Sunday, October 26, 2014

Found in the Wild: Ivy League Turbo Swede

Few cars are weirder than old Saabs. But old Saabs (and their eclectic owners) pride themselves in being different. People who wanted to drive different in the 60's bought a VW. But as the Beetle was phased out by the Golf in the 70's, Saab evolved as the natural choice for odd people who wanted to drive odd cars. 

Found in the Wild: The First Modern Luxury Car

This is it. This was the most expensive Mercedes you could buy in 1980. ABS, automatic climate control, sodium filled valves, self-leveling hydro-pneumatic suspension and a dry sump engine were all standard features on this car. In 1980. Impressed yet? It gets better.