The DIY Saab Retrofit of a Mechanic’s Dreams

Posted 7/22/17

Our Saab mechanics love some good old fashioned DIY.

After development of the Saab 9000 convertible model turned out to be a pipe dream, Swedish car enthusiast Björn Frykholm custom rebuilt his Saab to roll with the top down. And the gold suede added seating is practically a cherry on top.

Back in the ‘80s, Frykholm built an award-winning Saab cabrio based on a Saab 900 and several other cheeky Saabs.

Want some more retrofitted eye candy? Check out the Saab Turbo Club of Sweden for more DIY Saabs. Sure, Saabs may no longer be rolling off assembly lines, but they’ll always be new and imaginative interpretations driving off into the sunsets of our dreams.

Fascinating Trivia to Impress Your Jaguar Technician

Here’s some interesting Jaguar trivia to impress your mechanic. The first Jaguar was actually a motorcycle sidecar, since the company first began as a motorcycle sidecar company in 1922. It launched as the Swallow Sidecar Company, which first sold SS Jaguar cars in 1935. The company dropped the SS in the 1940s when the letters SS became nefariously synonymous with the Nazis. Jaguar was actually owned by Ford from 1990 to 2008. Steve McQueen drove the Jaguar XKSS, one of only 16 built. His model is currently in the collection of Jay Leno. Jaguar released its first electric vehicle in 2016 with the I-PACE, at the Los Angeles motor Show.