Regular followers and friends will know all about the tale of my disappearing Saab 9000 Aero. It’s a story that’s almost too heartbreaking to recount – so I won’t – but, in a nutshell, I’ve learned not to trust anyone off the Internet and to stop being such a generous soul.
Anyway, after fitting a new windscreen last week, I gave the old girl a once over, rectified an ABS issue and slung it in for an MoT Test, fearing and expecting the worst. The news that came back was overwhelmingly positive – the car had passed its test, without a single advisory. Yayy!
With that off my mind, I now have one less issue to lose sleep over at night. It’s going to become my daily runner – and, from what I have already seen when pressing the loud pedal, a rather quick one. I’d actually forgotten just how ballistic the thing is. Should be fun.
Shame it returns to the fold just as the price of fuel is predicted to become prohibitively expensive.
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.