Monday, July 25, 2016

Got a Swede Tooth?: 1994 Saab 900 CE Limited Edition Convertible

A good, older 2-door Saab can be hard to find. They seem to mysteriously go from good condition to Valhalla with no in-between. We are pleased to have caught this one in the wild. Better still, this one is a Special Edition. Find this 1994 Saab 900 CE Limited Edition Convertible for sale in Sioux Falls, SD for $4,900 via craigslist.


There were only 500 of these Saabs sold in the USA in 94 and this beauty was over $40,000 when new. The engine in this car has 185 HP and 201 LB/FT of torque, with the help of 16 valves and a turbo. Not bad at all for the period. Luckily for us, you had to know how to drive stick if you wanted to take one of these off the showroom floor.    


You'll love showing off this car's tan interior with the top down. Saab is known for its avant garde wheels and the asymmetric alloy meat slicers look right on this car.  The headlight wipers are a cool touch, even if they add to the list of things-that-can-break.


77K is not many miles for one of these and the interior shots seem to reflect its limited use. Expect a firm interior and a tight ride. Here's hoping this car finds a new home with an enthusiast who continues to preserve it properly.


See a sweeter Swede? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com

3 comments:

  1. I see lots of these, and they baffle me. Saab made some of the stiffest chassis of the era, and they turned many of them into a flobby mess by chopping the roof off. I recall helping with a 900 turbo lemons/chumpcar that was rolled about as frequently as a particular one of the drivers got behind the wheel. We pretty much just rolled it back over and it kept going fine. It had a roof, though.

    Can't do this with a roof, though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhToYJMMDw0

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  2. that's a nice car at a good price; stick, turbo, convertible,, yes!

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  3. These are very nice driving cars with a stick. Converts are a matter of taste. This is the headcheese of SAAB cold cuts.

    But, SAAB gets kudos galore for making the numbers in sequence! No random number searches when trying to provenance for Amelia Island or Pebble Beach.

    Them Swedes got their shoes on the right feet alright.

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