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The 30-year-old Saab 900 Convertible is more valuable now than when it was new

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It is not uncommon for classic cars to be worth a lot, but only a few are worth more than they were at the time of their production. One such is the cult Saab 900 Convertible. The model has been seen in many movies, is a dream for many car enthusiasts worldwide and it really reminds us all of a long hot summer  – Saab 900 Cabriolet.

Dream Car

One perfectly well-preserved Saab 900 Convertible, although it belongs to the class of classic cars, was recently sold at auction in Sweden for a high 225 thousand kroner, ($25,710), and here is definitely a possibility that this car will cost significantly more in the future. Saabplanet.com has written about the Swedish auction site Bilweb Auctions several times. Their internet auctions of car classics – often Swedish – attract great interest and show that the value of the old vehicles remains high.

Saab 900 Convertible interior

Recently, a Saab modern classic, a real pearl – the Saab 900 Turbo 16 Cabriolet from 1987 – was sold on this auction site, with only 7,000 kilometers on the clock. This is a car that had four owners, and where both paint and leather upholstery are without noticeable wear. The convertible top was replaced in 2004 but in principle in new condition. Everything technically works as it should on the car, including electric window lifts, central locking, CD stereo, power steering and seat heating.

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The Saab 900 convertible is known from Movies

According to the inspection at Bilweb Auctions, the car’s engine, 16-valve turbo, runs “fine and seems completely untouched”. Saab built 48,880 cars of 900 cabs and the model is known from TV / film – including High Fidelity, Life from the bright side, Sideways, Stupid and stupider (supporting role) and Seinfeld.

Saab 16-valve turbo engine

This particular 900 Convertible was sold new at Saab-Ana in Helsingborg – and since it is an 87, it has a sloping front (premiered the same year). The car was valued at SEK 175,000-225,000. But previous sales of Swedish classics at Bilweb Auctions – and also other 900 sales online – indicate that there may be an even higher price for this summer gem.

saab 900 turbo


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