Monday, December 12, 2011

1972 Saab 96 Convertible

What have we got here? A cool car an abomination? You decide.

The seller, "Loose Nut Behind The Wheel" (Yep, that's the name of the shop), always has a bunch of interesting cars and seems to have a very good reputation. (Check out their website. They also have a 1965 Volvo pickup truck conversion, which just looks cool as hell.) They did this chop job and "extensively" reinforced the chassis before cutting off the roof.

OK, back to whether this is cool or an abomination. In my eyes, it's both. A cool abomination.

This is a cool car to look at. If the chop job was done as well as the seller say it was, it's probably a cool car to drive. Me, though? I'd pass on this car and spend half the asking price for both a 96 with a roof and a classic 900 'vert.

Located in Marietta, PA, click here to see the CarsForSale.com ad.

A big thanks to Jon for sending me the link to this car!

1 comment:

Jon said...

It looks somewhat like that Nissan Murano 4WD convertible. Since it's all "doom and gloom" at Saab these days, maybe they could throw together some sort of modernized version of the 96. At this point, they have nothing left to lose. They could cash in on the retro craze and show everyone that they are returning to their roots as a quirky car builder. I'll even bet they might even have a couple of those Subaru chassis platforms lying around.

This 1972 Saab costs $29,000 which means the investment in the Sawzall will be reimbursed rather quickly.