The Turbo Godfather

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I felt that this Saab really deserved an entire post of its own, after all it can easily be described as the undisputed Godfather of Turbos. Launched in the hedonistic 70’s, the 99 Turbo was literally one of the first cars to combine safety and exhilarating turbo performance, it singlehandedly put Saab on a legendary pedestal, which still holds strong today.

This one, in the only acceptable Turbo colour – black, was quite rightly getting a lot of attention at SaabFestUK, a perfect example, unmolested and seemingly unchanged since the day it drove out of the Saab showroom, paintwork immaculate, all accessories intact including some super cool Bosch spotlights and an interior that screamed ‘jump in and drive me’.

I felt myself gravitating to this car over and over again, it’s owner should be hugely proud and also feel just a little bit privileged to be the guardian of such a legendary car.

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3 thoughts on “The Turbo Godfather

  1. Completely agree with everything you have said. I was there on the Sunday and it certainly was an impressive display. I felt proud just to be part of it. I went thinking that I could see myself buying an additional Saab (a classic), came away thinking I need at least three!

  2. Lovely photos of a wonderful car. (As I recall, even Clarkson liked the 99 Turbo!). Looks like it was a great event. Nice to see the SAAB spirit is still alive in the UK.

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