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V4 Mad

United Kingdom
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Posted - 29 Sep 2019 :  22:51:51 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
For Sale: SAAB 95 V4
Year 1975

I purchased this car 5 years ago as an unfinished project. Full details of all work carried out here:

I would describe my work as recommissioning not restoring.
I have put lots of work into making the underside very clean and tidy. The car is on its original sills and jacking points with most of the work I have put in focusing on the footwells and around the front and rear valances.

All suspension components cleaned and painted. Brakes refurbished using new pads/flexis/fitting kits/cylinders/piston and mc seals.
History of the car suggests an engine rebuild and respray prior to being laid up for several years. Clutch looks new.
Excellent gearbox.

In summary very good underneath and mechanically. Needs paint sorting or use as is.

Jobs still to do:
The paint needs attention. It is presentable as a daily driver but there are areas where the older respray is showing signs of (non structural) rust coming through. The OS door has a few bits that will need sorting. The rear of the roof the same. And also the bottom corners of the windscreen. I repaired the screen surround (pictures on thread) but rather than cutting out I treated a small area of surface rust with a converter product. Nothing major but this did bubble so have treated with rust remover this time. Hopefully this will do it but may need attention in the future.
The car could be made very, very good with a glass out respray. If you like doing paint (I dont!) then it would make a great project to take to show level.

Interior is good Ill take some better pics when I have given it a good clean.

Plenty of little jobs still to do (I will try and make a list as I think of them) Tailgate needs a better one or a proper repair.

One key opens both doors and fits the ignition which is good. Less good is that the tailgate doesn't lock.

When I got the car it was on plates that suggested 1972 (probably to achieve tax free status years ago) and the chassis no in the engine bay matched this. However the number stamped into the body behind the passenger seat made the car a 1974/5 model (which matches seats etc). I contacted the DVLA and it is now correctly registered on the original registration that it had from new. I havent got around to having the under bonnet chassis no made but the important stamped number is there.

MOT (02/05/2019) passed with no advisories. I wanted to get it checked over for peace of mind even though it is MOT exempt.

The car has two brand new 155R15 Toyos and two others that have done less than 1000 miles.

Im looking for 4000.

Im based in Plymouth.

Needs a better tailgate - I have just done a temporary repair and given a quick spray. Easiest option probably to buy a good one SH

A couple of underneath shots. Actual looks cleaner in real life - all four arches and complete floor look excellent.

The worst bits of paint

Edited by - Dirtbiker on 03 Oct 2019 21:03:41
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