Saab blog – Introduction

OK, as you may already have guessed – this blog is (mainly) about Saab.

More specifically it’s about my classic Saabs. Some of them are in use and some are ongoing or future projects.

Cars currently featured on the blog include my 1964 Saab 96 Sedan, 1964 Saab Sport, 1978 Saab 99 Turbo and a 1969 Saab 96 V4 Rally car. All of them have needed or will need extensive restoration.

Saab 99 Turbo restoration underway.
Saab 99 Turbo restoration underway.

Please note that I am not a professional mechanic nor have I had any formal training on that department. This blog is all about learning by doing. As such it will contain errors and the posts only tell how I have done something – not necessarily how they actually should be done. Make your own judgement.

I’m also a member of the Saab Club Of Finland so there’s some coverage about the club events (mainly photo galleries or video) and as I also collect all sorts of Saab stuff (if I find it cheap) – there’s a little bit about that too.

So, read the front page blog or pick your interest from the Categories or the top menu. A list of every single post in the blog is available on the All Posts page. There’s also a Facebook-page where I link all posts from this site but also from

Feel free to comment any posts (all comments are moderated).

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  1. John B

    I can acquire an Saab 93f GT in fairly good condition. What is the main difference with a 96, can the engine be enlarged to 850 cc etc.?

    • Tommi Järvinen

      Hello John.

      Sounds like a nice car. If it truly is a 750GT it’s very rare! I would spare the original engine if possible (just in case you or the next owner wants to do a full restoration at some point) and just replace a Saab 96 850 cc engine. It’s quite easy and doesn’t really require modifications.

      I would love to see some photos!
      You can email me directly at

      Best regards,


  2. Hur formade Saaben den nordiska välfärdsstaten? Varför förhåller sig vissa personer så passionerat till den här bilen och vilka spår har den efterlämnat i våra medvetanden?
    I programmet Saab – personbilen som förändrade världen medverkar redaktören Jonas Fröberg, författarna Mikael Niemi och Janne Mäkelä, samt Saab-entusiasten Cata Portin.
    Redaktör: Petter Lindberg.
    Lyssna på radiodokumentären: Saab – personbilen som förändrade världen (på Yle Arenan)

  3. Kai Liu

    Hi Tommi,

    Love your website! I am working and living in Finland currently and I bought a 2009 9-5 for commuting. I like to keep it in a good shape by myself. From the car and your website I can feel the soul of Nordic craftsman which is precious as for nowadays. RESPECT!!

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