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It Must be Norway’s Finest Saab

My vehicle: Wenche Onsrud with Saab 900 Cabriolet

It’s always nice to hear a nice Saab story, no matter where it comes from. This Saab story takes place in Norway, and the story is reported by local media DN.no. Unfortunately, like most online content in Scandinavian media, this one is behind a paywall, so it cannot be viewed without a subscription. But, we are bringing you the most interesting parts of this Saab story here.

It’s always nice to read about you, real Saab lovers like the Norwegian Onsrud family. But the focus of this text is Mrs. Wenche Onsrud and her passion for Saab cars. Still, This whole family takes care of Saab’s “most airy creature” (Saab 900 Convertible) from the most glorious time when Saab car sales were on the rise.

Here is what Ms. Wenche Onsrud thinks about Saab cars in response to a question from local journalists:

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What do you think when you look at the Swede?
– The Saab awakens a lot of care in me. It has been a pleasant part of the family since our two sons were little children.

What makes the Saab bind the family together?
– Yes, the season starts when we take it out on the first of May from heated winter storage. We have had a lot of fun on the way to our places in Hallingdal and the long way from Glomma to Flisa. Little is nicer than driving an open Saab in the sunshine.

What is special about this Saab 900 Convertible?
– I think it must be Norway’s finest Saab. It may sound a little self-confident, but the family can’t help but know that we are terribly proud of it. The combination of Saab’s typical gorgeous lines, white bodywork, light brown leather seats and original Aero rims is almost unbeatable.

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Who can borrow the Saab?
– Well, all four family members, including two adult sons, fought to use it. You have to compete a little when you are good friends.

Do you have a joint Saab family calendar?
– But my husband and I always leave Saab to the younger generations. We are very happy that our sons want to use it.

What do you know about the Saab convertible’s past?
– A Saab dealer in the brand’s hometown of Trollhättan first sold it to a professional golf coach, who gave up the car when he received a job offer abroad. Thus, an opportunity arose for us to take it over and buy it. And it doesn’t matter to me that the golf coach had him at the start, ha-ha.

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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.

1 Comment

  • I love this story! I have a 1991 Saab turbo cover table white with grey leather apolstery. 5 speed. It runs and loos amazing like your. I am going to sell it as I am getting older and don’t want it to go undrigrn!

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