As many of you will know, my Saab Hirsch 9-3 was regrettably up for sale, and this weekend saw it set off on the next leg of its journey, to say it was heart wrenching would be an understatement.
The amount of interest the auction attracted was astounding, literally thousands of views and hundreds of emails; some genuine, others barely worth answering, but, I’m pleased to say, it’s gone to another Saab family with exemplary Saab pedigree.
They’ve owned Saabs for over 35 years including 900s, 9-3s, 9-5 Aeros and they’ve even raced a Saab 90 in rally cross. I’m genuinely happy it’s gone to such a great new home, it will surely be cherished and enjoyed for many more years to come.
I always knew it would be a difficult one to let go, it was essentially unique, Hirsch kit that just can’t be replaced and it fast became part of our family. We’re currently down to one Saab, and for any self respecting Saabists, this just doesn’t feel quite right, there always seems to be at least 2 on the drive at any given time.
The 9-3 will never be forgotten, it can never be replaced, but there are more Saabs out there to care for and enjoy, the search begins.