NO RESERVE - 1998 Saab 900 S Convertible


  • Lovely NG 900 in most sought-after colour
  • Vastly improved and desirable 1998 model
  • Owned by one family for most of its life
  • Full and complete service history


SAAB’s 900 convertible has always been one of the best-loved of the Swedish company’s models, with its svelte styling and premium upmarket image. 
Loved by enthusiasts across the world, the soft-top SAAB is a desirable thing – and this one is right up there with the very best in “NG” (or new-generation) 900 terms. It’s a 1998 model, which among SAAB fans is a sought-after thing as the car was given over 800 individual improvements over previous model years, with substantially improved quality and refinement ahead of the 900 evolving into the near-identical SAAB 9-3 later that year. 

On top of that, it’s Monte Carlo Yellow – a colour beloved of SAAB enthusiasts and for a very good reason. 

R62 KVL is a great example of the breed, sold with a brand new MOT passed with no advisories and owned for most of its life by three-generations of the same family, spending its time between Lincolnshire, Devon and the south of France, which is where it spent most of the 2000s. 

As a full four-seater with comfortable black leather trim, it’s the ideal family-friendly summer classic – perfect for the long, warm evenings ahead.

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  • UK V5C
  • MOT April 2024, passed with no advisories
  • Original book pack and leather wallet
  • Owner’s handbook
  • Owned by four separate members of the same family from 1999 to 2023
  • Service book with 17 stamps all the way up to 130,093 miles, just over 1,000 miles ago
  • Most servicing carried out by well-regarded engineering company 
  • Some SAAB specialist invoices
  • Receipts for replacement roof motor and BCU overhaul
  • Every MOT certificate back to the car’s first one in 2001


  • Black leather seats in excellent order, very minor wear to driver’s side bolster
  • Incredibly comfortable and spacious cabin
  • Very smart interior with no major wear, clean and well-presented
  • SAAB ‘SID’ display in full working order
  • Period Sony radio-cassette and head unit
  • Four electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable mirrors
  • Power steering
  • Central locking with deadlock function
  • Original tools and space saver spare wheel


  • Striking Monte Carlo Yellow paint, recently treated to full clay bar and wax treatment
  • Excellent overall order, no notable dents or damage and car retains a deep, lustrous shine
  • Steel wheels with original SAAB trims, some paint loss (see photos)
  • All four tyres have over 6mm of tread
  • Fantastic overall condition with original paint
  • Electric folding roof in good working order – rear deck occasionally needs to be latched into place manually
  • New SAAB badges fitted
  • One small piece of black plastic trim missing from tonneau panel
  • Small rust bubbles to bottom corner of tailgate 
  • Minor surface rust on inner edge of right-hand rear arch has been taken back to metal, cleaned and treated with sealant to ensure long-term protection
  • Excellent underneath with no corrosion advisories ever recorded on the MOT
  • A very smart and well-presented example in lovely, original condition


  • 2.0-litre 4cyl
  • Five-speed manual
  • Reverse gear lock-out security system
  • Serviced just over 1,000 miles ago
  • Drives without any evident faults – smooth clutch, transmission, steering and suspension and no excessive smoke or noise from the engine bay


This is a really lovely and cherished example of the SAAB NG 900 Convertible, which is a rapidly appreciating modern classic – especially as original generation 900 soft-tops now command five figures.

Finished in a hugely sought-after colour and in lovely overall order, this one is a real gem of a modern classic that’s perfect for the upcoming summer. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1998
  • Make Saab
  • Model 900
  • Colour Monte Carlo Yellow
  • Odometer 131,100 Miles
  • Engine size 1998
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Chatteris
  • Location Cambridgeshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
28 bids
  • So•••• £2,900 04/06/23
  • Ta•••• £2,800 04/06/23
  • Ta•••• £2,700 04/06/23
  • So•••• £2,600 04/06/23
  • Ta•••• £2,599 04/06/23
  • So•••• £2,500 04/06/23
  • So•••• £2,400 04/06/23
  • Ta•••• £2,300 04/06/23
  • So•••• £2,200 04/06/23
  • Ta•••• £2,100 04/06/23

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