|Year||1987||Engine capacity||1998 cc|
|Exterior colour||White||Engine configuration||Inline 4-cylinder with injection and turbo intercooler|
|Interior colour||Anthracite||Engine number||Matching|
|Upholstery||Leather||Rims||15-inch Saab alloy|
|0 - 100 km/u||9.6 sec||Wheels||Continental|
|Top speed||205 km/u||Production numbers||38888|
|VIN number||YS3AD75LXJ7001890||Other||Unique original condition|
Mid 1980s the American Saab importer came up with the idea of selling a convertible version of the already successfully landed 900, especially in the sunny states of the US a convertible 900 would be considered very attractive. In Sweden this was not particularly a priority. Understandable. And so it started. 900 hardtops were delivered to Valmet (reputable producer in the industry, that for example built the Boxster for Porsche) located in Finland where they made the cars into convertibles. Evidently equipped with required reinforcement and different doors to hug the large sills. This production process made it very costly to build a 900 convertible. As a result of this and high taxes on vehicles the catalogue price of a 900 convertible in The Netherlands at the time was around fl.100.000, - Almost twice the price of a hardtop 900. At the time that kind of money would also buy you an apartment. The model gained appreciation over the years, and, because there are not a lot of alternatives, is nowadays a looked after car. After all, which convertible offers aside fun also this amount of practical space and safety. Meanwhile they are 20 years old which makes it harder and harder to find a nice and scarcely used exemplar. They have never been worth the amount of money one would have to invest into a proper restoration, which is why I look into nice and well-kept original examples. Here is one.
This 900 Classic has been fitted with air-conditioning, four electric powered windows, central locking, thick anthracite buffalo leather seats, an electric powered convertible roof, alloy wheels, a period Blaupunkt radio, etc.
A classic Saab 900 can rust, especially here in the Netherlands when parked outside. This example is wholly rust free and original. Nice and straight body which is wholly free of any damages. No traces of usage to be seen. The paint remains lustrous. The bumpers are also free from any parking scuffs or scratches. The complete exterior of this 900 appears stunning.
Beautifully plush anthracite upholstered leather seats, never replaced, not torn or worn. The carpeting is undamaged and fresh, Saab floor mats on top. All switchgear functions accordingly and is easily readable. The door cards have never been out of the car and are undamaged. The car has never been smoked in.
In the evidently very well cared for engine compartment one finds the full-pressure Turbo engine with intercooler that spins nicely and remains fresh evidently. The Saab 900 with full-pressure Turbo engine is also the ideal (travel) vehicle for longer distances, the engine power ensures the car of acceptable low revs at autobahn speeds. All factory plates are neatly present. The luggage compartment is clean and fresh, here one finds the space saver, toolkit and jack, the 15-inch alloy Saab wheels are free from parking scuffs and are wrapped in good Continental tires.
A rarity, this 900 Convertible. it concerns a so-called full turbo specification, equipped with catalyst and delivered new in 1987. The car does qualify for the scheme ( in NL) where you monthly pay €10 of road tax ( on the condition you cannot use the car in the winter months; Dec, Jan and Feb) The car is wholly rust free, a gorgeous original interior and even its original convertible roof . I acquired her from the second owner who kept a collection of iconic cars. She will be delivered well-driving with a new MOT, warranty and a service.