If special cars are for sale, then we like to write about it on the blog. A Saab 9000 Turbo from 1985 is such a vehicle, he catapulted the manufacturer yet in a new class. The turbo was expensive, very expensive even, and there were costly ways of customization.
One of these expensive, early Saab 9000 CC Turbo has survived the times. A premium vehicle, with a paint job that is quite special. Because they were only available in Trollhättan for a short time. It was difficult to implement, cost a hefty surcharge and one can speculate why Saab took the paint out of the offer? Was the demand too low due to the steep price? Or did the paint shop despair of this challenge?
The price list of the year 1985
A quick look at the price lists for 1985 is revealing. You could get luxury or upper middle-class models from established manufacturers for less than 50.000 DM, which was a lot of money 31 years ago. To illustrate in which league the newcomer Saab was successfully and confidently involved, we have a few examples.
DM 35.000 Citroën CX 25 Turbo
38.350 DM BMW 528i
41.400 DM Volvo 760 Turbo
44.460 DM Mercedes 280CE
44.950 DM BMW 728i
46.341 DM Mercedes 280 S.
46.950 DM Saab 9000 Turbo
47.700 DM Jaguar XJ 3.4
The 9000 CC Turbo shown here, for sale at Saab Art in Austria, has additional extras on board. DM 4.400,00 was charged for the automatic air conditioning. The special “mother of pearl” finish cost an enormous 1.950 (!) DM.
Saab served individual requests at a time when that was not the order of the day. The course to a provider of individual, high-quality vehicles was the right one.
You would only have had to follow him consistently over the long term, then the small manufactory in Trollhättan would probably still exist.
Unfortunately, the exclusive special paint finish “Mother of Pearl” quickly disappeared from the price list and was no longer available in Germany for model year 1987.
The Saab 9000 CC Turbo from Austria has an extremely rare and elaborate paint finish, which was a trend for many high-priced sports cars in the 80s. It goes well with the contour of the luxury velor upholstery in “Bokhararot”. In Germany, the Saab is a contender for the coveted H license plate. In historic rallies he would be guaranteed a starting place.
It has only run 114.000 kilometers with a comprehensible, documented history. Certainly not in perfect condition, but a good starting point and a very rare car for any Saab collector.
Update: The Saab was sold a little later. He came to Germany from Austria and found his place with a well-known Saab dealer in the north.