|What can I say? This is my favorite car of all time. I've wanted a 'vert
ever since they came out. Yes, it's an "S" and an Automatic, but I still
love it! The Eucalyptus green looks fabulous and the addition of SPG wheels has
completed the look. When the auto dies, I'll convert it to a 5-speed.|
Improvements: SPG wheels, Blaupunkt CD player in the dash, factory mudflaps, Hella fogs, "sport" exhaust, middle seat belt [for child seat/dog harness]. Next updates: Header and a K&N filter [air in, air out!]
More info on the Special Convertibles - liberally liberated from Larry West.
|The convertible made its debut in 1986, although it was presented to the automotive press a few years before this at the 1983 Frankfurt Auto Show (jaws dropped on the floor). In 1988, Saab presented the Springtime in Sweden Limited Edition Convertible. Like the 1991 SE, below, many people refer to these as "SPGs". But they're not - in fact, the terms "convertible" and "SPG" are mutually exclusive. Yes, they were "de-badged", and had the ground effects, but they weren't technically SPGs. Only 288 SIS models were produced.|
Then there's the 1991 900 Convertible Special Edition or SE. 662 SE's were produced - one for each US dealer plus a couple of "corporate" cars. They were tweaked with the addition of a couple items from the SPG parts bin. Often referred to as the 'Bumblebee' because of the unique Monte Carlo Yellow paint, there were others which pass usually unnoticed in Platana Grey. Because of the side skirts, the wheels, and the badge deletions like the SPG, this car is often improperly referred to as the 'SPG Convertible'. There were a limited number of these cars produced - 300 in Monte Carlo Yellow, and 362 in Platana Grey. The exterior received the 'SPG' treatment. Badge deletes, aerodynamic body mouldings, and three-spoke alloy wheels said this was no ordinary Saab Convertible.
|1993 was the last year SAAB built the classic convertible, but the cars wasn't released until 1994 and the model is therefor called a 1994. To honor its many years of inspired service to driving enthusiasts worldwide, SAAB built a commemorative edition. With a black metallic exterior sporting a tan top, and a tan leather interior trimmed with black piping, the Saab 900 Convertible strook an even more stunning appearance than its predecessors. And with a 185-hp turbocharged engine, the most powerful ever offered on a 900 Convertible, it also provided a stunning example of performance.|
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 1994 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible Commemorative Edition
From the SAAB leaflet PN 02 16 796
Saab Cars USA, Inc. 4405-A Saab Drive P.O. Box 9000 Norcross, GA 30091
Window Sticker from a 1991 SE
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