My friends dad has a near mint 900 that has been given a fair bit of sensible mods by Abbot Racing.
I’d love first refusal on it but the 3 sons are all ahead of me a (and probably a few more) in that queue
Been thinking on Abbot gear for some time but in reality the gearbox won't thank me for it. Plan is to go stock Carlsson spec (185bhp) using all genuine Saab. Mines solid as a rock but actually pretty beat up on the outside which is how i like it these days. It's the newest car i've owned in 22 years of driving and the boot is the best i've seen for a non estate.
I currently have first refusal on an 850R in similar condition but i'm not sure what it would give me over the Saab.
Two different worlds I think. Completely different approaches to cars. Both are great, but in different ways. If your heart says one or the other, go with that, you can't reason your way through these kinda decisions. Unless you need the boot space perhaps.
I have a fond memory of an 850R . I know Tim Harvey quite well ( ex BTCC champ and commentator) as he’s my bosses best mate and I remember being totally sideways in one coming off a roundabout off the A34 in Oxford in his yellow one prepped by TWR when he was racing one in British Touring car championship . Looked dreadful went like greased weasel shit.
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