Re: 1980 99GLi
2007-01-01 01:22:26 GMT
Ray Kopczynski wrote:
> Since I just acquired a 1980 99GLi, I searched for a bit of info & came
> up with this blurb:
> "The 99 range for 1980 consisted of 2-and 4-door sedans in the
> GL/GLs/GLi ranges. But all variants weren't sold on all markets. The
> Scandinavian types had a few remnants left from the earlier L-types,
> but offered upgraded interiors and baggage compartments. All had
> bumpers of the same type as the 900. Early in 1980 a series of 2-door
> Turbo 99 were produced in green and white paint, with black window
> frames, tinted glass, front spoiler and "Inca" wheels. 300 of them
> stayed in Sweden, the rest went to other European markets."
> Any idea exactly what the differences are between a GL GLs & GLi?
I always thought that the '79 and '80 99 brought into the US were a
very base 2-door priced below the base 900 GLi 3-door. I seem to
remember the 900S designation coming out in '81, and the GLi
designation for the base model was dropped. I don't have an '80
brochure to look at.
Andy in PDX OR
...who had a '79 900 GLE, which was a loaded non-turbo 5-door ...
except ours came without the power steering, which according to the
brochure was standard on all GLEs imported to the US. Non-power assist
was available in other markets long after all US c900's came with it.