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1979 Saab 900 GLi

1979 Saab 900

Condition: Used
Make: Saab
Model: 900
SubModel: GLi
Type: Hatchback
Year: 1979
Mileage: 120,000
VIN: 90792003861
Color: Yellow
Engine: 4 cyl. 4 stroke
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Orange
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Boyce, Virginia, United States

Description for Saab 900 1979

This 1979 Saab 900 GLi 4 speed manual is an awesome car and I am really reluctant to let it go. These are so much fun to drive! But it needs to be owned by someone who will restore it and keep it garaged, whereas I need a daily driver. I bought it in 2009 and have driven it only a few thousand miles a year since then. The odometer stopped working 6 years ago, so I can't give you actual miles, but I estimate 120K. I have all of the service records. Mechanics tell me that the engine is in great shape for its age (even though you can see from the pictures that it's dirty - I made no effort to clean up the car for listing: what you see is what you get). It drives great, but you do have to jump start it because the battery stopped holding a charge several months ago.I leave that for the new owner to fix. I have been starting and running it weekly throughout the winter because I did't have the emotional readiness to sell it... but my registration is up for renewal so it's time to let go. As you can see from the pictures, the exterior needs to be painted, the decorative strips need updating / replacement, and some of the hub caps are missing a piece (they aren't original anyway, so I would replace them entirely). There are several areas on the body with rust, and the sealant on the hood is peeling. I've checked the car for structural rust and I've been told that it is fine. I replaced the entire exhaust system two years ago. According to my mechanic, the front right brake pad will need to be replaced in several thousand miles. As I mentioned, you need to buy a new battery for the car and check the electrical system to be sure that it's not draining it for some reason. The alternator seems to be working just fine (I put in a new one 3-4 years ago). The air conditioner (compressor) hasn't worked in about 5 years, but I never bothered to replace it. The radio is not original and needs to be replaced, anyway. That's everything off the top of my head -- but feel free to ask questions or I can give you my mechanics phone #. The simplicity and quality of these old Saabs is amazing - if you invest in this car, it will probably drive for another 40 years. Be forewarned that it does not have power windows, locks, or steering -- everything is manual.