A year ago this month, my SAAB SPG, was totaled in an accident. I’d wanted one since they were introduced in 1985 and eventually I had one. Most of my friends and especially my friends from the car club, didn’t understand the attraction. Fine. Whatever. I loved it. It made me happy just to look at and driving it could improve almost any mood. It was in almost perfect condition for a 27 year old car.
Since then I’ve been looking for another to replace it.
All I find is convertibles which I do not want, and trash. I even lowered my standards and decided I’d accept a non-turbo “S” model. Still there is nothing available for sale anywhere- and I do mean anywhere. My partner Evan thinks that somewhere on the great SAAB Calendar In The Sky that there’s some nebulous date “in the spring” when dozens of available candidates will spring forth upon the earth for me to have my choice of, but I’m doubting it. I’m thinking it’s time to give up on ever finding another one- I’m just making myself unhappy with disappointment when I do go look at something for sale that turns out to be NOTHING as described.