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Jonathan Dennis (USA) 1970 I bought this car in November '04. From what I understand it's a hodge-podge two cars, a shell from a green '70 and 1.7 liter engine and interior from a blue '71, hence the unusual green on blue color combination. The previous owner had it repainted in '01 and had the seats were reupholstered right before I bought it. It just went back on the road in Sept. '05 after six months of being parked in my garage for repairs and modifications. The engine is stock save for a Weber 34ICH carburetor, K&N filter, Petronix ignition, and MSS exhaust system with a single glasspack muffler. The exhaust is loud but nice sounding! It also has Chip Lamb's cooling system modification which includes a Saab 900 electric cooling fan activated via 82 degree thermoswitch, Volvo 240 expansion tank, and inline heater valve. There is also higher amperage alternator from a Saab 900 with an internal voltage regulator. Future plans for the engine include a pair of big-valve unleaded cylinder heads and a two-barrel Weber DGAV carburetor. I recently rebuilt the front suspension with new bushings, ball joints/tie rod ends, CV joint and steering rack boots, and KYB Gas-A-Just shocks all around. My only modifications to the exterior are the Euro spec headlights and grille and addition of a single Hella 500 reverse light. For the interior I modified the dashboard to accept a set of Sonett III gauges so that I now have an integrated tachometer. I also added a refinished Nardi wood steering wheel. I will soon mount a set of Soccerball wheels to complete the package. I hope my description is not too long! I've found the site to be very inspirational for my own Saab 96 restoration. It's great to know that there are people out there who love and appreciate these cars the world over. Thank you!

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