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Saab 9-5 SE Spotted in China

Saab 9-5 SE, Spotted in China in the Lido area in Beijing.

A wondrous white Saab 9-5 SE, Spotted in China in the Lido area in Beijing. The good Swede was in fine shape, a bit dusty and dirty but the body was sound, no big dents, no rust in sight, and all parts appeared original, including the sporty three-spoke alloys.

The first generation Saab 9-5 was manufactured from 1997 until 2009 with a major facelift in 2001. This is an original pre-facelifted example.

Seats are a bit worn but the interior looks all right overall. Wood panel around the gear lever. Keyhole on the center tunnel. Weird cup holder is Chinese after-market.

Saab 9-5 interior

Saab 9-5 interior in pretty good shape


Darkened windows, slight damage on the rear bumper. The Saab 9-5 was never officially imported into China so how this fine white example ended up in the capital is a mystery. Blue license plates are as old as the car, so it has been around town for a while.

Faded ‘ELF’ sticker indicates this Saab 9-5 was originally sold to France, and somehow moved on to China.

saab-9-5-elfSource: carnewschina



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