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The Most Beautiful Saab 900 2.5 V6 Convertible

Saab 900ng SE Convertible for Sale

A fan of Saab cars and the owner of the Dutch company “CarStory“, which sells classic cars of all brands, Maarten van Hemel, offered interested Saab enthusiasts a special Saab convertible. Maarten claims for this Saab, which is offered through his dealership, that is, he actually dares to say with certainty that this is the most beautiful Saab 900 2.5 V6 convertible that is currently offered on the world market.

If we look at just a few photos of the sales site, I have to agree with Maarten that this is a really beautiful example of Saab, both in the domain of technical correctness, but also in the domain of its specialty – because this kind of combination was really rare at Saab. This Saab with a rare V6 engine is decorated in a very nice shade of dark red, with a cream white leather interior, and the car is equipped with almost every option that you could order at the time.

Perfectly preserved Saab 900NG convertible from a special collection of rare cars
Perfectly preserved Saab 900NG convertible from a special collection of rare cars

In addition to everything specific to this Saab, Maarten has a few more personal specifics that he wants to emphasize, namely:
– Beautiful wood finish on the dashboard as well as on the door handles (similar to this, this was specific to the special model “Deauville” Limited Edition from Hirsch)
– Climate control (with a clear and functional display)
– Electrically adjustable seats, driver’s and passenger’s
– And a very handy wind deflector

The Very rare 2.5 engine with 6 cylinders give Saab another dimension, which completes the open cabriolet driving. The 54° V6 engine was developed by GM in the early 1990s. The specifications included a light petrol engine that was to replace the in-line six-cylinder used up to that point. In addition, it should be so compact that it could be used not only in the well-known rear-wheel drive vehicles but also in those with front-wheel drive. Good power with nice revving, combined with a very nice automatic transmission.

Saab V6 2.5 - a 2.5 L version of GM's European
Saab V6 2.5 – a 2.5 L version of GM’s European

This Saab Convertible, with a fully functional and correct soft top, belongs to the 900NG Saab car that is sometimes a little underrated, because of course it was given a very difficult task: to improve the 900 classic. Icon… The 900NG had its weak points, due to GM integration, such as a safety component, but all in all, it is a very worthy successor to the cult model 900 Convertible. And it also has many nice design features of a classic Saab car (just the characters on the climate control screen, which are the same on the air flow buttons from the classic Saab).

The perfectly preserved interior of the Saab 900NG convertible with real wooden inserts in the dashboard gives the impression of luxury
The perfectly preserved interior of the Saab 900NG convertible with real wooden inserts in the dashboard gives the impression of luxury

This convertible comes from a private collection, which contained only the most special versions. Are you looking for a very nice Saab convertible? Then you could certainly include this in your consideration, and the price is not very decent – €8,500.


4 Comments

  • A safety problem!
    Sorry ,I Do not care how bueatiful it is, it’s Integrety has been compromised. End of story!!!
    All Saabs should be carefully inspected to make sure the car remains the safest car in the WORLD
    with all the engineered safety features that SAAB built into them.
    Keep your dysfunctional unsafe car….

  • The V6 engine was included in the NG900 family especially for the US market.
    This engine ruins the character of any SAAB car.
    During a trainers’ seminar in Trollhattan back in summer 1995, I drove various cars on the test track.
    The V6 couldn’t cope even with the naturally aspirated 2 litre NG900 which had a very soft suspension when it came to cornering.
    The difference in weight in front of the front axle results in a heavy understeer.
    When it comes to comparison with the turbo, it lacks the torque.
    This engine series performed poorly also in the bigger 3 litre version in the 9000 and the 3 litre turbo in the 9-5.

  • It has always made me sick thinking the COUNTRY OF SVENDEN, THE people did NOT come forward and buy the company and let the world eat their snears.
    The SAAB engineers and employees were incredable.
    I know for a fact that when NATO/was in a pinch and The swedish Air Force came to their aid and it always put the U.S.at ease .
    Viva SAAB….

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