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The Saab 9000 is an executive car that was produced by the Swedish company Saab from 1984 to 1998. Representing the company’s foray into the executive car scene, the 9000 remained in production until it was replaced by the Saab 9-5 in late 1999.

Saab designed the 9000 as part of the Type Four platform in conjunction with the Italian automaker Fiat Automobiles. Fiat retailed similar derivative versions as the more basic Fiat Croma, the luxury-themed Lancia Thema, and the sports-oriented Alfa Romeo 164. Unlike the 164, which shares only the chassis, the Croma and Thema are outwardly similar to the 9000. As such, much of the bodywork appeared interchangeable between the 9000, Croma and Thema; for example, the doors. However, because Saab fitted heavier side impact protection they will not fit.[citation needed] Also the front of the Saab is radically different from the Italian siblings due to the much improved crash protection. Only seven different parts are actually interchangeable.[3] The 9000’s body was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and Saab designer Björn Envall.

Despite being shorter overall than the 900, the 9000 had a longer wheelbase and greater interior space, and was the first Saab vehicle imported to the United States to be classed as a “large car” by the EPA.

Saab’s development during 77 years

Short, but Awsome video, very good documentary, about Saab’s development during last 77 years…

SAAB saves lives: Hungarian Prime Minister

A Hungarian Prime Minister Gyula Horn and his chauffeur had a serious car accident in 1994 (before the voting’ 94.) Then he was 62 years old. They run into a parking truck the speed of more than 100 km/h at midnight. Horn broke his neck vertebrae and was in a hospital for two months. But
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Saab 9000 racing 20 straight days and nights!

On October 7th, 1986 , Saab took 3 unmodified production SAAB 9000 Turbos out onto the Alabama International Motor Speedway in Talladega.  Saab wanted to prove the strength, speed and duratbility of the Saab 9000 by racing 3 9000’s for 20 straight days and nights! (at Talladega Speedway) Among the Saab drivers for this event
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Saab 9000 “car dancing”

Saab likes to showcase their new Saab cars by performing complicated and often times dangerous maneuvers in an orchestrated Saab car dance. This video will leave you wondering how in the world can anyone drive like the way they do:

Saab 9000 in Lenin’s Mausoleum

Thise pictures these show incident on Red Square in Moscow. Says that in the 90’s some non-Russian tried to enter the car (SAAB 9000) in the Lenin’s Mausoleum. And he yet entered. Some witnesses managed to film it, but almost all of the films were removed. These pictures somehow miraculously survived. They are made on
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Ayrton Senna in SAAB 9000 CD

Ayrton Senna was transported to the podium on a SAAB 9000 CD after is first win in Interlagos in 1999: