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Old 07-26-2009, 10:44 AM   #1
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Should I restore my '95 900SE Convertible?

I am the original owner and I have done routine maintenance every 3000 miles. While the engine is still in great shape, there is a lot of work that needs to be done: new top & top motor, clutch job, paint job, new rubber around the windows, new upholstery. It has 110,000 miles.

In its current condition, I estimate the retail value to be around $1200. I would like to keep the car but I am not sure it is a reasonable thing to do. Does anyone know approximately it would cost to restore it? Does anyone know of a good SAAB restoration shop near Dulles Airport in VA?

Thank you--George.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:54 AM   #2
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Will it be worth it financially, no. I would use the money and buy a Viggen convert. That will be a car to hang on to if you buy the right color.

Since you are the original owner it might have some sentimental value, but again you only have 110k miles on it. So you must walk to work or never drive it.

I live out in Falls Church, have the same year car (non vert) and have owned it 10 years, and have 215k miles on it. I love it to death, have sunk oodles of money in it, but realize it should be replaced fairly soon. (rust)

The plus side is, there are plenty of cheap saab parts available at the u-pull it yards in MD. The cost of labor is a little high around here, but S&S auto in Warrenton is a great bunch of guys.

Lastly, if it is an SE V6 and not an SE turbo, you should have thrown it away years ago.
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