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    Dave T.
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    Request for photos: 3 door 900, blue with 1982-1983 grill, silver 1989-90

    Just for the memories, I am looking for photos of cars that resemble some of my previous Saabs.

    In particular, I am looking for:

    1. Admiral Blue (navy blue) Saab 900 3 door. The best match would be:
    a. 1981-1983 grill with 3 vertical slots on each side
    b. metallic window trim, not blacked out
    c. silver steel wheels with small center hubcab with 4 holes for the lug nuts (wheel bolts came in the mid-1980's)
    d. European spec headlights but US style sealed beams also ok. (I originally had sealed beams but changed them)

    2. silver Saab 900 3 door. The best match would be
    a. 1987 and later grill
    b. metallic window trim, not blacked out
    c. plastic hubcaps (I know there were at least 2 designs, either one)

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    Dave T.
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    For car #1 above, this interior is very close to the one I have. Differences include that I didn't have power windows and the seats were slightly different. I also had optional dealer installed air conditioning, which had an AC button to the right. I believe in 1983, air conditioning became standard in US cars or, at least, factory installed. Pictured are the seats that came in turbos. Non-turbos in the US came with narrower horizontal rib stitching. My speedometer was in miles with only small numbers in km.
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    Dave T.
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    Oh, I found one that I took. This car is almost exactly like mine, including the wheels and color, except, Name:  7.jpg
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    1. the hood is from a 1984 and has an emblem while the 1982 did not.
    2. the headlights are different. this one has parking lights while the 1982 did not. I later replaced the headlights with European spec headlights.

    Jopper, a Saabworld.net user, posted his car. This looks exactly like mine, except I did not have headlight wipers

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    Note that the front grill resembles the horn button on the steering wheel!

    I ran a Carfax report many years ago. My first Saab was probably scrapped in Pennsylvania. My second Saab was probably scrapped in Indiana or that's when it was last registered. My third Saab was scrapped. My 4th Saab, a 2005 9-3SS, is probably still be driven in the Tacoma, WA area by it's second owner. My 5th Saab is probably still being driven in the Seattle area but it may be scrapped because it is a high mileage 5th owner car, a 1998 built 1999 9-3SE.

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    1988 Springtimein Sweden Saab convertible
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    I have a 1988 900 Spring in Sweden that I acquired in Kentucky (BAT), had it transported to Fresno, CA. It was special - about a 7 on a scale of 10, and after renewing all underneath i- suspension, gear axles, it's about an 8 1/2.. Everything is original or renewed. The clock still keeps excellent time, after suspension and steering renewal, it purrs at 8i0 plus. You can do that in CA. Everything works but the driver.

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