April 10, 2008

Retired Turbo

Excuse the taken-from-car picure... at least it was from one Saab and of another though...
Dying between State College and Bellefonte, PA in a very rural wooded area is this sorry old 900. This 4-door turbo would appear to be a circa 1985 model, having the flat-front and "turbine" wheels. The old style PA plate would indicate (along with the bird crap, tree sap, and overall condition of the car) that it hasn't been on the road in at least a decade. It would seem likely that this car was purchased used (from a Chevy dealer judging by the plate surround) and probably suffered some sort of debilitating internal failure which was either too expensive to fix or untraceable and not worth the time and effort. At this point it's probably just a good candidate for parting out.

3 comments:

Ronan said...

Kind of reminds me of the '84 I had.

I. R. Rothwell said...

Yeah, similar death sentence

Ronan said...

Ha, if you mean being towed away by the Salt Lake City Police Department then yes. I ought to find photos of that car and put it up on here.