1989 Saab 900 SPG

Price: US $600.00 Item location: Eastlake, Ohio, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Saab
  • Model: 900
  • Trim: SPG
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 132,000
  • VIN: YS3AL35L0K3001658
  • Color: Black
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
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1989 Saab 900

Here's your chance to own a rare and sought after 1989 SAAB 900 SPG.
I have owned the car for about three years. During that time it has been meticulously neglected. Outside of oil changes I've only fixed stuff that broke and there hasn't been much of that. My son used it to drive back and forth to college 250 miles away and it never gave him any problems. She's rusty, he's been wrecked and is on a salvage title. If you're looking for something to restore this car isn't for you. If you're looking for a reliable SAAB you can drive in the winter with a clear conscience, ead on.
132,xxx original miles as far as I can tell. I see no evidence of any aftermarket miles being put on this fine specimen.
Includes a total of 3 seats. Two in front of the bucket style and a bench in the rear. The seats are covered in grey "Bridge of Weir Fine Scottish Leather for SAAB" according to the tag on the seat. Bridge of Weir traces their roots back to 1758 so I'm sure they knew how to sew together dead cows pretty well by 1989. Both of the fronts seats move back and forth. The drivers seat also goes up and down. Fancy, h? The seams have pulled apart on the drivers seat. The rear seat holds three and folds flat with the floor of the cargo area. Always remove people from the rear seat when folding it flat.
Yes, he glorious cargo area! With the seat folded flat there is almost six-frickin-feet of floor length. It's 40" wide (That's .0001828654 nautical leagues for you boat types.) providing almost 20 square feet of floor space. This comes in handy for people who have stuff and move it sometimes. This also comes in handy for people that don't have any stuff and need to go get some. If you don't even have a place for the stuff you don't have you can sleep back there as long as you're not wider than 40". Under the cargo area is the storage for the spare tire and the jack. There is also a tool kit that includes a lug wrench for hitting things, pair of channel-locks for rounding off bolts and a flat blade screwdriver. I don't know what that last item is for. This area features a rust hole so you can put things back there that you don't really want but also don't want to throw away. They'll take care of themselves.
The engine is a 2-litre turbo 4 cylinder. A long, ong time ago it was rated at 175HP. Hasn't made full boost the entire time I've owned it. Always starts right up even in the super cold winters that global warming is causing. Leaks oil like all old SAAB's.
The transmission has 5 forward gears and a reverse gear. The syncro for second gear is shot. It works OK on the 1-2 shift after the car is warm but the 3-2 shift grinds unless you double clutch. Going down the road there is no whine. If you're seriously considering buying a 26 year old SAAB you probably know somebody that has a trans sitting in their garage. This same person would probably feel honored to help you install it. Probably.
The brakes are going to need attention immediately. The left front caliper is dragging. It's good enough to get you to the beer store around the corner. It might even get you to the beer store around the corner and down the street a ways. I wouldn't try the fancy beer store on the other side of town. The brakes will be smoking by the time you get back. Also, he fancy beer store is going to charge you twelve bucks for a six-pack. Screw that.
The SPG came loaded from the factory with A/C, eated seats, ruise control, og lights and wipers for the headlights. None of that works. The A/C compressor, og lights and headlight wipers are gone. The reverse lights, ash lights and clock are also dead.
The power mirrors still work. The power antenna works. The power windows go up and down very slowly. The power sunroof works perfectly although the headliner material on the inside is gone. This isn't to hard to fix once you have the headliner out. Which if you care about things like the headliner you'll be replacing it. The existing one is stained, orn and held up with push pins.
This unique, lassic SAAB is fitted with incorrect factory alloy wheels with matching 195/55/15 Bridgestone Blizzak snow tires. Tires are in excellent condition.
Most of the paint is shiny. The paint on the top of the passenger door is ruined. The bottoms of the doors are very rusted. There is rust on the fender lips and on the hood. And the hatch. And the fuel door. Despite all that, his is still a very good looking car from 20 feet away. The under side of the car is rusted heavily in the driver side rocker area. Like jack-point fell off rusted. What isn't rusted is the front control arm mounting points. Those are somehow in decent shape.
The exhaust leaks in the middle. There is a band clamp connecting the downpipe to the cat.
Comes with 2 keys. One which unlocks (but won't lock) the passenger door and hatch. The other works in the ignition. Drivers door key-lock doesn't work. Power door locks work if you go in thru the passenger door to push the button on the drivers door.
Update: The brakes have been repaired. I removed the sticking caliper, pent a considerable amount of time cleaning up the rust and lubricating everything. Then I broke the bleeder screw. So, here's a new caliper and pads on the drivers side front. I also installed new pads on the passenger side
Buyer will be responsible for pick up. $200 PayPal deposit required within 24 hours. Balance paid in cash at time of pick up.