Maybe someone didn’t hear the word Toppola, but in the world of Saab cars, this word is synonymous with the practical camper car created by upgrading the Saab 900 (in the beginning model 900, and later this nice cabin was built into other Saab models).
We have mentioned several Toppola upgrades in this blog, but so far we have not seen a camper made on the basis of Saab 9000. Just one such Toppola camer based on Saab 9000 is for sale in Sweden, on the local web site for used car sales. Here is a chance to buy a Saab car that you are guaranteed to be unique. This 9000 really draws a lot of eyes wherever it goes.
As you can see from the pictures it is Very seriously built. The basic (super)structure is built of square profiles which are then clad in thin plywood and 2 layers of fiberglass, ie completely weather protected. And best of all, it is 100% road legal, ie registered with the rebuild. The car underwent rigorous inspection just three months ago.
The TGB9000 as the car was called by its owner Henrik Svantesson, began its life as a regular Saab 9000 but has now been rebuilt to the ultimate road trip car. The rebuilding was done in 2017 when Henrik decided to go on a road trip to Nordkap round trip. And 540 miles later, it can be stated that it was a genius move to build this one instead of sleeping in tents that their poor traveling companions did.
According to the owner, you can just avoid trouble with lots of tent sticks and other debris, as soon as the handbrake is applied you are ready to camp. It is equipped with everything you could possibly need such as: Awning, Blackout curtains (good to wear at midnight sun), 2 full-size mattresses (only used for 10 days), Defense Desert Camouflage Color (Ral 1001 Marsh Grass), Snorkel, night lights, Rear-mounted spare wheel, Fresh air ventilation in the sleeping area, etc.
The 2.3 liter engine runs like a clock and you do not have to worry about changing turbo like on all other Saabar, since it has none. It has currently walked about 21,000 miles and has rolled about 6-700 miles since it was rebuilt. The 2.3 liter engine runs “like a clock” and you do not have to worry about changing turbo like on all other “Saabar”, since it has none. It has currently drived about 21,000 miles and has rolled about 6-700 miles since it was rebuilt.
This 9000 is Perfect for those who want a cheap caravan that goes as a passenger car on ferries and tolls etc. It can pull 1580kg in back so you can hook on a caravan and have 2 rooms and a kitchen. As Henrik points out – “Only the imagination sets the boundaries”. Sold because it is not used as much as it deserves. And adds that the car is being sold because it is not used as much as it deserves.
Price is a bit difficult to put on such a unique creation, so the owner set a target price of 30,000 swedish krona (3.084,45 United States Dollar) or maximum offer.