Saab Monte Carlo Yellow

image010It was his favourite of all the cars that they had owned together. They had enjoyed many Saab’s over the years but this one remained in his memories and had a lace in his heart. Of all of them this one was his smile factor.

A bright yellow Saab 900 convertible. It was not the original shape vehicle, but the newer model on a 1998 registration. A 2.3 petrol engine with an Automatic gearbox and as it changed through it’s gears it flew with a whisper quiet engine. They loved it. It took them all over the country on many trips away, exploring together in the sunshine. Even in huge rainstorms you couldn’t help but smile. It made you feel like you were a small child that had found the biggest puddle in your favourite wellies. A car which made you feel totally safe. It’s big comfortable black leather interior always looked smart and turned heads approvingly down whichever street we drove.

They took it to Belgium and France on holiday, on day trips. Visited family and felt sure in the knowledge that they were perfectly safe exploring new things together. Those were happy times when they were younger and more carefree.

When he decided to get her new car some time later, he gave it up included into the deal. He regretted it, not for weeks but for years but did not say so for she would have wanted him to keep it.

Although they had many other Saab’s of the same model it was never quite the same. Later when the truth emerged that it was his favourite they looked for another to recapture the times gone by, to create new memories and to drive through France again exploring new things together. They haven’t managed to get another one yet, always somehow missing out when they see one, but she has not given up hope of fulfilling that particular wish just yet.

The Daily Post – Yellow

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4 thoughts on “Saab Monte Carlo Yellow”

  1. Hi,
    Yellow Saab 900.
    This is my car!! I’ve saved her from being scrapped 4 year ago!! so she is still going now! I’m trying to restore her I could see even though a bit roughed up just like as she said in article she’s just a beautiful car !! She’s been through the mill a bit but she’s on the road again!! I want to respray her and get her back to original condition so would love to get in touch with the original owners!!

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    1. I am so pleased that it hasn’t been scrapped. We would love it if I could buy it back for him so if there are any circumstances in which you are thinking of selling it please get in touch with me.

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      1. I’ll send you some pics of her now, can you email me directly, would love to know a few wee bits about her so I can get her back fighting fit😊

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