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.
A quick look at the price lists of the year 1985. Upper-middle or upper-middle class models were purchased under 50.000 DM, which was a lot of money before 31 years. To illustrate in which league Saab successfully and confidently participated, some examples:
35.000 DM Citroen 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 Turbo shown here, which is for sale at Saab Art in Austria, has additional extras on board. The automatic air conditioning system cost 4.400 DM, the special “mother-of-pearl” paint was 1.950 DM (!) Expensive.
Saab served individual requests at a time when that was not the order of the day. The course for the provider of individual, high-quality vehicles was right. One would only have to pursue it consistently in the long term, then there would still be the small factory in Trollhättan.
The special paint "mother of pearl" unfortunately quickly disappeared from the price list and was no longer available in Germany for model year 1987.
The Saab 9000 Turbo from Austria has an extremely rare and complex paintwork, which was a trend in many high-priced sports cars in the 80s. It goes well with the contour of luxury suede upholstery in “Bokhararot”. The Saab is a candidate for the coveted H license plate in Germany. He would be guaranteed a starting place in historic rallies.
He has only run 114.000 kilometers, with a comprehensible, documented history. Certainly not perfect in condition, but a good starting point and a very rare car for collectors. Please contact Saab Art in Austria. Mail: office (at) saab-art.at.
Do you want to offer a rare Saab? Then send us your offer! In the “Made in Trollhättan” section, we publish exceptional vehicles that are part of Saab's history. By this we mean vehicles that stand out from the crowd due to their particularly good condition, rarity or exceptional history.