Only Monte Carlo yellow stands out. Result of the auction in Sweden.

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.

Monte Carlo yellow obviously stands out
Monte Carlo yellow obviously stands out

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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11 thoughts on "Only Monte Carlo yellow stands out. Result of the auction in Sweden."

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    He has been the owner of a yellow 17-9 convertible built in June 3 for 1998 years, so it must be one of the very first 9-3 convertibles.
    2.3i engine plus automatic, cool cruising in great weather here in the Black Forest, open convertible, empty roads, just wonderful!
    (Of course, this works with every convertible, but only with a Saab does that certain something occur 🙂)

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    I'm really proud of my yellow 9.3 convertible with a blue roof. In April it was 20 years and we enjoy every trip.

  • @ Tom
    Answer to my question. Thank you very much Tom! Can you ask which budget you have to expect?

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    @ Saabansbraten,

    i don't understand your comment.

    So you seriously accuse me of spreading falsehoods and deliberately deterring them?

    And do you seriously attach that to the fact that I would not have sufficiently appreciated the 2-stroke principle and its remaining infrastructure?

    Then you'd better wake up and read the article again.

    Even old and white (but not necessarily wise) men from East and West look good to face the current realities occasionally ...

    The article describes a long-term trend that would affect the prices for classic cars with 2-strokes. My comment is in perfect harmony with it.

    They spew poison and bile and tap their fingers raw (on the thumb down).

    Whoever you are, whatever you want to do with it, I hope you are well and wish you a safe journey at all times.

    • That will not do. @Saabansbraten's contribution to the discussion provides no reason for a frontal attack. I have no request for moderation, we are not here in the BMW Forum.

      Hence the request: keep the manners friendly! Or, if that doesn't seem possible, refrain from further comments.

  • Mmmhh ... 9-3 in the classic sky? I'd be pleased. So if you have one now, should it be carefully restored and originality taken care of ?! Mine is currently consuming an extremely large amount of oil and my idea was / is to take an exchange engine, so no matching number anymore. According to me, the specialist explained that in the worst case the consumption affects pistons and their rings.

    • If possible, I would always prefer an engine overhaul over the replacement. Muckelbauer and Saab Service Frankfurt have already done this to my complete satisfaction for various vehicles.

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    The time to auction the Neusaab remains was a very different one and marked by much more reluctance than now.

    There are still various petrol stations that offer a 1:50 mixture. Mr. Hürsch, sometimes it would be nice to be cautious - or less general statements - in exchange. This scares off even more people than necessary, because whoever reads what is presented here as (in) truth. 🙂

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    Could it be that the average Saab friend struggles with the principle of auctions and gambling?

    It was already the case with the bankruptcy that vehicles (incl. 9-5 NG SC [!]) For the most part came under the hammer at shamefully cheap ...

    Maybe Saab needs to be sold more person-to-person than other cars?

    The explanation for the 93B is probably right - that is, nail on the head. Does anyone know if the mixture needs to fill up? Nowhere is there anymore. Or whether he mixes himself?

    Chainsaws (Husqvarna) now do this themselves and have separate tanks / reservoirs for petrol and oil. And I don't mean the chain oil ...

    Old Volvos have it easier. Also because the constructions were modular in their dimensions for many years. I know a beautiful Amazon in Germany, which has a 2.0 liter 115 HP injection from the 140 under the hood and a 5-speed gearbox from the 240 behind it and looks authentic after 1959 inside and outside, is painted in two colors (white roof, blue body), has an H-mark and drives in everyday life. Class.

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    Monte Carlo Yellow was the hit. And that is still the case today.
    There is no better way to get around by car in midsummer ... I am happy for the new owner
    The 9-3 Aero is also a cream slice. Gentle turbo power, perfect. This SAAB is also a feast for the eyes in 2020. The low mileage gives the new owner a lot of driving pleasure. Congratulations!
    May both SÄÄBE be accident-free for a long time ...

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    In principle, everything is very clear. I can (and want to) drive the 9-3 Aero in everyday life. Can do that for a long time. The 93B isn't, it's just a hobby or a collection. The very old Saab have already reached their climax, there is not much left.

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