A really sad side effect of Saab's probable demise? Life for ultra-dumb car thieves has just gotten a little easier.
Geo… Oldsmobile… Saturn… Pontiac… and now the Saab marque has landed on The General's Death Row. But don't worry- that won't stop the
scary-ass Saab zealots devoted Saab aficionados who race at the 24 Hours Of LeMons!
By all outward appearances, this Saab 99 is a nicely maintained Grandma car. Underneath, it's an all-wheel-drive, turbocharged, 700 HP terror machine capable of 9.8 second quarter miles. This Swede-built creation is likely the most ridiculous sleeper ever created.
This Swedish inline-four debuted in 1981, but it was essentially a redesign of the 1972 Saab-Scania B engine, which itself was based on the- wait, can this be right?- Triumph Slant Four engine.
We're sure that all you
really scary, foaming-at-mouth passionate Saab zealots aficionados are eager to see how the Adopted By Jets '71 Saab 99 is faring at LeMons New England!
Our last Junkyard Find was a classic Detroit machine, but California junkyards get plenty of decades-old imports as well. Today we'll be checking out an old Swedish car that's reached the end of the line.
When we showed you the 2008 Saab Turbo X the other day, we found out that more than a few of you are closet Saabophiles. And while we certainly respect the new Turbo X, there's just something about older Saabs that can't be replicated by a contemporary car. So for all you Swede fiends out there, here's a second look…
There was a time when we thought the Honda Element Camper was the ultimate post-Westfalia portable camper. Then we saw the appropriately named Toppola camper shell made for a number of Saab hatchbacks. Starting with the Saab 99 combi coupe, the conversion was quick and involved mostly removing the hatch and dropping…