The more Fabulous Flatnoses are joining to the register, the harder it gets to find new additions of yet unknown cars. Once in a while, someone applies for an insertion after having heard of the register, but most of the time it’s the register’s daily and deadly destiny to find ‘Fab Flats’ for sale on the net.
Today, the register was tipped off about a listing on ebay of a ‘rust free automatic’ 1986 convertible, that looked pretty fresh:
The car was described as follows:
The odometer shows 59k miles, but the odometer has stopped working. I am selling the vehicle as Miles Exempt and Unknown since I am not able to confirm the exact miles. The tachomter and speedometer do work and you are able to know what speed you are traveling at. The Turbo guage does not work.
The car is in very nice condition considering its age. The engine starts every time and it runs strong. The transmission shifts smooth. You can definitely hear and feel the Turbo engage. All the power windows go up and down smooth. The convertible top works great. The A/C blows warm air. It should be serviced. The exterior is in overall very good shape. It looks to be original paint and it has a good shine. There are a few smaller scratches and chips. the grille needs paint and there is a long ding/crease on the left quarter panel.
The interior is in good shape. The seats have less than normal wear and tear. It looks like the donor had the drivers seat reupholstered.
The convertible top is in nice shape. It works smoothly. The inside ceiling pad is in good shape. The covers that go on the convertible top are in good shape. The rear speaker covers are in the trunk. The material that covers them has deteriorated, they can be recovered and reinstalled.
The car appears to be rust free except for one area that I found. It looks like some battery acid caused some corrosion directly underneath the battery holder under the front bumper. There are signs of old oil leaks that have dried oil underneath.
This is a great Saab, soon to be a Classic. It runs and drives good and looks good. It is not new, and there are some issues to attend to, but overall you are looking at a clean rust Free Saab 900 Turbo convertible. New Jersey clean title.
The extensive photo series shows a clean Fabulous Flatnose automatic from June 1986, with some wear and tear and obviously some TLC needed:
It is with love that we adopt this Fabulous Flatnose in the register as #053. The PDF of the register can be found in the Register tab.