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30-year Anniversary – The Start of the Saab 900 Cabrio Production

One of pre-series batch of 400 Saab 900 cabriosOne of pre-series batch of 400 Saab 900 cabrios

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, an image of the prototype “Nashville”. Oddly enough, nobody seems to remember why it was dubbed so…

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Saab 900 Cabrio prototype called “Nashville”
Saab 900 Cabrio prototype called “Nashville”

30 years ago life was so easy – just snap your fingers and your dreams came true! Well, at least according to this Saab 900 cabriolet commercial

We’ll round off the Saab 900 cabrio reminiscing with a fabulous image of the OG and NG 900 cabrios. Which one do you prefer?

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Saab 900 OG NG convertible
Saab 900 OG and Saab 900 NG convertible


Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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