|Year||1992||Engine capacity||1998 cc|
|Exterior colour||Gloss black||Engine configuration||Inline 4-cylinder with injection and turbo|
|Interior colour||Anthracite||Engine number||Matching|
|Upholstery||Leather||Rims||15-inch Saab alloy|
|0 - 100 km/u||6.6 sec||Wheels||Good Year|
|Top speed||205 km/u||Production numbers||76000|
|VIN number||YS3AD75S2N7002984||Other||Very pretty and original|
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 25 years old which makes it harder and harder to find a nice and scarcely used example. Therefore I was very pleased with the find of this gloss black 900 convertible. Acquired from the second owner, fitted with a new convertible roof with glass rear screen, a mere 146.000km on the clock and to top it all off, original paint. A rarity, find another it might not even exist. It is very rarely that I see classic 900s with truly low mileages, and especially not with such a background. Note the deep lustrous paint, the original shape of the seats, the sleek gloss black paint to the very bottom of the engine compartment and the recently renewed convertible roof. Judging from the overall condition and the highly desirable beige leather option (which usually looks tatty in used examples) an attractively prices 900 classic convertible. Present are the original documentation and the filled in service manual.
This 900 today remains the same 900 that rolled out of the factory in 1990, first paint, original convertible roof, original upholstery and complete with the tonneau covers in the exterior colour. Hard to find in this 'new' condition.