1991 Saab 900 Turbo
This car was originally purchased to be reliable, affordable, basic, transportation. But being a car guy…. nothing stays stock.
The Saab has since moved on to new ownership, but when I purchased it there was 284,000 miles on the clock. It ran like a top, and drove well too. Sure, it was rusty and crusty around the edges, and it leaked, but it was a reliable machine.
First thing that was addressed was the stance. I was on a budget and there were no lowering springs that dropped the car as low as I wanted to go. I did the next best thing and cut the springs.
Then to complete the Hoodride look I grabbed some doors and a hood from a donor 900 Turbo. The replacement panels were way less rusty, and they were a different color. A friend gave me an official set of Sabb rear window louvers, and then I made a roof rack out of Thule load bars and an old pallet.
Inside I recovered the sagging fabric on the headliner and door cards with some patterend material I stole from my parents craft closet.
It was a fun ride while it lasted.