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Doug Dunn

  • City: South Riding
  • State: VA
  • Model Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 73,000 miles (117,482 kilometers)
  • Color: Silver
  • Original Owner: No
  • Owner Since: 2007
  • Running: Yes
  • Current Use: Driven Weekly

Car has just come back to me after having engine put back in (out since 1995 with cracked head) by Tired Iron Saab in Sauquoit, NY. Engine is great! I am doing some repair to the interior, did new headliner, painted mirrors, trunk handle and vents, re-installed original 3-color Turbo gauge, adding a radio and rear window louvers and having the hood painted. After the hood is ready I have a whole new set of original Saab and "TURBO" badges to go on. Then off to Carlisle for the show!


Car was originally bought by Saab/BMW tech in Redding, CT (he has a listing for this car when it was his). The head cracked and it had been stored since 1995 until I bought it with the engine out in about 2007. That makes me only the second owner. The seller also threw in 12 crates of new parts that he bought before the dealership lost its Saab franchise. Anyway, I hauled it back to my retirement house in upstate NY and planned on rebuilding it myself. Then lost the garage space due to divorce and found Tired Iron. They did a great job for reasonable price. Future plans other than major jobs above are to do minor rust touch-ups, paint the front spoiler and keep it as clean, pristine and original as I can.

Personal Notes

I am the proud owner (and maintainer) of 5 Saabs of different vintages (like fine wine).
1972 Saab Sonett III (Baja Red)
1978 Saab 99 Turbo (Sterling Silver)
1986 Saab 900 SPG (Monte Carlo Yellow)
2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible (Lightning Blue)
2005 Saab 9-5 Wagon (Silver)
You can see all my Saabs at, or seach "Doug's Saabs" on Google.