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Well, this is a good story I must say. Ever since I was a kid I was into Saab’s. Always thought they were cool but never really thought a lot into them until a little while back, I’m talking 3 years back. I stumbled across an old Saab 900 in a parking lot. Beautiful red crisp interior, old school threespoke wheel and I adored it. So it got me wanting one. But unfortunately for me my parents didn’t like the idea of a 15 year old buying a old Swedish piece of expired engineering for some reason... dunno why. Anywho, I then started looking harder and stumbled across the notoriously named, Saab Viggen. Now this for me was like finding candy in your pocket as a kid. I started diving into the Viggen hoping I could own one. But they were so rare, not to sound like every typical Saab owner but come on there were like 4000 made smd. So I got demotivated to look for one. So I’m still going off about Saab and one day, for no reason at all. I search up Saab Viggen in Calgary. No way anything would show up. Low and behold, northeast Calgary, 25 mins away, 2000 Saab Viggen, low kms. My mind exploded. I sold my current car at the time (gutlass) and the day after I went to go buy this car. We got to his house and then the climax... he flakes. We waited for about an hour and nothing so we left. The guy texts me saying he was sorry and to come back. So the day after, I get the day off work and we go back. He flakes, or so we thought. We waited outside his house for hours and I mean hours. Now keep in mind I saw this car previously with my buddy but only quickly to take a look at it. Now I’m trying to buy her and he’s flaking. But he shows up, I’m sitting there cash in hand more excited then a puppy I swear. I sign the bill of sale, it was mine. This car was mine. He said it needed a clutch so I had to leave it there grudgingly. My dad and I went back on the worst day possible, a good ol’ Alberta snow storm. We brought a trailer and were already there so we said fuck it. Loaded this thing up in -20 when it was on Cup Sports with a “blown clutch”. Meanwhile we’re blocking off an entire road doing this so people are getting mad. Finally, it’s on the trailer and we set sail. Now I swear to god the whole way back I was shitting my pants and how much this trailer was swaying being pulled by a dually. So we’re back, I pay a tow truck to get it to a shop and see what’s wrong. Nothing. Nothing. Was. Wrong. Clutch was fine. So what do I do? The same thing anybody would. Take it to Hugh river go 260kms and blow a coolant line.
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