Almost anyone who's followed and read this blog over the past 8 years will know I've had a fair few Saab projects. Some have required just regular care and maintenance, whilst others have required not only a leap of faith, but also implicit trust in someone who understands the beauty and complexity of Saabs, someone who's knowledge is second to none.
That someone is Jason Miles down at Malcolm Miles Saab in Leicester, he's been truly exceptional at understanding what I've wanted to achieve with each Saab, and has also never allowed anything to defeat us, it can always be fixed.
So, when Jason told me he was selling his 2009 Saab 9-5 Turbo Edition Sportwagon, Stage 5, I said I'd be more than happy to feature it on SvsS. Needless to say, if I hadn't already got 3 other cars including my current 9-5 Aero, I'd have been the proud owner of one of the most unique Saab Sportwagons I've ever seen or driven, it is truly stunning.
The ultimate sleeper, Jason's Carbon Grey 9-5 is subtle but menacing - the stance is perfect and rests on rare 18" Hirsch double 5 spoke alloys, the huge MapTun 4 pot front callipers and vented and grooved discs giving just a hint that this is no ordinary estate car, and as most people will always be behind this thing, the twin exhaust is another discreet touch that finishes the rear off to perfection.
Imagine searching for the perfect estate car, discreet but with a bit of attitude, supreme comfort for any journey no matter what distance, individuality and exclusivity but as reliable as a Saab (of course) and something that has enough power to embarrass pretty much any other car on the road, this is it, you've just found it.
Need to know:
Registered December 2009 / One previous owner / 2 keys
Carbon Grey / tinted windows / rear spoiler
Heated front and rear seats / electric front seats / drivers memory
Parking sensors / rain sensing wipers / xenon headlights / black perforated leather
HK music / DAB/CD/SAT NAV/ hone enabled / Pioneer head unit
102,000 miles / engine rebuilt at 70,000 miles including:
New big end bearings
New main bearings
New thrust washers
New timing/balance chain kit
All genuine Saab
Maptun TD04 19T Turbo with forge actuator
Alloy dump valve
Green giant injectors
Silicone water and boost hoses
ITG maxogen open air filter
Abbott Racing alloy flywheel
Apec 2 clutch and genuine slave cyl (both fitted Sept '17)
Bilstein B8 shocks with Eibach springs
SAS anti roll bars
Poly bushed front subframe / front wishbones / rear trailing arms
3" front pipe,
Jetex cat back twin exit exhaust
Maptun 4 pot front brakes (new pads July '18)
New rear discs and pads July '18,
Oil and filter changes every 3,000 miles (sometimes less)
Hirsch 18" wheels / Goodyear tyres
Car was dyno’d December 2017 340BHP / 515NM
As you can imagine, it's got an impeccable service history too, oil has been changed every 3,000 miles or less, and with the shear amount of Saab experience Jason and his team have, this has got to be one of the most desirable Saab Sportwagons available.
Anything so unique or exclusive, think Mercedes E43 AMG, Audi S6, Alpina B3 comes with a massive price tag, but Jason's 9-5 is for sale at £7,500.
I truly can't think of another car that could offer quite so much at this price. Someone's going to be massively privileged to own this Saab.
Anyone interested, call Jason on 0116 283 9044