The last produced Saab will be auctioned

The formulation should be chosen wisely. The last Saab? Or the last Saab new car? The correct description will probably be the last Saab new car produced by NEVS. Firstly, the company has lost its trademark rights in the meantime, secondly it is unlikely that there will ever be another reissue of the 9-3 sedan. Because their roots date back to the year 2002.

The last produced Saab will be auctioned
The last produced Saab will be auctioned. Picture: Bilweb

However, and you should know that, there are still some genuine Saab cars in Swedish warehouses, produced by Saab Automobile AB, which will eventually appear surprisingly on the market.

The Saab 9-3 Aero Turbo 4 offered comes from the short-term production of the 2014 model year. According to NEVS, the car was “forgotten” in the factory and rediscovered for the 2019 Saab Festival. Whether the saga is true or not, it definitely reads nicely. At the festival, the company announced that it wanted to auction the Saab and donate the proceeds to a good cause. Yesterday it sounded a little different on Instagram. Part of the proceeds will now be made available to research into sustainable mobility.

Saab 9-3 MY 2014 at the factory
Saab 9-3 MY 2014 at the factory. Picture: Bilweb

One thing is certain, the last Saab produced is a case for the fans. With only 66 kilometers on the speedometer, it is a new car and you can be curious what it will redeem. Because the story with the “last Saab” has been played through for years now, with completed 9-3 convertibles and limousines, pre-series models and lost vehicles. At some point it could be enough.

The last one produced Saab

What should you know as an interested party? The Saab 9-3 Aero Turbo 4 is very likely the best evolutionary stage in the series that rolled out of the Saab factory. The chassis has been retuned and the details have been fine-tuned. The workmanship is excellent, as a lot was assembled by hand. With the 9 liter direct injection turbo and 5 hp, known from the Saab 2-220 NG, the sedan is well motorized, and with good relationships with the former Saab factory tuner Hirsch, even 260 hp are in it.

But the car also has its peculiarities. The seats come, despite the Saab logo, from the Volvo shelf and could disappoint die-hard fans. Owners who have intensively moved the 2014 Saab in everyday life are not completely satisfied with their quality. In addition, maintenance requires an authorized partner of Orio AB; a simple readout of the fault memory via Tech2 is not available for the vehicle for licensing reasons.

In addition to a unique new car, the new owner can also visit the Saab Museum and NEVS, taking a walk through the legendary Saab halls. The Auction in Sweden runs until the 7. November 2019.

11 thoughts on "The last produced Saab will be auctioned"

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    Dudenhöffer has never had a clue about cars. Mostly it's stupid chatter.

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    @ Detlef Rudolf

    If the information on the Turkish project is as well researched as the information on NEVS ("... the Saab rescuer NEVS collected it in Sweden. There are already electric cars based on the Saab 9-3 - but under their own name NEVS"), I wouldn't particularly rely on it.

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    They are welcome to keep the car at NEVS. There is really nothing up-to-date with it ... But no matter, someone will take it.

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    My comment should actually follow the comment from saab_owl (Turkish electric car project) - it somehow didn't work.

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    If design, quality and price are right, Limousine, Cabrio + Co. would also be an option for non-Turkish buyers.

    The Klugschieter Dudenhöffer had no idea about SAAB automobiles years ago. Even with the mentioned Turkish project, he could not resist a stupid remark in the direction of SAAB (original sound Dudenhöffer: "Oldtimer") - but is completely wrong again, since it is not about the old and proven SAAB series at all, but about contemporary advanced electric vehicles. Please wake up Professor!

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    what was changed on the chassis? Would such a suspension in a normal 9-3 install or what do you do when what is with the drive? Spring break, or broken shock absorber?

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      It should be a mix of 2011er Aero suspension with Turbo X components. That was the message from NEVS in December 2013. I assume that components from the Orio stock were used and that they could be replaced without problem.

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    Who cares:
    The 9.3 NEVS with the chassis number YTNFD4AZXE1100257, which is now available, has been granted a Swedish daily registration on the 15.03.2019 and is therefore eligible for EU approval.
    I myself own two black 9.3 NEVS from 2014:
    Both vehicles have the HIRSCH engine software with 275 PS + springs + 19 J rims.
    Vehicle Nr.1 was acquired with 500 km milage as a new car 2017 and has now run at my daughter 45.000 km.
    Repairs: Catalyst defect at 11.000 km, air conditioning compressor and air conditioner at 42.000 km.
    Parts procurement went smoothly.
    Otherwise, immediately after acquisition, the underbody with cavities was additionally sealed.
    Absolutely recommendable, because here ex works was unfortunately saved.
    Vehicle no. 2 was acquired 2018 with 39.000 km milage used in Sweden and immediately got an intensive underbody treatment with ice blasting, sealing etc.
    The intensive use of salt and the many unpaved roads in Sweden had left their first traces here.
    So far there have been no defects here, but this vehicle is rarely moved because it is a “reserve vehicle for later”.
    Both 9.3 NEVS buzz otherwise like the bee, have a much more comfortable suspension than the predecessor,
    a completely shock-free steering and the seats are better for my taste than before.
    The rest of the workmanship also leaves a very good impression - as Tom already mentioned.
    Driving is a lot of fun!
    It is important to find a SAAB partner who is interested in obtaining the necessary software programs from ORIO. Initially means more work and not every SAAB service would like to do that.
    We are in the fortunate position to have found three competent NEVS partners in Gasparatos, Faust & Noel and Kay Greenfireld.
    Thus, I optimistically oppose the further use of these wonderful vehicles.
    Whether both 9.3 NEVS the mileage of my 9.3 TTiD from 12 / 2007 in daily use with now 460.000 km and 1. Engine is still in the stars.
    The fact that this “Original 9.3” runs so well is also the reason why the 2nd NEVS is hardly driven.
    Greetings to the SAAB community.
    Peter Witzel.

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      Thanks Peter for this very detailed and very useful comment!

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    All right. But would he be eligible? Euro5?

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