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Saab 900 T16S “Ruby Edition” on eBay

The Saab 900T16S Ruby Edition had the 185 bhp (138 kW; 188 PS) ‘Carlsson’ engine but no body kit, a one genuine car is on eBay on sale.

All were in ‘Ruby’ Red and can be distinguished from other 900s by the colour-coded bumpers and grey (rather than silver) alloy wheels. They also had the unique air-conditioned interior of buffalo leather with Zegna pure wool inserts in the seats and door panels.

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There were 150 examples and were the last classic style 900s sold in the UK. This example for sale is a genuine 2 owner car with only 69,000 miles on the clock from new and has a full Saab main dealer service history.

It is in fantastic condition as you would expect and it has 4 new tires and new brakes and discs all round. his has to be the best example of a classic Saab 900 Ruby available in the UK at this moment, this is indeed a great investment opportunity for somebody to own a piece of motoring history.

$_57

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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.

4 Comments

  • There was seven Ruby Red cars made in LHD version, all as far as i know used as company cars, and later sold as used to the public i have one of these cars and know of two other.
    Best regards Lars-Ake

  • Concerns Ruby Edition as LHD version

    Info for Lars-Ake Larsson, Västra Götaland (Reg.no.PTB-705):

    From reliable data at the 1997 international SAAB meeting in Trollhättan, we were provided with the corresponding VIN data that a total of 15 Ruby Editions were produced in LHD, originally 7 for Sweden and 8 for the EU, with probably more remaining in Sweden than planned . It was confirmed to us at the time that in retrospect the dealer demand for the Ruby Edition LDH was surprisingly greater than expected, but unfortunately only 1 piece was built towards the end due to the premature end of production; This was, among other things, one of the reasons why the US Commemorative Edition was not completely delivered, only 314 of the 325 vehicles ordered.

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