Attentive observers have been registering a run on good combustion engines with little electronics for months. This is hardly surprising, and the topic itself has now reached the specialist press. Europe's largest car newspaper recently covered the topic in an editorial.
Sustainability through the back door? For fear of digitization and electrification? Or just not in the mood for fully monitored mobility? You can choose the reasons and, depending on your point of view, tinker with a truth. Because there will probably not be a general answer to the phenomenon.
Regardless of whether the trend is set by those who refuse to progress, or whether it is a different motivation. A Saab 9-5 should definitely be on the list of recommended vehicles. Due to the unplanned long construction time, the big Saab remained a car for more than 10 years that is largely free of electronic complications. A plus point if you want to drive analog for some time.
Midnight blue Saab beauty
Finding someone who is good, however, is not that easy. My search lasted and was not without complications. A problem that readers don't have. You could do without looking, because an exciting copy is currently on offer in the Milan region. Yes, it's Italy again, we just had an exciting one last week 9000 from the country beyond the Alps.
The Find a store but informs you that you are prepared for export tasks. Bringing the Saab safely across the Alps is not a problem. The possible object of desire is a Saab 9-5 Aero in the color midnight blue. The year 2000 means that the red pencil has not yet been allowed to strike, and that the Swedish limousine has all the loving amenities that Trollhättan was once so proud of.
Only 90.000 kilometers are on the clock, it is assured that the mileage is original and traceable. The condition is beautiful, the equipment is complete except for two details. The sunroof is missing, which is not a real flaw. The first owner also did without the seat heating, a fact that could be annoying in the north. But it could be retrofitted with some effort. The seats are electrically adjustable and ventilated. Which is nice too.
Sporty, luxurious limousine
The interior is harmonious, black leather and the lack of wood on the dashboard result in a sporty ambience. The Saab 9-5 Aero is shifted manually, which further consolidates the impression of a sporty, luxurious sedan. The only minor flaw that remains is the lack of headlight cleaning. The wipers have been dismantled, which is not uncommon. The holes were closed and painted, which is something you rarely see again.
As always at the end, the question of the price arises this time with the Saab beauty. € 7.500 is calling Farina Motors on. Clearly a fair asking price, if the condition of the pictures is true. Or, translated to German standards, little money for an upcoming classic which is already a rarity in this configuration.
With pictures by Farina Motors