Thursday, June 25, 2015

10k: Vadered Out: 1973 Saab Sonett Custom

If you've been following the news recently, you may have read that Jake Lloyd, the actor who played young Anakin Skywalker in that terrible Star Wars prequel, was involved in a high speed chase that ended in a car crash and incarceration.  The problem was that Lloyd was driving a Nissan Maxima, a great car for a family, but terrible for police chase, even if you are a budding young Sith Lord.  If Ani needs to evade the Jedi peacekeepers in the future, he should get this 1973 Saab Sonett Custom offered here on eBay for $10,000 buy-it-now, located in Woodinville, WA.  Tip from Robert.


Vader may have portrayed an all business, death-all-day-long persona, but on the inside, he was quite the fashion conscious socialite.  Why else would he deal with helmet hair, platform heels, fumes from codpiece polish, and getting his cape stuck in automatically closing blast doors?  'Cause it made him look like a boss and feel great about his mangled body.  This Sonett captures the Vader essence, mostly matte grey/black with just a hint of color up front.


Under the hood, you will find some serious cash from the builder; this thing has a ported and polished V4 engine with a high lift cam, and some serious billet bling. It might not be the most powerful thing in your local spaceport, but it looks like a million credits. 


The attention to fine detail and craftsmanship continues on the inside, were the pilot is treated to a custom dash, complete with big red airplane style covered switches and lots of other custom trinkets.


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19 comments:

  1. That's quite a Sonett, though I'm still firmly in the 'Flat Looks Like Ass' camp.

    Still just about my favorite intake of all time, a pair of 45DCOEs is almost as big as the engine and the long runners ought to make for magnificent midrange torque, but in a Sonett it'd be sticking through the hood like a 6-71.

    [img]http://www.akesson-motorsport.se/v4/engine.jpg[/img]

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  2. What is that in the passenger floor?

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    1. A foot brace or it's for this (go to 1:56 in the video);

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0-N4ZFI5as

      Another movie with cool cars in it that I didn't get a chance to mention in the related DT Twister. Phooey.

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    2. I was going to say it looks like a towel bar.

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    3. I was going to say it looks like a towel bar.

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  3. Do not stand at my grave and weep
    by Mary Elizabeth Frye (with alterations by yours truly)

    Do not stand at my grave and sob:
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circling flight.
    I am the soft starshine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and sob:
    I am not there; I did not die.

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    1. Mount Kill-a-Man, that's beautiful.

      However, what's the relation? Sob = SAAB?

      Which are your alterations? And why? Yes, I could look it up, but I'd prefer to hear it from the wordsmith's mouth/characters.

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    2. Bingo. I substituted that word, creating a Sob Sonnet. Good eye and an inquisitive mind - street cred for you!

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    3. I like your nickname for me but how do you know I wasn't inspired by this for my username?

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/mCqWXoh.jpg?1[/img]

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    4. Huh? I guess I don't know that you were inspired by that VAG amalgam.

      How would I know the inspiration wasn't this:

      [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DPrv4iMRvwY/VY9eidtXQTI/AAAAAAAAmpg/ZfbJGYV2qH8/s640/1.jpg[/img]

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    5. Sorry, but you lost me. The joke went over my head and below my knees.

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  4. But will it do the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs?

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    1. Whoa whoa whoa; don't get cocky, kid.

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  5. Thus, defining the phrase, "Lipstick on a pig"

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  6. A brother of mine may or may not have outrun the police in a Maxima at some point in history...Just sayin' it can be done.

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  7. Peel the wrap Luke.
    Do or do not. Do not try.

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FprQEGc3Za4

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  8. A mad max-ified Sonett. Someone spent a lot of time modifying the car and probably vastly improved performance from stock. Too bad this wasn't done to an earlier car, which are prettier. Didn't they all come with column shifters? Cool that it was upgraded to a floor shift.

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