Saab 900 Turbo usually have a lot of kilometers and still cost a lot of money. This one has extremely few kilometers and therefore cost a lot of money.
On March 10, 2022, the Swedish auction house Bilweb auctioned off a Saab 900 Aero T16, which comes from the first owner and has extremely few kilometers on the clock: the mechanical counter shows 29,013 km. According to the description, they only got together in the summer. Images of the car suggest that mileage may actually be remarkably low. Because the black paint shines flawlessly, not a single fiber has been bent on the beige fabric interior. The steering wheel is not greasy, nor is the pedal worn.
The patina of a year-old car
This Swedish two-door car is as far away from the patina of leather jackets that many youngtimer mileage kings are known for as Trollhättan is from Hamburg. There, Saab 900 of the first generation are preferred in front of old buildings in hip neighborhoods, the owner usually does something with the media - that's how the cliché wants it.
We don't know what the first owner of this Saab 900 did when he ordered it in 1987. He paid a little over 141,000 Swedish kroner for the good piece, drove it little and had it checked regularly. Numerous bills prove the sheltered life of the 175 hp two-door car.
Price forecast doubled
Which, by the way, already reached its estimated value of 200,000 to 250,000 Swedish crowns (18,590 to 23,240 euros) a week before the end of the auction. The online auction ended on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 10 a.m. with a top bid of SEK 536,000. This corresponds to a daily exchange rate of 49,915 euros. So this Saab has more than doubled its estimated value.
The first generation Saab 900 are a kind of leather jacket on wheels: casual, timeless, robust. Buying such a car in a year-old condition that looks like it's from 1988 and not 2022 seems particularly appealing. You can still drive it, because that's what it's made for.