1988 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible APC Redbox Momo steering wheel NO RESERVE!!!!
Price: US $1,000.00 Item location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Saab
- Model: 900
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Turbo Convertible 2-Door
- Year: 1988
- Mileage: 140,000
- VIN: YS3AT76L2J7041785
- Color: Burgundy
- Engine size: 2.0L 1985CC l4 GAS DOHC Turbocharged
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: FWD
- Interior color: Gray
- Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1988 Saab 900What we have here is a SAAB c900 that needs someone to bring it back to its former glory. 1988 Turbo 900, automatic, with the factory-option Red Box to add 35 hp by juicing up the turbo.
Backstory on this car - I found it in a bad way, badly neglected, vines growing around it, and about to be sent off to the scrap heap. According to the PO, bought new and owned for a long time by the wife of the SAAB dealership owner in York or thereabouts. He purchased it from her, for his girlfriend, who drove it for a few years, and it eventually became their third car. He gave it to his daughter when she turned 16, who drove it for a year before deciding "she really needed a Mustang." It was then parked and rarely driven.I planned to make it my summer project, but a Viggen dropped into my lap so my time and money will be going to that.
Lots of awesome features on it that make me think the origin story is true. As you can see from the pics, it has special order SAAB floormats, Momo racing wheel designed for SAAB (first time I've seen one in person and I've been driving them for a long time), matching body kit (some call this the Carlsson kit, but I disagree with that description for this vehicle), SAAB foglights (these are pretty busted, unfortunately), the factory hitch which is pretty rare, APC Red Box, and a sweet factory cassette holder that includes a Motley Crue tape. Clarion EQ is present, but the tape deck is sadly gone. It COULD be parted out, but I don't have the heart or time to do so. There is no rust on the panels or undercarriage as far as I can tell.
It is yard-driveable at the moment, and I would put it on the road at speeds under 50 mph to drive it locally. A long distance haul would wisely require a tow. Brakes will need some work, but not a lost cause and I don't think they will need a complete replacement. I lubed the cylinders with MMO, added some 93 octane and Berryman B12, and it is running very well. Honestly, it idles better than my '92 900. Oil change got the top end clatter down to a minimum, injectors are a little noisy but seem fine. Convertible top is working, though it complains a bit. Typical dash cracks and peeling fascia trim that you'll find on the c900. Leather in surprisingly good shape. All lights and electrical components working, windows go up and down, and heat blows nice and hot. AC has had the belt removed, but who cares, it's a convertible. K & N air filter. Front two tires are Kumhos and have a lot of life in them, back two will need replaced to be road worthy (though again, I think it could be driven a short distance, 50 miles or so, at speeds under 45MPH).
If I were keeping it, I'd do the brake work, replace the top, and get it clear coated. Even with the automatic trans, it could be a very fast, fun daily driver. I've owned a ton of 900s, and this one was obviously someone's pride and joy at one point. Car is in York, and I live in Harrisburg. I will need at least a day's notice to show it.Battery not included. I love SAABs and am happy to answer any questions about this car to the best of my abilities. I want you to be satisfied with your purchase.
Thanks for looking.