A blue-on-tan Saab 9-3 with a manual for $2000. It’s probably rusted to death underneath, but still... so pretty.
More specifically, they have awarded $9.2B (and probably a lot more to come) to the Boeing/Saab team to develop and build new trainers to replace the long-serving T-38. The main competitor was the Lockheed/KAI T-50, which was a more mature choice. The Boeing/Saab T-X was purpose-built for this competition.
Funny how mildly uncomfortable both guys are.
Informal Saab meet in Texas today. More cars than anticipated showed up.
Kicking off the top half of our list in action, more serious contenders emerge.
Mixing unlikely contenders with storied nameplates, the mission continues.
I’ve been tossing around the idea of selling my turbo beetle and buying something with the equity I have in it so that I don’t have a monthly payment. This would free up some much needed funds for my 996(assuming the replacement doesn’t need $200 per month in work). I’m not sure I’d do it, the beetle is pretty…
The front page article on the convertible ATS reminded me, I always thought a hardtop coupe version of the 9-3 convertible would have looked wicked sexy.
Here it is;
Dragging parts of the Saab home to play with. Had some cheapo Cibie-knock-off headlamps and some yellow bulb “balloons” to replace the broken sealed beams with.
Amazon delivery driver just stopped by with a very non-traditional delivery van:
Saab concept based on a Subaru tribeca
You don’t see these very often, and you won’t be seeing this one again. After just twelve years, it’s made its last journey and is awaiting its fate. No obvious damage so I guess a combination of low value and lack of parts saw it off.