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Morticus
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
81 Posts

Posted - 30 Jul 2010 :  15:27:01 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Haven't seen a V4 by chance for years, then two this month. A poison green 96 on the A1 heading north near Dunbar today, and a blue 95 heading south on the M1 near Sheffield on the 14th.

Sadly, I wasn't in a Saab either time!

john wyatt
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1030 Posts

Posted - 30 Jul 2010 :  20:49:08 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Cannot think of seeing one for ages either, must have made your day!
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transit80
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
775 Posts

Posted - 30 Jul 2010 :  22:03:09 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Last time I saw a96 was on the M1 about a year ago,but my youngest daughter saw a 96 going past her college last week, I didnt know there were any more 96s in this area.

Chris
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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1737 Posts

Posted - 30 Jul 2010 :  22:03:35 Show Profile Reply with Quote
You think you had a shock! Guess how I felt when this happened.......!!!

http://www.saab-v4.co.uk/speedball/topic.asp?topic_id=1229

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Pete
"Duct tape is like the Force: It has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the Universe together!"

Edited by - pchristy on 30 Jul 2010 22:03:52
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2281 Posts

Posted - 31 Jul 2010 :  00:11:55 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
I'm getting used to being stared at when driving a V4 in the UK. I dare say in NL I see a 96 (or incidentally a 95) 'in the wild' at least once a fortnight. That's my own cars excluded.

1970 Saab 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1974 Saab 95V4
1977 Saab 95V4 van conversion project
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PDickens
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
519 Posts

Posted - 31 Jul 2010 :  12:55:56 Show Profile Visit PDickens's Homepage Reply with Quote
Last one I saw on the road was yours Kenny! Thats leaving aside when both yours and mine have been together. Before that I saw Jake's old 96 bombing it along the road from Skirling to Biggar last year.

Also I remember when I ran 96's in the 1970's that if you saw one on the road you flashed your headlights in recognition - anyone remember that?

"There is a thin dividing line between a hobby and mental illness"

Edited by - PDickens on 31 Jul 2010 16:40:15
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johnc
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
84 Posts

Posted - 31 Jul 2010 :  18:41:37 Show Profile Reply with Quote
About a month ago I think I saw the rear end of a Saab 96 turning a corner just through some traffic lights which immediatley changed red .I chased but never found !
If that was you on Belle vue bank , Low Fell, Gateshead in the North East make contact there are at least 2 of us in Newcastle area. Another possible sighting in North Shields about a year ago .
Nothing since .
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blue95V4
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
404 Posts

Posted - 05 Aug 2010 :  13:08:30 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I drive my 96 stroker around here (West Dorset) on a regular basis - it does turn heads, probably because of the lovely noise and the cloud of blue smoke that follows it! When I eventually get my 95V4 back on the road - soon, I promise - I'll use that as well. They're for driving, not hiding away in the garage - I've promised myself that I'll try to drive it/them at least once a week.

David (95 V4, 260-2 Saabo and a 96 2T, plus a modern Saab - enough for the time being!)

Edited by - blue95V4 on 05 Aug 2010 13:09:32
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florence
Starting Member

11 Posts

Posted - 09 Aug 2010 :  12:54:43 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I drive my 95 V4 in Somerset all the time. People sometimes point in disbelief. I have been driving mine for four years and I have never seen another one in that time.
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UK_Sub
Moderator

United Kingdom
2109 Posts

Posted - 09 Aug 2010 :  13:33:55 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Pictures Florence!
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stevebod
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
296 Posts

Posted - 10 Aug 2010 :  09:38:33 Show Profile Visit stevebod's Homepage Reply with Quote
My V4 is my daily drive around the bristol area.



I've been driving it for five years and have never seen another one on the road in that time. I make regular trips into Somerset to see family, so will keep an eye out for you Flornce.
I miss the old days when one used to see another Sabb and flash the lights and wave.
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zaphod
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
271 Posts

Posted - 10 Aug 2010 :  09:46:21 Show Profile Visit zaphod's Homepage Reply with Quote
Gracie gets regular use in the Bristol area, although not a daily driver!

Our Gracie 1972 96V4
12,000 miles (TWELVE thousand!)
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john-saab
Administrator

United Kingdom
2650 Posts

Posted - 10 Aug 2010 :  09:53:12 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Veronica is my daily driver...i have been driving V4's for 10 years and the only cars i have seen on the road are either visiting me or going to the same event. Last time i spotted a car i didn't know was about 2 years ago..white 96 on the A11 just South of Elveden, Norfolk...i was driving my mates modern car and the driver must have thought I was mad with the waving and flashing lights!
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john-saab
Administrator

United Kingdom
2650 Posts

Posted - 15 Aug 2010 :  19:43:33 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I spotted a dark brown 96 tonight..right out side of my local pub..just as I was walking out of the door with a hand full of beers..still managed to get a long distance shot with my phone...now need to get my computer to recognise that the phone is connected!..i think it belongs to a guy called Derek (not "our" Derek) who lives in the Brighton area.
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florence
Starting Member

11 Posts

Posted - 31 Aug 2010 :  17:08:58 Show Profile Reply with Quote
How do I post pictures?
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2379 Posts

Posted - 31 Aug 2010 :  20:16:51 Show Profile Reply with Quote
You need a web hosting account like photobucket or flicker, see below
http://www.saab-v4.co.uk/speedball/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=230&SearchTerms=posting,pictures
and here:-
http://www.saab-v4.co.uk/speedball/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=964&SearchTerms=posting,pictures
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