2Refinish Classic Cars is a Midlands based company passionate about keeping Classic Saab 99, 900 and 9000s on the road with restoration. I had my first experience of a Saab in July 1980, when I joined a Saab dealer. From that time onwards, no matter what other franchises I experienced, my heart was always with this somewhat unique brand. The first turbo charged car I drove was a 1980 registered Saab 99 2-door turbo; this one was red. From then on, I was hooked!
Since then, I moved on to selling used spares, then the cars themselves, of which I sold many hundreds over the years.
Restoring Classic Saab 900 SEi
I recently bought a couple of classic 900s firstly because I have gone a year without owning one and secondly because I wanted to see what I could do to restore them. One of them is a 1993 L registration, Saab 900 SEi 3-door with only 78K on the clock. I was thinking, what could go wrong? I immediately asked my welder/fabricator to put the car on the ramp and give it an inspection. We found a number of issues as regards rust on the underside of the car. These we spent time re-introducing metal; we went all through the underside of the car, recoating with HB Body U951 flexible underseal to maintain an authentic look. We then moved on to the next challenges common on a 30-year-old Saab – cracked dashboard and many other items to bring the car back to its former glory.
Saab 900 T16S Monte Carlo
Such was my enjoyment, I then purchased a 1992 Saab 900 T16S convertible in Monte Carlo yellow, with only 87K on the clock. This, of course, I thought I would be driving by the weekend! Unfortunately, having inspected the vehicle underneath, we found even more holes, in various places. This we have started to introduce metal and re-coat the bottom of the vehicle. Then we are going to move on to the rest of the problems a 30-year-old vehicle has.
After completing the fabrication and welding, I hope to have this vehicle ready for use as soon as possible.
Classic Saab Restoration Services
At 2Refinish Classic Cars we know there are many people out there that have a Classic Saab 99, 900 or 9000 who would like to return it to its former glory. 2Refinish can provide the support and expertise to make this happen.
We also are able to recondition Saab gearbox and engines etc., to the highest standard of reliability and performance in our Classic Car Workshop in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
If you would like to find out more about our services. Please do not hesitate to email or call – we would be more than happy to advise on the next step.