Thursday, April 23, 2020

Ice Blue Survivor: 1979 Saab 900 Turbo

How hard can it be to import a vehicle from Latvia?  Ignoring the current Coronavirus induced global shipping issues, I have to think that getting a car from Latvia imported into the USA and legal to drive on the street might be difficult for even the most seasoned car importer. But this next Saab Turbo is sooooooooo much nicer than the average Saab story that you find driving around on the mean streets of anytown USA.  And this car reminds me so much of the Draken 99 EMS that I want to ignore all of the warning signs and buy it.  Find this 1979 Saab 900 Turbo here on eBay bidding for $8600 in Latvia with a few hours to go.

From the seller:

Item specifics
Condition: Used Year: 1979
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 90791012472 Mileage: 70881
For Sale By: Dealer Drive Side: Left-hand drive
Fuel Type: Gasoline Model:
Exterior Color: Blue Transmission: Manual
Body Type: Coupe Interior Color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clean Make: Saab
SAAB 900 Turbo in as new condition!! Show car!!!

Year of production: 1979
VIN: 90791012472
Condition: as New
Location: Riga, Latvia
Shipping: Worldwide, at buyers cost. We will provide assistance with shipping and paper works
Insurance: Any, at buyers cost
More pictures and video, car inspection: Possible
Payment: All standard payments forms

The car is in Super good condition, been kept for years in heated and ventilated car dealer saloon as a "show" model. Actually you are bidding on a almost as new car which is 40+ years old and which will increase in its value year on year, its a win win scenario!Have questions? Please ask before bidding. Good luck! 

 See a nicer looking blue?


  1. You could have a picnic on that bumper.

    1. Just be careful to not whack your shins on the exhaust pipes that extend another 6" past the rear picnic table.

  2. Man, they did a transmission conversion from the manual in the first interior shot to an auto in the second interior shot? "You're going the wrong way!"

    1. LOL I moved on to check out the QX4 and sunavagun, it appears that what they did was an entire modern Infiniti interior swap on this.

    2. DERP -- sorry about that -- I stuck the wrong pick into this feature.

    3. I was ready to purchase the Saab until I realized it didn't come with that cassette player. Deal breaker. I guess I'll go buy the Infiniti instead. I need somewhere to play my 80's mix tapes of songs from the radio.

    4. arggg..first I put the wrong image in the feature and then I spelled "pic" as "pick". I need more sleep.

    5. I had to junk a cassette player a while back due to structural corrosion. Sadly it was wrapped in a very cool Citroen Xantia. At least I got to listen to my old tapes for a couple of years. Baby’s on fiiiire, better throw her in the water

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    7. Here come the warm jets, taking tiger mountain by strategy and another green world were on two sides of a cassette that was permanently stuck in that many color dasher that I posted a photo of a while back.

      Eno is perfect for all occasions.

    8. Flip side of that one was Adventures in Modern Recording. Memories, how they fade so fast.


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