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The First Batch of 400 Saab 900 Cabrios

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Here’s one of the few pictures that were taken at the Uusikaupunki Valmet Automotive plant of the first batch of 400 Saab 900 Convertibles to be delivered to the US dealers.

The first prototype aroused enormous interest and in April 1984, Saab decided to put the car in production at Valmet Automotive in Finland. The production of the first Saab 900 convertible started during the spring of 1986.

The picture was taken on March 1, 1986. Now that’s automotive history!

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One 900 Cabrio from the First Batch of 400 Saab 900 Cabrios
One 900 Cabrio from the First Batch of 400 Saab 900 Cabrios
Saab 900 convertible prototype with luggage rack, later available as an accessory.
Saab 900 convertible prototype with luggage rack, later available as an accessory.
Saab Export  in 1992.
Saab Export in 1992.
Goran Aničić
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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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