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Short film in Honor of the 30th Anniversary Saab 900 Convertible

SAAB became the first car maker to offer an affordable premium convertible when it launched the drop-top Saab 900 in 1986, and in the next 25 years over 250,000 fabric-roofed Saab 9-3 and 900 Convertibles were sold. It all started from this Saab cabrio prototype – known as the “Nashville“. last month there have been several events
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SAAB in Basketball

Saab has long used sponsorship to promote the Saab brand experience. Of course, Saab is the most sponsored motorsport, but local importers of Saab cars are sponsored other sports too. In football, Swedish car manufacturers Saab became FC Manchester City’s first shirt sponsor in 1982.  Except of City, local Saab dealer in UK sponsored another football club in Manchester
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30-year Anniversary – The Start of the Saab 900 Cabrio Production

This week marks the very nice anniversary of Saab cars. This week marks the 30-year anniversary of the start of the Saab 900 Convertible production! On May 7, 1986 Valmet Automotive (Finland) issued a press release, announcing the start of the Saab 900 cabrio production. We’ll commemorate the anniversary of this event for a few days now. First,
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The First Batch of 400 Saab 900 Cabrios

Here’s one of the few pictures that were taken at the Uusikaupunki Valmet Automotive plant of the first batch of 400 Saab 900 Convertibles to be delivered to the US dealers. The first prototype aroused enormous interest and in April 1984, Saab decided to put the car in production at Valmet Automotive in Finland. The production
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SAAB – An Ordinary Day

“Snap your fingers…“says the song by Mauro Scocco from the video. Old Promo (Very 80s) film for Saab 900 Convertible, Although the title has the word “ordinary” – this is a very unordinary advertisement for Saab with Mr. Johnson in the lead role. But, Mr. Johnson really doesn’t look like a typical Saab-driver. the film is produced by studio
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How the Saab were manufactured?

Here’s an interesting video, How the Saab were manufactured at Uusikaupunki Valmet Automotive plant in Finland 1993. As you can see, even then, the whole production line was computerized and robotized, and on the production line is Saab 900 Convertible. Saab-Valmet was established in 1968 as a joint venture of Finnish Valmet and Swedish Saab-Scania. The automotive plant was placed
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Hand-made: the Saab 900 Convertible roof system

Thanks a lot for this great Video to Valmet Automotive. Calling all Saab fans: another incredible rarity from the Valmet Automotive archives. See how the roof system was hand-made for the Saab 900 Turbo Convertible. Roof system created by US company American Sunroof Company (ASC, now known as American Specialty Cars), With an automatic operation of the top
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Two friends, one Saab 900, no limits

Two women and Saab 900 Convertible get on the highway heading to Santa Fe… “Just Like a Woman” (2012) Some critics are calling this engaging film a modern day ‘Thelma and Louise, but with a happy ending’. Yes, is it is a story about tow disconsolate women who decide to take their lives in their own hands
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Annual Saab 900 Convertible meeting in Italy

Talija Draga kindly sent us an interesting report from the special Saab gatherings in Italy. Last Sunday in Italy (Friuli district) an annual gathering of Saab 900 OG Convertibles took place. In short, we received many beautiful photos of italian Saabs. This year only six beauties turned up. At last year’s meeting more than 20 retro Saab convertibles
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Saab 900 Convertible and Porsche on the same production line

Finish company Valmet Automotive’s agile Uusikaupunki plant can produce simultaneously more than one brand of cars – just check the pictures below. In the past, they have made e.g. Saab and Opel, Saab and Porsche, and Porsche, Garia and Think at the same time.

Very first Saab 900 Cabrio prototype!

After the great interest for the Saab 9000 Convertible video published by the company Valmet from Finland, please find here some more Saab goodies: never before published images of the very first Saab 900 Cabrio prototype for the series production on the very first test track try-out in 1985. The body was stiffened, but the
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What Entrepreneurs Are Driving? – Saab 900 Convertible

Jenni Barnett is Co-founder and creative director of Roger La Borde, an international design firm with offices in three countries, specializing in interior products, gifts and greeting cards Wheels: 1994 Saab 900 Turbo S, with “a trillion miles” on the odometer Why: Barnett is based in Los Angeles, where the eccentric old Saab stands out amid
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Saab 900 Convertible at the Frankfurt Motor Show 1983

Last minute surprise at the Frankfurt Motor Show 1983 was showing a new model freom SAAB – Saab 900 Convertible (at that moment – desing study). Saab 900 Convertible appeared in the same year when they premiered Volkswagen Golf Mk 2 and Mercedes Benz 190. Frank Page from “Top Gear” (aired 13 September 1983) visits the SAAB stand
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