Nice shadow! Looks like someone may be taking a picture…
I am guessing this pic was taken post big snow fall. As that dirt coating/film is a familiar sight in snow country. But is more white, with salt. Here in Canada, Petro-Canada offers an automatic car wash ‘season pass’ for around $150. It’s good for 90 washes. Many people wash their car every day. If I cared that much about a car, I’d park it in the fall. Especially if the wash water is recycled.
I suspect that someone backed into the bumper attempting to parallel park or exit a parallel park as it doesn’t look too mangled. I hope the SAAB’s owner was notified. In any event, a few heavy duty zip ties should solve the problem (on a temporary or permanent basis).
Low speed parking prang the bumper cover has sprung off its clips.
I bet a 9-7 backed into it and fled.
Nothing there a little duct tape can’t fix…
If refitting the facia is as easy as removing the grille, it’s probably a quick job.
I have a 2.0 one. I removed and refitted the grille in less than 2 minutes. The starter took a bit longer, but for the first time ever, I didn’t need a jack to remove the bloody thing.
Oil change will be a breeze, as the filter is close to the radiator, as has been the case in previous FWD cars I have serviced.
And these, along the 9-5s are becoming CCs
It’s nice to see actual steel underneath the bumper and not foam packaging material like in most new cars.
Not so fast. The foam must be inside the fascia. I dig the aluminium crash bar. Nowadays most, if not all cars, have a metal crash bar behind the fascia and foam.
Nice find, Paul. I’ve always dreamed of owning one of these HHSE Saabs. I’d love to know the history of this particular car; as far as I know Saab never exported any House of Hapsburg Special Editions to North America.
“The truth hurts, doesn’t it Hapsburg? Oh sure, not as bad as jumping on a bicycle with the seat missing, but it hurts.”
Probably a hit and run, but Pick and Pull has several of these cars in running and non-running form to choose from.
I just washed my vehicle about a week and a half ago, but driving a few dozen miles of Portland area Interstates during rain/snow storms have made it filthier than this Saab; driving behind big rigs only makes it worse. Maybe I will not wait another four months to wash it this time.
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