Mark for the tip! Read more »

Fiat X1/9 And Saab Collection For Sale

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Update 9/3/13 – This Saab/Fiat collection is still on the market and the seller has added more photos to their listing. Thanks goes to David for the tip.

From 7/6/13 – The Fiat X1/9 and the Saab Sonett have to be the most unlikely of stablemates. The X1/9 features a mid-mount rwd layout while the Sonett has its engine and drive wheels up front. The Fiat is Italian and prone to rust while the Saab is a swede with a fiberglass body. Yet, somehow someone appreciated both enough to stash a few away. There are 9 cars total and they supposed all came from the estate of a collector. They are located in Pomona, California and are to be sold as a package deal for $20k. The photos provided on craigslist are too small to really determine if this is a bargain or not, but it might be worth a look. Thanks goes to Brian O. for the submission. Read more »

Why Do People Love SAABs?

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I used to wonder why some people loved SAABs. Surely it couldn’t just be because the ignition was situated between the seats. Curiosity eventually got the best of me so I started reading all I could about the Swedish manufacturer. Well, it turns out that SAAB was an innovator who enjoyed a long and successful history in motorsport. There are very few books that document their racing pedigree, but I found a good one. Read more »