Italy, the land of legendary car brands. But also the land of strange laws. In the past, vehicles with a displacement of more than 2 liters could not be tax deductible. This led to special models that were only available for this beautiful country. Some of them were dreamlike seductions.
Bella Italia - filigree works of art
Alfa Romeo - the mother of fabulous engines - composed a work of art with a displacement of just 2 liters, a turbocharger and 6 cylinders that could be enjoyed in several models. Sports car icon Ferrari even domesticated an incredible 8 cylinders in the 2 liter class. The result was a high-revving composition that powered the Ferrari 208.
And the Swedes?
Italy has always been important to Saab. The classic 900 traditionally sold well beyond the burner. A circumstance that was mainly due to the committed importer. It almost goes without saying that the 9000 also scored points with its Italian genes.
The 9000 with a 2.3 liter engine was waived for Italy and the V6 was not even offered. The numbers would have been too small. Instead, they came up with something special for customers beyond the burner. A 9000 Aero - with a displacement of just 2 liters. 185 hp was sufficient for the Saab lightweight. There was a speed limit across the country. What counted was the acceleration from medium speeds. And that was always a Saab domain.
Bella Italia - Made by Sweden
The Swedish Italy Aero provided data that could impress in the 90s: The B204L engine delivered 263 Nm of torque at just 2.100 revolutions. That was enough for a top speed of over 230 km / h.
One of these special vehicles is available in Turin Sales. A 9000 Aero from 1995, in an extremely harmonious color scheme. Nero / Nero looks good on every aero, the special seats and the interior of the sporty Saab appear in very good condition.
No wonder, because according to the seller, the Swede had only 25 owners in 3 years.
They always seem to have treated the car well. If the statements are correct, then the 9000 still has the first paint. Only the bumpers and the front hood were repainted. That speaks in favor of a garage car that did not have to deal with UV radiation.
Bella Italia for everyday life
The attraction of the special meets the few kilometers that should be verifiable. 89.000, vehicles with such low mileage have to be looked for with a magnifying glass. The price for the Italy Aero is fair.
€ 7.650 is not speculative, but should even be too cheap, his description is correct.
The black Italian could still give pleasure today. Like the first espresso in the morning, a beauty that brings joy on the daily commute to work.
Which delights with high-quality materials and their design, and which does not already know where the journey should go before starting the journey.
Because the way is the goal and life is probably too short to spend with a moving computer that thinks it has to determine the way.
With images from Tomini