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Rare First Year Saab 900 SPG (Aero Volvo Sonett Monte Carlo Viggen) new interior

255754 MILEAGE
Hatchback BODY TYPE
16 valve turbo ENGINE
Gasoline FUEL

1985 Saab 900 Description:

Car collector downsizing due to storage issues (also selling a 1993 Saab 9000 CSE on Ebay if someone wants a package deal).
This is a very rare beautifully preserved (original paint!) first year 1985 900 SPG. The 1985's were the only SPG with the "flat nose" (hood/headlights/grille). They cost about $3,000 more than standard 900 turbo's and had exclusive badging, the air-flow body kit, anti-sway bars, fog lamps, an electric sunroof etc. All were Black with Sierra tan leather interiors and less than 1,500 were offered.
I acquired this car two years ago for my Swedish car collection from the original owner, a retired American military officer who purchased the car new off the showroom floor in Heidelberg Germany. In Europe the car was called the "Turbo 16 Aero" but in the states it has always been called the SPG (Special Performance Group). According to the 80 year old original owner, this SPG has never been through a car wash! ... the beautiful paint is a result of meticulous maintenance, clay bar/waxing and continuous garage storage.
A thick file folder of service records and receipts come with the car including original dealer sales sheet and an ultra rare leather bound brochure exclusive to the Saab International Military and Diplomat sales program.
The original owner brought the car back to the states in 1990 (California) and later moved to Tennessee. Import paperwork is in the file folder. Now garage stored in Central Virginia. This SPG has crossed the Alps, traveled the Autobahn, driven the California coast to Big Sur and cruised along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
About five years ago the original owner replaced all interior carpet, the headliner and leather seats. The new leather seats match the original factory perforated design in Sierra tan except for the handsome black piping edging and SPG logo embroidered into the front seat headrests (see photo's). The interior still looks brand new with no wear to speak of. It even smells new.
Over the past 35 years and 255,000 miles the following major items have been replaced with new Saab parts:
Power steering rackbrake rotors (2X)shocks (2x)timing chain (2x)engine (bottom end rebuilt 2x)air conditioning systemfull exhaust system
Blemishes: The original dash is excellent but has a few typical cracks in the usual spots near the edge of the front speakers (but no more than 1 inch). A small area of rust occurred under the passenger seat from an old a/c leak from under the dash... professionally repaired. The car is otherwise rust free. Many years ago the passenger door lock was popped and was repaired and spot sprayed... you need to get within an inch or two of the car to find the area in question. The clock is not working.
I have owned three Saab SPG's over the past 20 years and this one is far and away the best one and of course, the '85's are especially distinctive and the hardest ones to find. I doubt many still exist with original paint in this condition. The doors close like a bank vault, and it drives down the road like a true European Sports car. I will miss it when it is gone.
I'm losing one of my storage garages on April 1st so I am selling a few cars from my collection that don't get as much road time as some others. I've only driven this car 300 miles in the past two years. Serious Inquiries only. Happy to answer any questions sent via email through Ebay. Personal inspections encouraged. Fly in and drive it home or I am happy to work with your shipper.


Item location:Earlysville, Virginia, United States
Interior color:Tan
Engine:16 valve turbo
Drive type:FWD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clean