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Frank Grootenboer

  • City: Essen
  • State: Antwerp
  • VIN: 99781026786
  • Model Year: 1978
  • Build Date: May/1978
  • Mileage: 98,177 miles (158,001 kilometers)
  • Color: Red
  • Original Owner: No
  • Owner Since: 2014
  • Running: Yes
  • Current Use: Driven Monthly

Good preserved original Saab, wax oiled when new and therefore still among us. It has some rust issues but nothing structural. Floor and chassis are 100% OK. It was stored in the early nineties until I bought it. The previous owner commissioned a classic car garage to make it fully running a few years ago. The car has a Dutch registration but it will be registered in Belgium.


The find was pretty special too; on a Friday afternoon I passed Rotterdam and spornatiously visited an old friend who owns a classic car garage with storage facility. When walking around in his shed I found the Saab who had been sitting there for about 10 years. I took some pictures with my iphone and was looking at them the whole following weekend. On Monday I called my friend and asked him if he could contact the owner. The owner had so many cars to take car of, that he was willing to sell the Saab to me. Now I’m the proud owner of a 99TCC, my plan is to make it drive great first and then take it apart for a complete respray.

Personal Notes

After I found this Saab I contacted Joost Aalbersen, who I found on the 99T registry and asked him for advise. He was so kind to join me to inspect the car for a few hours, thanks again Joost!