Some readers thought it was an April Fool's joke. A Saab 9000 with a Toppola Camper body? Never seen! A fact that is not surprising. Depending on the sources, only 4 or 5 superstructures were made. This makes the camper for the 9000 an absolute rarity and something that fans and collectors are looking for. No great surprise, then, that this duo ended up well above the estimate at an auction in Sweden.
You kind of got used to it. Almost every Swedish classic auction in which Saab rarities are involved ends with a small or large sensation. The Swedes are rediscovering their Saab brand after years of denial. Maybe that's it. But it can also be due to the uniform Chinese-made electric cars that are currently enjoying great success in Sweden.
A local Saab with a strong character is just what you need.
Of course, right from the start we had the suspicion that the Estimated price for the Saab 9000 CC with Toppola body could be too conservative. If only one of 5 or 4 produced copies gets on the market, then that electrifies the fans. And so it was. The price, estimated at between €7.700,00 and €10.700,00, was underestimated.
In the end, the camper with Saab was worth 175.000 Swedish kronor, about €17.000, plus premium. You can now calculate what was paid for the Saab and what for the camper. However you calculate, the Toppola cabin should be worth over €10.000. A proud price.
In any case, the Toppola Camper for the Saab 9000 is the most generous of all possible superstructures that turn a Saab into a mobile home. Probably also the most exclusive, although there is still the variant for the 9-3 OG, which is said to be similarly rare. It would be nice if the Saab 9000 Husbilen (camper van) didn't disappear into a collection but could be seen at meetings and events.
With images from Bilweb