MOOG: There is something so special about ’90s turbo cars that I just absolutely love. Whether it’s Silvia, RX-7, MR2, and the start of this: the cars that were coming out in the late ’80s started to kind of have this sense of futurism and these really cool lines, and very much inspired by planes and aircraft. But nothing exemplifies it more than the Saab 900 Turbo. I have always wanted to get one of these cars, but I never really had a reason or an excuse to buy one. And when we came up with this idea on MightyCarMods of doing a $3000 budget turbo challenge, there was only one thing that I wanted and that is a Saab 900 Turbo. Now, a lot of people say that you’ll never forget your first Saab. And it’s probably because you’ll never buy another one. Particularlly, if you did DIY, or working on your car yourself, because this is probably one of the most difficult cars to work on. It’s up there with the Mini. But, where the Mini is kind of cool and there is way more resources and lots of information about it, With the Saab, there’s only like 4 or 5 people in the world that actually LOVE them, So it’s very hard to get parts, and very hard to get informations. So, of course, I was inspired by the cars that we’ve made in Japan and the cars that we’ve made in Australia, in a kind of JDM style. And that is what informed me in the way that I would modify the Saab. So, of course, we did : Lowered springs, We did a huge front-mount intercooler, which was probably way bigger than it needed to be. And, of course, we couldn’t find an easy way to fit it there behind the bumper bar, so, we just cut the bumper bar a bits. Massive chunk out of it VL style and I used to have a VL Commodore so, you know, it kind of made sense to me. So, we did : The boost controller, the blow-off valve, And then got the car on the dyno, After we’ve done a straight pipe as well And some dodgy wheels that I bought off the Internet. When the car was finished, it turned out way better than I thought it would. And the sound that was coming out of those straight pipes was just incredible. Now, of course, the car did defeat 2SEXY in the final battle, as it rightfully should have. But there was one part of that battle series that didn’t actually make it into our finale episode. Now, when we first came up with the idea of doing this, the idea was that we would do the cars up, and then we would sell them and see who made more money. Which was a challenge that didn’t actually make it into the final video. MOOG : Marty, how many offers have you had of someone to buy your car? MARTY : I had 5 legitimate offers. One of which, was a young lady. – Really ?
– Yep, who wanted to buy my vehicle. – Uh, did they offer you any money, Martin ? An actual number ? – Well, that… Uh, now I can’t sell it, because it… the mechanic refused to register it. So now no one wants to buy it anymore.
– It’s unregistered ? – Yeah, it wouldn’t… couldn’t pass a pink slip. – Ok
– I had to get up early and tow it here, man ! – Alright. Uh… do you know how many offers I’ve had to buy the Saab ? – How many offers have you had ? – One. – Yeah ?
– And it’s sold. – What ?! – As soon as this challenge finishes, someone’s picking it up. And..! I made more money than what I bought it for.
-[laughs] That’s a load of bull***t! – It’s true ! It’s true.
– Really ? – So, I’m gonna say that, resale value, WaSAABi’s actually been sold. So, I don’t think you can argue with that. That makes WaSAABi the winner. And for the record, I’ve made $300, after spending a couple of thousand dollars on upgrading it. So, I’m still losing a lot ! Anyway, there it is. I think the car was $2700, it’s got a couple of grand worth of mods done to it. And I sold it for $3000. So, I’ve lost a couple of grand, but made $300 on my initial thing. -Well done. Well, that’s important. So, where has WaSAABi gone ? -Well, it has gone to a good home. It’s gone to a friend of mine, whose car actually caught on fire. And it was a car that we have used on the show, in the past. And…he loves Saab, was very into it, followed the series the whole way along. And when I found out that he needed a car, of course, that was the right place for it to go. So, WaSAABi lives on ! I am gonna miss WaSAABi, but I also really appreciate the experience that I got driving it. It’s really easy to lay a lot of crap on different cars and a lot of different brands, And I found the same thing when I owned a Honda as well. But, once you actually drive it, You start to understand why it is that people are so interested in those cars. So, Saab 900 Turbo, I loved it ! May you fly high… in the skies and highways. And, I hope you don’t fall apart too quickly. Considering you’ve done 400.000 km. I always wanted a turbo Saab and I’m so glad that I got to experience one. As hard as it is to say goodbye, it’s also the right time. Because I’ve actually already bought another car that’s taken its place in the MightyMods garage. So, thanks for the good times, and farewell, WaSAABi. Why are there is sidewalks beside most streets ? So Saab owners have a safe place to walk home. That’s actually pretty funny. Why do they fit ABS braking systems to Saabs ? So you can stop quicker to pick up all the pieces that fell off. That’s actually pretty funny.