• Convertible classic Saab • Full grey leather • Aero kit
In the Mid 80s the SAAB 900 was already in production and an American importer owned by SAAB suggested a convertible model would be a good idea. The initial production was not planned to be large but the orders kept coming in and by accident a classic was born.
The new car was shown for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in the autumn of 1983. The first prototype aroused enormous interest and in April 1984, Saab decided to put the car in production at Valmet Automotive in Finland. The production of the first 900 convertible started during the spring of 1986.
The current owner took the car in on a part ex a few short months ago, the car was with the previous owner for 12 years. The current had not intended to keep the car, so it was always going to be up for sale.
The car comes with the V5c, MOTs and historical invoices and receipts for parts and servicing through the years. The car is currently MOT’d until May 2022.
The interior is grey leather upon lighter grey carpets with the door cards in this matching two tone also which is a classic colour combo from Saab. The red body work contrasts nicely against the grey leather and overall the upholstery is in decent condition for a 31 year old convertible.
The drivers seat bolster and main seat section do show some wear but are not ripped. The rear seats are very clean indeed. There is also an aftermarket Alpine head unit fitted.
The red paintwork is generally good order and has a decent shine to it, however, there is a small bit of bubbling to the paint on the fuel flap and rear quarter.
The car sits on its signature 3 spoke alloys which have a few blemishes, but they do have pretty much new tyres all round. The electric roof works well and is in great condition, it’s had a recent clean and water seal treatment also. Overall, it’s quite a striking car and that retro styling really stands out especially against today's modern vehicles.
Mechanically the car has covered 97k miles only and ticks over nicely. It has a decent amount of history/paperwork with the vehicle to back up its maintenance and that 2 litre 16v engine still hits the higher end of the rev range well just as it should.
A 5 speed box turns that oomph into MPH and off you go. It’s a joy to be behind the wheel and for a car of its type its still quick enough to keep up with most things. Under the bonnet, everything looks very original and is in good order.
Retro classics are all the rage at the moment and these 2 litre 900 convertibles are on the up. SAAB absolutely got the recipe right with this one and whilst a few years ago the styling would have looked very dated it's now very much back in fashion.
For a 31 year old car the mileage is fairly low and its in great useable condition, the roof works well, it’s a joy to drive, and in bang for your buck terms it’s sure to put a smile on your face, what’s not to like?
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