The summer auction for collector's vehicles brought auctioneers no flood of record prices. At least not as far as domestic products are concerned. Corona crisis and economic uncertainties left their mark. The money is no longer as loose in Sweden as it was a year ago. Very few of the vehicles called reached their estimated value. But there was a big surprise.
One of the most interesting vehicles was a Saab 9-3 Aero. Rarely and only 38.000 kilometers on the speedometer did he have the chance of a bidding war. The price level between € 9.100 and € 10.500 seemed realistic, but the Saab nevertheless remained below its estimated value. With € 8.270 plus commission for the auction house, there was a lot of car for its new owner for comparatively small money. However, this proceeds was also a record price for the series, Swedish Journals see the 9-3 on the way to the classic heaven
While the price of the Aero was absolutely okay, the remained Saab 93B from 1959 far below expectations. With its very beautiful, original condition, it was valued between 11.500 and 13.500 €. That is too much, the interested parties decided. The price remained at a disappointing € 7.100, the Saab was not sold. The result continues a trend that was observed even before the Corona crisis. Vehicles of the two-stroke era are becoming less and less popular. There is a generation change in the scene and the younger buyers shy away from the two-stroke technology unknown to them.
Saab Sonett and 96 are also among the vehicles with decreasing interest and stagnating prices. Anyone who knew her as a young person is retired or close to retiring today. And the newcomers to the scene prefer the vehicles they knew as children. Like a Saab 900 II Cabriolet, for example.
Monte Carlo yellow stands out
The surprise of the summer auction was a Saab 900 II Cabriolet in Monte Carlo yellow. The color is cult, the Cabriolets of the 900 II series are trendy. With a mileage of less than 100.000 kilometers, some saw a remarkable offer. It hardly mattered that there was only a 2.3 liter naturally aspirated engine under the hood. The not very well-kept convertible was cautiously valued at between 4.300 and 4.800 €.
Surprisingly, and as the only Saab in the auction, the highest bid was above that Estimated price. With the equivalent of almost € 6.400 plus fees but not too expensive for a previously undervalued classic. The Monte Carlo yellow could have been the decisive factor. A rare shade that stands for a lot of Saab history.
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