The last major automobile auction of the year starts in Sweden. The offer includes sheet metal steeped in history, which deserves our attention. A Saab 900 Aero Turbo 16 from 1984 is particularly exciting. It is a very early Aero example and has a direct link to the factory in the Stallbacka.
The technical director's car
In 1984, Saab's technical director received a new car. The auction house only mentions the surname Larsson. A look at the Saab history reveals that it was Stig-Göran Larsson at the time.
As expected, his Saab was a special car. The white pearl effect paint is a special color that was laborious to paint and expensive. According to Saab records, only 30 Saab 900s are said to have been painted in this color.
Aero cladding is even more individual. The Larsson Saab is not just one of the first vehicles to be delivered with this kit. The color is also special. Saab usually painted the planking in body color in 1984, but made an exception for this vehicle. Allegedly at Larsson's request, the body kit was painted gray. Saab later adopted the design idea in series.
Saab 900 Aero Turbo 16 1984
This special Saab also differs from the series in small details. Although model year 84 it bears the emblems of the following year. Of course, the technical director's car is fully equipped. Almost everything that was available at the time can be found in the 900 Coupe. Air conditioning, sound system and sunroof are on board.
Today the car is parked in the Saab Museum in Trollhättan. There are 6 owners registered with Larsson, and the car is definitely steeped in history. But so far it has not been a collector's item that has been spoiled. It shows the usual traces of use. Rust can be found on the lower edge of the door and on parts of the body. A door could have been repainted. The Colorado red leather shows patina.
None of this is a drama, the Saab is 36 years old after all. The mileage is only 104.342 kilometers. That is little and makes the Saab 900 Aero Turbo even more desirable. The all-important question is what this Saab could be worth.
What is the Larsson Saab worth
Let's summarize. A prominent owner, a vehicle, as it is more or less unique. There is no second one with this equipment. All of this is the stuff an auctioneer's dreams are made of.
That sees between 150.000 and 170.000 Swedish kronor Auction house the value. Converted, this corresponds to around € 14.700 to € 16.700. The auction ends on November 26th. Then you will see what Saab history is worth in Sweden.