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Meet a glorious Back to the Future replica made from a Saab
By Matthew Hansen • 07/09/2016
A Saab 9-3 pretends to be Marty McFly's DeLorean time machine
In the time I've spent scouring the internet for weird and wonderful things to point and laugh at, never have I seen anything quite as brilliantly dumb as this Back to the Future Saab 9-3.
Witnessing someone buy an old Saab at the best of times is an eyebrow-raising experience at the best of times. For a start, reliability is a predictably vacant concept, leaving many Saabs struggling for their next breath while rotting away in peoples back yards and sheds.
“If my car had feelings and emotions then I would punch the **** out of it and kick it to death,” they say. Crikey.
But Saabs continue to occupy a soft spot among many a motoring nut. They've always been unique and attractive cars to look at, and even more crucially they've always been cool.
But this particular Saab. Well. It may well have taken the brand to a whole new level.
Currently for sale on Facebook, this 1998 Saab 9-3 has at some point in its life undergone a Cindarella-like makeover to become a less-than-fitting tribute car to the Back to the Future movie trilogy of the ’80s and ’90s; stretching any cultural credits it possessed to their breaking point.
Like the movie car, the 9-3 comes with a flux capacitor, surplus vents and tubing, time and date setting screens, and a bone shattering lack of reliability.
The whole car is just incredibly endearing. From the misspelled “Sheilld” label on the flux cap, to the use of chicken wire, tin foil, and domestic plumbing supplies. It is such a ludicrous waste of time and money that one can't help but love it.
The seller has it up for sale for £1,000 ($1,800NZD), and while I won't say that it's worth every penny, I will say that for that price it is the coolest Saab in the world.
All of that said, you're never really safe buying cars from social media sites. You're much better off purchasing a car from Driven's classifieds section!