For more than three decades, this Saab 900 Turbo Convertible sat in storage.
A better example of a Saab 900 Turbo Convertible than the one that just sold at auction would be difficult to find. A 1987 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible with incredibly low mileage sold for $145,000 at a Bring A Trailer online auction. It is unusual to find a Saab 900 Turbo Convertible in such pristine condition, so the hammer price is understandably high. The purchase of this Saab 900 Turbo Convertible was a wise move given the continued appreciation of 1980s-era automobiles in recent years.
When it was released in 1978, the Saab 900 took cues from the Saab 99, the groundbreaking model that came before it, and improved upon its design. The eccentric Saab 900 kept its one-of-a-kind attributes like the key slot in the center console, the reinforced safety cage for its passengers, and the cutting-edge turbocharged engines. Saab’s distinctive blend of offbeat design and cutting-edge engineering won over a legion of fans who now refuse to drive anything but a Saab.
Fans of the Swedish automaker weren’t just concerned with passenger protection, though; they also bought in droves for the Turbo models’ superior performance. The Saab 99 Turbo began this trend, elevating the Swedish sedan from a practical family vehicle to a genuine sports sedan sought after by collectors. The Saab 900 Turbo, a sedan and convertible, carried on this tradition.
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One of the finest examples of a car that inspired a whole generation, this Saab 900 Turbo Convertible is sure to turn heads wherever it goes. The original owner put only 246 miles on the car before putting it in storage, and the selling dealership bought it from them. Unlike rare edition supercars, Saabs were designed to be driven. “Work in 2022 included removing and cleaning the fuel tank, flushing fluids, and replacing the fuel pump, thermostat, and cylinder head gasket and bolts,” the listing states on Bring A Trailer.
The Saab 900 Turbo Convertible only required minor repairs to get back on the road. If you could buy the nicest 1987 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible for $145,000, would you do it? Is there something else you had rather buy?
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