Presentation. The new Saab 900 II Cabriolet.

Once upon a time, convertibles played a big role. You could also say that it was the convertible that Saab had saved - back in 31 years ago, when the first open Saabs rolled to customers.

The new Saab 900 II Cabriolet
The new Saab 900 II Cabriolet

The design of the first 900 Cabriolet polarized. You loved it or you hated it. In any case, there were enough customers worldwide who were willing to accept long delivery times and hefty prices. Saab occasionally sold more open vehicles than those with a fixed roof. This remained the same with the succeeding generations; the convertible became part of the Saab DNA.

The successor of the first Saab 900 convertible generation came 1994 on the market. The open Saab was now less polarizing than its predecessor, but also less characterful. Saab had done everything right. The design was typical of the brand, handling and ride comfort better than the old model. And yet, something was missing.

If you see both models in direct comparison today, then the 900 I Convertible is the matured classic. On the other hand, the 900 II is not sure where it will go. The premiere is already 23 years ago.

Saab 900 II Cabriolet. License plate change in the course of the film.

The film from our archive is a Saab Germany production. It was released on June 12, 1994 and is primarily a homage to the convertible. In the style of the 90s, a new, open Saab glides through the landscape. The journey begins in bad weather conditions and ends in the sunny south. In the last sequence, the driver says goodbye with a swim in the sea, and the post serves all the clichés common at the time.

The video of Saab Germany has one flaw and it is easy to find. The ride starts with a Swedish license plate. And suddenly, barely the sun is shining, a Saab 900 convertible with the traditional Bad Homburger license plate drives through the area.

6 thoughts too "Presentation. The new Saab 900 II Cabriolet."

  • A strange advertisement for the SAAB convertible:
    Only for about 30 sec. Swedish license plate and impressions, then change to Germany with HG license plates and pictures from the Alpine foothills (?) ...
    What is conclusive? So: probably "narrow" budget, even then ...
    But the SAAB looks good!

  • One thing in advance: worth preserving, as everyone else!

    But the video left me a bit helpless. Quickly reviewed Tom's last video - a green Saab in green Sweden, atmospheric, praised by my co-stars - and then again this: to 0: 30 (Swedish license plate): Atmospheric, exciting, what's next? And then: comes an inharmonious off-fade back, efforted music, an obvious amateur recording, uninspired standstill in moving images ...
    What has Saab-Germany just thought ... .Ratelessness (I guess a bit, the budget was in a tank, and the only employee with camcorder had to commit his partner).

    Tom, maybe we'll still experience the original, that is the complete Swedish license plate version ..?! Would probably show the 902 CV in a different picture ...

  • Was the "old" 900 on the side of the road a clever product placement?

    • Probably a random one. The old 900 was already out of production at that time, presumably it belonged to an employee involved in the shooting. Unfortunately you can not recognize the license plate.

  • As long as cheap copies are on the market, the situation for the 900 II Cabriolet will not change. However, I see a silver streak on the horizon. Good copies are worthy to receive!

  • You can observe that in some convertibles of this series the care condition is poor. This then contributes to making the development into a generally recognized classic difficult.

    In addition to the 900 I Convertible, every 900 II Convertible deserves good long-term treatment. Then it works well with the maturing to the coveted classic car or classic - the stuff would actually have all SAAB models.

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