This was my first SAAB 900
I loved this car ... and I thin what I loved about it was how little I knew about them back then. The innocence was a lot of fun. The car had plainly been tinkered with because it went like stink - ultimately, something that killed it with a thump under the bonnet and a jingling on the road. Catastrophic engine failure
Here's she was when I'd just bought her:
The reason I'm posting ... a shot of me half my weight, polishing away. From memory, it would have been a VERY deep clean with some kind of degreaser, tar remover and strong shampoo solution since it was covered in green algae and ingrained dirt all over. I would have followed that with Autoglym Super Resin Polish, which is probably what I was doing there. It might have got some Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection in that detail, too.
... and so, after around a year and a superb introduction to owning a Classic 900, it was time to go:
The replacement can be seen a couple of cars in front ... just in front of that white MG Metro. Now that was a fun car - the 1300 engine and a little diddling with the carb and it went like a scalded cat.