Saab 9000 Anna Project (Teaser)

Of course, there are rules when buying an old car. You have experience ... your head tells you exactly what you should and shouldn't do. And it's not as if the warning lights failed completely on the Anna project. But sometimes you break your own rules because you can. Or because you really want a car. Or because you just want to be unreasonable ... and life is so short.

Saab 9000 Anna Project
Saab 9000 Anna Project

Saab delivered the first 30 series 9000 years ago, and when the Anna project started in 2013, that anniversary was still a long way off. It was not foreseeable that Anna would slip into the anniversary year. The scene around the 9000 has changed fundamentally in the last two years, as has the range on the major portals. Good, well-maintained vehicles are harder to find, cheaper nuclear scrap dominates and is not worth investing in.

Good vehicles are wanted - but rare.

The blog has received emails with Saab 9000 requests over the past few months. That too is new. In demand are vehicles in good condition, priced around 5.000,00 €. Often a Saab 901 is replaced, which was previously an everyday car and has now mutated into a collector's item. The interested parties have specific ideas. It starts with the color, the equipment, the desired gearbox and revolves around the question of whether or not there should be a sunroof. The engine is, actually surprisingly, less interesting. Sure, with a youngtimer you don't necessarily have to clear the left lane at 200 kilometers per hour. Even if some Saab could and it's a lot of fun.

Our Anna project has become more extensive than originally planned. I have been writing for days on the story that is not finished yet and is evolving. Anna is now in daily use and surprises with peculiarities. The 9000er project will accompany the blog for several weeks and will start the next week with the purchase alone, which is a story in itself, because it is a snapshot of the Saab community in the year 2013. Because actually Anna was, following the comments of a forum, condemned to export.

I write about a badly neglected car in the sequels. 100.000 kilometers, during this time only service in an independent workshop without a Saab background - that is an endurance test that leaves its mark. As if that weren't enough, there is also the rust on the window frame, which is the result of the window being replaced by a certain provider. So that the story doesn't get boring, there are one or two nasty surprises. Yes, and what experiences do you have with a restoration over 600 kilometers away?

Saab 9000 - Performance.

It's also about what a Saab 9000 is actually worth and what it should be worth. And because irrationality is always there, the topic of tuning comes up on the blog. Turbos are ideally suited for these actions; 9000 with 400 hp are an issue in Sweden (and not only there). We don't do it that wild after all. But: we're indulging our 9000 project with some extra horsepower and are enthusiastic about clearing the left lane (almost) completely empty.

Starting next week, we will be flying the 9000 theme in a relaxed sequence on a weekday. The first big Saab has found a circle of friends in recent years. At the Saab Festival we had some very nice cars from Germany and Switzerland in our convoy. Maybe the Anna project will please even more fans. It would be nice !

17 thoughts on "Saab 9000 Anna Project (Teaser)"

  • Can only join me here, take good care of your 9000! And down from the meadow!
    otherwise there will be no more salvation ... .. the rust does its job ...

  • I can still remember how impressed I was with the 9000. The interior, the speed, the cool design, and then with hatchback. And I can also remember how almost shocked I was then about the boring 9-5, which had neither more space nor comparable good design, could drive even faster.

    Therefore, I think it's good if as many of the vehicles remain as possible. All older models except for the old 900 are now rarer in the streetscape even here in Munich.

  • Is advertised at and ricardo. ch (the scarab green).

  • Is there a link? Where advertised?

  • Oh, I would also have a well-groomed CSE in full equipment and 5000 € I would not even want to have .. Is, however, is CH.

  • I agree! The fruitless discussions about the unprotected eggs from NEVS and SAAB AB do not work either way, so the 9000 project is much more pleasant.

  • Aha, very attentive! The TX goes on season because the license plates were no longer useful and were used cheaply

  • These are the TX license plates! Do not you think he had to leave, Tom?

  • With luck you will find a good copy. With a friend, I had seen many ruins in the spring, or nuclear scrap as Tom writes. The sellers are beyond reality and think that scrap is equal to gold.
    By coincidence, it then became a grandfather firsthand book counter 9000 who was standing around the corner at the gas station. 21 years old and as fresh from the assembly line, a dream over long distances and my friend would never give it up again!

  • Outside 900 - inside 9000 - that would have been it. Unfortunately, the 9000er shares the fate of many robust kilometer eaters. With luck and patience, you can still find good specimens. However, it will not achieve the status of the 900s and older Saab automobiles. At the moment you would have to put a neat 9-5 from the 1st series aside, a similar fate awaits it. The seats are almost unbeatable in the 9000, but in my opinion they are surpassed by the 9-5.

  • So I still have a Saab 9000 for sale ... But there is some work waiting for it and unfortunately a few severe scratches and dents all around ... But the substance is good ... 😉 Soft turbo, leather, air conditioning, sunroof, cruise control, etc ....

  • Luckily I did not have the vision to sell our 9000 CSE Anniversary. Since 1997 in the family possession, only that also a story; The restoration has been taking place for the past two years and since the spring I am back every day 9000er. Although I still have a 9-5 SC Aero and a 9-3 Convertible Aero-Stag, I am thrilled with the big sedan every day.
    (Among other things, the seats are unmatched) If then, as happened last week, a BMW 5 Series driver stops to say how great he thinks the car…. The Saab crazy is also happy. We are now building one for my son too !! So take care of your 9000s.

  • Hello 902, Where is your garden? I would like to have a look at the fruit. Greeting Trollifan

  • I have an 9000 Griffin and I am very satisfied, too, if the engine is from Opel the V6 is always happy

  • To build is still one of us in the garden.

    9000 is great no question. A completely different world than 901. I am always excited about the car.

    I think the 9000 just great

  • Moin, yes, I would like one too. I've been looking for a smart 9000 CSE for months. I saw one the days with a Luxembourg license plate in black with white rims and darkened windows and paintwork like new. A real icing on the cake. Who is giving you one for free?

  • Good start to the week, had already asked me where ANNA remained. Cars have been on the blog lately too short

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