Since there weren’t any new stories on here I searched the internet for other Saab news and found this story and thought I’d share it with everyone.
Car Camping in a Saab
I had a 85 900 with the same wheels. They are still in my ex-wife’s garage I think. I don’t think they would look all that good on my 2003 9-3 Aero however, and they are too small. I’m also a skier, and I plan to drive my Saab to the slopes this winter and ski at age 66. I will post some photos from the hospital! And the Saab in some Arizona snow.
In the article the owner states ”three people can sleep comfortably in the back”! Having owned several OG 900s I found them to be deceivingly roomy but not that spacious. so it is probably just as well that he didn’t provide more details.
3 x 8hr shifts? 😉
Fun fact: for Saab 96, there was actually a bed kit as an original Saab accessory. This was used to set up a comfortable bed for two adults in this small car. Saabklubben has a guide (though in Swedish) on how to build this kit yourself here: https://saabklubben.se/saabfakta/saab-9596-tt-v4/baddsats-saab-96/
Looking back at the year for the concept of the i8, it would appear that Jason got some design cues from BMW rather than the other way around. Thinking about this kinda makes me glad that it didn’t become some production car if he was just trying to copy BMW. I mean, I know they were going to be using engines from BMW but don’t want their design too.
I don’t know where you get your information, but first i8 concept was presented at the IAA in Frankfurt in September 11, the PhoeniX was presented in March 11 in Geneva.
It’s correct that BMW I8 was presented in 2011 but the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics was presented in 2009. Look at the position of the mirrors. It’s the same for Phoenix and the Eff.Dynamics but not for the i8.