In January I had a Saab 9-5 NG in amber orange (Link) and at the same time made a commitment to cars with eye-catching colors. Yes, the Saabs in Monte Carlo yellow, lime yellow or the eye-catching colors of the Saab 99 era have always impressed me.
However, I did not expect that another 9-5 NG in the color of the anniversary convertible would come before the lens.
The amber-orange Saab, whose whereabouts are unclear, has (had) an almost twin. Almost because the car shown here is a real prototype that differs in details. Unfortunately, the condition of the car is so pathetic that the camera couldn't capture important details.
The Saab is painted differently. One side is in "Amber-Orange-Gloss", the other in "Amber-Orange-Matt". A difference that you only see when you stand directly in front of the vehicle due to the high level of dirt.
I had already written it: under Victor Muller, Saab would have had more courage to use color and extravagance. Maybe Saab would have set a new trend here and "Amber-Orange-Matt" would have been the show. An interesting idea!
This assumption cannot be completely dismissed out of hand. Because before the matte black excess made its rounds in the scene, Saab wanted to deliver the 9-3 Turbo X in a matte black finish and the first internal copies were painted that way. That was more than 5 years ago. Unfortunately, or seen in retrospect and thankfully, depending on the setting, Saab has done without this option.
Probably not good the story for the Saab will end with the test paint. Parts of the interior are missing, the vehicle is not complete. The status is not so clear, but the Saab will probably go to the recycler. Attempts to buy the car have failed so far. Friends are on the ball and try something as usual. We keep an eye on the topic.