In 1983 the Saab 900 Cabriolet was the big star of the IAA. A cautious test, because the management had a number of reservations about including an open Saab in the program. But the audience response was encouraging and in April 1984 the go-ahead was given for production.
The construction of the first open Saab since the Sonnet I should take place in Finland. The Saab 900 CD / Finlandia has already been produced there. But it should take until the year 1986, until finally the 900 Cabriolet rolled off the tapes.
The first model year included only 400 pieces, and all went to North America for export. The annual production for the following year was 2.500 units. 2.000 went to the US, with 500 piece the rest of the world had to be satisfied. Who signed 1987 at the Saab dealer for an 900 Cabriolet in autumn, had to be patient with the delivery until the year 1989.
Saab 900 Cabriolet. Delivery time more than 2 years.
Crazy times. The convertible was initially only in the smallest dosages for the customers. The open Saab and its successors should mark the success of the Saab brand for years to come. It would almost have come to it, had not a certain Robert (Bob) J. Sinclair persisted with perseverance to the management. But that's a different story.
One of the model 400 1986 Saab convertibles is now available in the US Sales, His condition is far from old beauty. The Saab needs a lot of work, but it is worth it just because of its extreme rarity. Called 2.000,00 US dollars, which should not be too much for a restoration base. When rebuilt, the value will be many times higher.
The location is Denver, contact should be possible through the local ad page. Maybe someone brings this unique piece of Saab history back to the European homeland?