Son Surprises Mum With Her Dream Car But It’s Not What You Would Expect


Ever since he was growing up as a kid in Ontario, Corey Wadden’s mum has been raving about a car that she’s always wanted: an old Saab. Last year, Corey asked her to point out the exact car, in passing. She pointed out a copper coloured 1973 Saab 99 EMS.

“A lot of people have been asking why her dream car is the Saab ’73 99 EMS. My mum used to clean houses for a living, and one of the houses she would clean for a few years was a guy who owned a 70’s saab 99. He would throw her the keys and let her move the car all the time and she fell in love with it.”

After 6 months of looking, my friend found one on eBay and I reached out to the seller. It wasn’t the same year or colour, but it was close. It was a silver 1974. After talking with him on the phone, I found out he had a lot of collectible Saabs, one of which was the exact make, model, colour and year I was looking for.

It took me another 6 months to get it, but surprising her with it made it all worthwhile.

Corey Wadden has set out on a mission when 2.5 years ago, his  mum lost her job. He set off on a challenge to earn enough money to financially retire her. He hasn’t been successful yet, but this is a big milestone in helping to improve her life. She hasn’t had a car in a year, and the one before that was falling apart.  

Source: Corey Wadden

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