Saab had already established a reputation being a little different – in a good way – when they introduced the 99. Developed from the 96 but using the all-new Triumph ohc engine in a back-to-front and tilted-over, front-wheel-drive layout that left many wondering if the designers had had a little too much Akvavit. Ten years later they hit the bottle again and out came the 99 Turbo. 145bhp, 0-60mph in 9 seconds and top speed of 120mph. Not bad in the day - not bad today for a proper four-seater, full size car. This is the rarest of the 99 Turbo cars, in that it is not only the Turbo S (water-injection for an added 20bhp) but also one of around 100 that were produced in an eye-popping Cardinal Red colour scheme. So much for Swedish subtlety! JVL 942N has had four owners and is in exemplary condition. The car has an MOT to May 2019 and has recently had the fuel injection system overhauled, including a reconditioned fuel metering unit, new fuel pump, new fuel filter, spark plugs and air filter. This 99S also retains a lot of the original factory features – Garrett turbo, wide-awake spotlights, chunky black bumpers and dinky rear spoiler. The finishing touch must be the contrasting red cloth interior. This is as fine an example of restrained Swedish hooliganism as you will find and a car that will make a Mark 1 Golf GTI look positively boring - we love it!
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Model||99 turbo s|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Classic Cars, Saab|
|LHD / RHD||LHD|
|Private / Trade||Private|
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|Advert placed on||August 24, 2018 3:01 pm|