1996 Saab 9000 Aero

Highlights


  • Desirable non-TCS version
  • Just 2 previous keepers
  • “Stage 1” tune, resulting in around 260bhp
  • Long MOT 
  • Rare manual model

The Appeal


Produced from 1984 to 1998, the 9000 was Saab’s entry into the executive car market, following the well-received turbo 99 and 900 models. 

The 9000 was developed as part of a shared platform between Saab and Fiat, known as the “Type Four”, yet stands unique from its Italian counterparts. 

The 9000 was later succeeded by the Saab 95 but remains a rather significant and quirky vehicle from the lineup. Today, Saab 9000s are seldom seen on UK roads, with desirable Aero models being rarer still. 

Despite their age, these cars are renowned for their reliability and practicality, making them the perfect contender for a quirky daily driver, or cost-effective project vehicle. 

The History and Paperwork


  • 2 former keepers
  • Main dealer/ enthusiast mechanic servicing
  • Invoices for previous parts & labour
  • V5C document present
  • Original Saab handbooks
  • 2 Keys

This Saab 9000 Aero began life in 1996 and had been a dependable daily driver for just two former keepers, prior to arriving at its current home. 

The previous owner had owned the vehicle since 1999, using it on a daily basis and maintaining the vehicle to a high standard. In fact, the previous owner is reported to have serviced the vehicle every 6000 miles, with quality Mobil 1 oil.

The vehicle then passed to the current keeper 3 years ago, where it has been stored as part of a collection. Now, the vehicle is ready to be enjoyed by its next lucky owner, where it will hopefully continue to serve as a reliable motoring companion, or make the perfect project car. 

The vehicle’s paperwork includes the original Saab handbooks, including the service booklet which contains main dealer stamps prior to 1999. 

Also included are a large number of invoices, that detail maintenance and servicing carried out by the previous owner, who thoroughly enjoyed keeping this Swedish gem in top health. 

The V5C document is also present and is ready for the new owner to sign. 

The Interior


  • Original black leather interior
  • Factory Aero package
  • Excellent condition
  • Electric heated seats

The interior of the vehicle presents itself fantastically and shows very few signs of use or age. 

Both front seats are in excellent condition for their age, and could very easily suit a much newer, low-mileage vehicle. 

In keeping with all other controls and electrical components throughout the vehicle, all seat adjusters and heated seat controls are believed to be in full working order. 

The rear seats, on the other hand, appear to have hardly been sat in throughout the car's life and look absolutely superb after all these years. 

The leather steering wheel and dashboard clearly benefit from years of care, and once again, are in a condition that would easily rival a much newer vehicle. All carpeting and headlining throughout the cabin follow suit, and helps provide a truly clean, tidy, and pleasant space for all passengers. 

In the boot, you’ll find more clean carpeting and trim pieces, along with the original spare wheel, jack, and tools. 

The Exterior


  • Silver paintwork
  • Original Finish
  • Iconic Saab styling

This Saab 9000 is in fair condition for its age and proudly wears its original Silver paintwork with pride. 

As the photos reflect, the vehicle is beginning to show signs of rust bubbling on the front wings and is believed to show minor corrosion underneath. In addition to this, the front bumper shows a small battle scar on the driver’s side, and buyers can expect typical minor signs of age throughout the exterior. 

Although this example isn’t quite a showroom-ready vehicle as it currently sits, it certainly makes up for it in other areas. With how dependable this Saab has been over the years, it would easily make the perfect daily driver for those looking for something a little different, without necessarily worrying about preserving pristine paintwork. 

All 4 wheels also show their original finish and do so rather admirably, showing minor signs of age, and the usual curb rash you can expect from a high-mileage vehicle. 

With the accessibility of modern wheel refurbishment businesses, these can easily be restored to their former glory without much cost. As the vehicle hasn’t covered many miles since having new tyres fitted around 3 years ago, there’s plenty of tread left to enjoy. 

The Mechanics


  • Drives brilliantly
  • Excellent mileage
  • Forge blow off valve
  • K&N air filter
  • “Stage 1” tune, resulting in around 260bhp
  • Comfortable & quiet ride
  • Long MOT
  • Well maintained

Buyers will be pleased to know that this quirky Saab benefits from decades of attentive servicing, and still continues to perform brilliantly to this day. 

The car starts up right away, happily keeps up with modern traffic, and is very well suited to comfortable motorway journeys or the daily commute. Other than an issue with 5th gear requiring a bit more effort to engage, the car has no known mechanical or electrical faults. 

As the included paperwork will reflect, the car has been treated to everything as required over the years, including a mixture of regular dealer servicing and home-mechanic care. 

A true testament to the car’s care-filled past is of course just how well the car drives and performs for its age. 

This is certainly a car that deserves to be driven and enjoyed for years to come.

Summary


This quirky Saab 9000 Aero is a fantastic reminder of everything we love about old Swedish cars. 

It’s practical, reliable, offers performance that still rivals modern vehicles, and will happily handle anything you throw at it without making a fuss. 

 Whether you’re looking for a project for the weekends, a dependable daily driver, or a quirky weekend toy, this Saab presents brilliant value for money, and will surely fill the new owner with pride. 


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1996
  • Make Saab
  • Model 9000 Aero
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 192,036 Miles
  • Engine size 2290
  • Town Worksop
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Nottinghamshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
10 bids from 6 bidders
  • Craig C•••• £2,500 28/06/22
  • gloria.•••• £2,300 24/06/22
  • [email protected]•••• £2,100 23/06/22
  • evans.t•••• £1,900 23/06/22
  • mike-mu•••• £1,800 22/06/22
  • evans.t•••• £1,700 22/06/22
  • mike-mu•••• £1,500 22/06/22
  • evans.t•••• £750 21/06/22
  • TIO £601 21/06/22
  • evans.t•••• £500 21/06/22

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