The Saab 9-5 sports suit by Michèl Annink has achieved a certain reputation in Sweden. It is the first new generation sports car to receive 2013 roadworthiness approval in November in Sweden.
A long and dramatic story, which went through a number of media and which demanded a lot of patience from everyone involved. In the meantime, the 9-5 was back in Germany. The rare station wagon with VIN 00017 has now been optically upgraded. At Saab Service Kiel the middle variant Vector became an Aero. The top version of the series has a more sporty presence, and the complete conversion shows what is possible.
The list of modifications: Aero front bumper, Aero exhaust system, Aero interior, Aero lettering. In addition a “brushed aluminum dashboard” and the original aero steering wheel. If I look at the pictures, the aluminum aero pedals are still missing, but they will definitely be added. The result looks great.
Okay, purists may say that there has never been a 1.6 T in the Aero Trim ex works and would never have existed. And probably that one should leave such a rare vehicle in the original. I think that's allowed, which is fun. And if at some point, in many years, the original condition is desired, then a "downgrade" is feasible without a problem.
Fortunately, what is still missing is the very rare 19 ″ edge rims. They should be retrofitted in summer, then the optics have arrived 100% at the aero level.
Michèl Annink's 9-5 sports suit will most likely be a guest at our “Pilots Wanted 2014” event in June. Official registration is not yet possible, we are working flat out on the subtleties of the program. Saab 9-5 NG drivers from Scandinavia and Germany agreed in advance and booked accommodations in Kiel. Pilots Wanted 2014 will be updated in the next few days.
Images: Saab Service Kiel