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1981 Saab 99 Turbo 2Dr Red SOLD

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  • £6,495 Or near offer
  • 1981
  • Stoke On Trent
Not for sale - it has been sold via a Car and Classic Free Ad
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Saab
Model 99
  99 TURBO
Year 1981
Mileage 160,000 miles
Country UK
Region Staffordshire
Town Stoke On Trent
Status Private
Ref C1205904
I have owned this car for over 15 years but have too many vehicles and not enough time or space for all of them!

I bought this car as a non-runner in 2004 as the 2 door 99T was my dream car. After lots of work, including a full engine rebuild and refurbished gearbox I got it on the road and drove it for 3 or 4 years.

Life then happened and it spent 10 years clogging up my garage and carport before I got back to it in 2017. After quite a lot of bodywork and welding and various other bits and pieces It has been back on the road since 2018 and passed its last MOT in September 2019 with no advisories.

It now runs well - though I have only managed to put around 1000 miles on it over the last 2 years.

However, it isn’t perfect and needs a new enthusiast who has the time to drive it and give it the love it deserves. I have too many other projects!

I have a large collection of receipts for lots of money that I have spent on parts for it since 2004!

This includes:
• Rebuilt Engine with new pistons & rings, bearings, water pump, timing gear, timing chain, tensioner, ported and polished cylinder head.
• Rebuilt Starter Motor and Alternator
• New -40mm springs
• Rebuilt Gearbox
• New Clutch & Master cylinder
• New Radiator
• Headliner replaced

Over the last 3 years it has had:
• New Brake Master cylinder
• New Clutch Slave cylinder
• New Front brake calipers
• New Front brake disks & pads
• Set of new Wheelarch trims
• New top door hinges
• New Battery
• Replacement front ball joints
• New tyres & wheel alignment
• Braided fuel hoses
• Speedo gear replaced
• Boot trim recovered with carpet
• Most of body resprayed and underside undersealed.

The car has an original Saab optional extra water injection kit which does actually work (though I have had to modify it slightly to work round NLA parts – It now uses a Saab APC valve to control the wastegate).

The original 99 turbo and diaphragm wastegate have been replaced with a later water cooled c900 turbo, which runs through a custom-made downpipe. (The original turbo and intake pipework will be included with the car if you want to rebuild it or just turn it into a one of a kind ornament!)

This car is not perfect:
• The turbo is a bit noisy and it would probably benefit from a rebuilt unit.
• The paint is not perfect.
• There are odd bits of broken/missing/worn trim (as expected from a 38 year old car)
• The seat heaters and headlamp wipers do not work and the heater fan motor sometimes makes weird noises.

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