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“The Classic Saab 900” Book by Richard Horner

"The Classic Saab 900" Book Cover"The Classic Saab 900" Book Cover

Ever wanted to know something more about the classic Saab 900?

Check out this book, “The Classic Saab 900“, by Richard Horner, (ISBN 9781445653730). 96 pages full of thoroughly researched information. Valmet Automotive is a proud contributor to the contents of this book. Richard Horner more than 16 years’ experience as an editor, journalist and proofreader with London’s leading publishing agencies. This is his first full-length book, The Classic Saab 900, a 96pp illustrated biography of Saab’s most popular and iconic car, has just been published by Amberley Publishing.

The book was published this year (Originally published: July 15, 2016), and can be purchased in most web stores, such as Amazon or Ebay, and the price of this book is about $15.

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Saab 900 Nashville prototype
Saab 900 Nashville prototype

This book traces the design, development and production history of the iconic classic Saab 900 model, manufactured from 1978 to 1993, looking at every variant from the basic single carburettor Saab 900 GL to the blisteringly fast turbocharged Saab 900 turbo 16S, and also Saab 900 Enduro.

One of pre-series batch of 400 Saab 900 cabrios
One of pre-series batch of 400 Saab 900 cabrios

This unique car accelerated Saab into the global executive car market, and was its most successful model ever, with more than 900,000 sold across the world. A combination of attractive Swedish styling, reliability, balanced handling, safety and performance endeared the Saab 900 to loyal owners who kept coming back for more over its long production run.

Saab 900 extended version
Saab 900 extended version

All extended Saab 900 versions were made in Uusikaupunki, Finland. Here’s an interesting alternative interior design from 1984.

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Saab 900 Enduro
Saab 900 Enduro for Australian Market
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.

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