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1978 Saab 99 Turbo: Old School Rally Rat

I once saw a rally-prepped Saab 99 in dark blue with yellow wheels, and ever since then I’ve had a fantasy of buying a 99 for myself and doing it up with a similar treatment. The problem is these days vintage Saab 99s generally fall into one of two categories: complete rotboxes not worth their weight in scrap value or collector-quality cars that you wouldn’t want to screw-up by doing dumb things like painting the wheels yellow. This car, which can be found on CraigsList in Green Bay, Wisconsin for $6,250 is much closer to the latter than the former, but is right at that point where a buyer could make the decision to rally it up or restore it to pristine. Given the demise of the brand, one could speculate whether nice Saabs will spike in value or whether they will flounder and eventually fade into obscurity.

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Release Your Inner Mikkola: 1983 Audi Ur-Quattro

This Amazon Blue 1983 Audi Ur-Quattro is one of 664 officially imported to the U.S. between 1983 and 1986. This is the car that changed the rallying world forever, and sent a lot of manufacturers, including BMW and Mercedes-Benz, back to their respective drawing boards while taking win after win and setting the stage for cars like the Subaru WRX and the Mitsubishi Evos. Find it here on eBay in Troy, Michigan.
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