Saab History

Saab Softop roof system that never entered production

Saab 9-3 with SofttopSaab 9-3 with Softtop roof system

Here’s one-of-a-kind Saab, but with a twist…

In 1995, Valmet Automotive participated in Geneva Motor Show for the first time. On the stand they had a Softop roof system concept set on a mockup chassis. Next year, the same items were again showcased, although in refined fashion – as shown here.

Saab 9-3 softtop roof

At the end of the video, you’ll see another Saab rarity – a Saab 9-3 with the Valmet Automotive designed Softop roof system concept from 1996 that never entered production:


1 Comment

  • Great video. I’m fascinated with my 9-3 OG convertible and spent the summer fixing the roof, so this is very interesting. Looks like the roof is sleeker, and the bows aren’t so visible. Any idea why it never made it to production?

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