Last week, the 900 convertible was picked up by none other than Abbott Racing; the masters of Saab Tuning here in the UK, and taken away for what can only be described as a luxury spa break for a Saab.
However, the story really began a few years ago when I bought a 9-3 convertible from them. It had been given the Abbott treatment, including an ECU upgrade, full stainless steel exhaust, sports suspension, the lot, an amazing Saab, and one I regretted ever selling, I soon vowed, that one day, another of my Saabs would go back for a bit of Abbott loving, and what better car to go than the classic 900.
Unfortunately, it won’t get everything it needs this time, but it should be a great start. Over the past week, it’s had a new MOT (which it passed except for a spot of welding in the rear wheel arch), a brand new radiator, and today the guys have told me it’s been treated to Abbott Racing’s famous 900 ECU upgrade together with an upgraded fuel regulator to cope with the extra power, a billet aluminium dump valve and an ITG performance filter.
From my experience with the Abbott 9-3, the difference is seriously noticeable, and I can’t wait for them to deliver the classic 900 back next week so I can hop in and take it for a test run. The changes aren’t visual, but I’m sure I’ll grab a few snaps of the happy 900, even if it is just to show the discreet Abbott Racing badge on the back.
So for now, thanks to everyone at Abbott for pampering my Saab, and I look forward to writing about the difference you’ve made.