2012 Saab 9-3 Convertible: Last 26 RHD cars up for grabsThu, 10 May 2012 00:00:00 -0700
Saab 9-3 Convertible – Last 26 RHD cars up for grabs
The last 26 RHD Saab 9-3 Convertible models – hand finished in Sweden – are now for sale in the UK from £22,750.
Back in March – at the same time we reported the Saab Museum had re-opened – we were also able to report that ANA, the Saab dealers in Trollhatten, have bought up the part-made cars left on the Saab production line and were going to finish them off and put them up for sale.
Fortunately for UK Saab lovers, 26 of those cars were RHD Saab 9-3 Convertibles - including the very last limited edition Saab 9-3 Independence – and they have now found their way to the UK and are up for grabs. Architects please form an orderly queue.
Considering there’s only twenty-six 9-3 Convertibles available, there’s almost as good a choice of models as a Saab dealer could have offered you when survival was still looking possible for Saab.
There’s a choice of SE, Aero and Independence Edition 9-3s, but if you’re looking to stick one of these Saabs in a barn for the next 50 years it’s the 9-3 Independence Edition you’ll want.
Only seven of the 9-3 Convertible Independence Editions made it to the UK before Saab turned up its toes, and there are just 7 more in this last batch of cars. With a 180bhp twin turbo diesel, six-speed auto and Amber Orange paint they’re probably the most (the only?) collectible modern Saab.
There are no Saab ‘dealers’ as such anymore, but those that were are still Saab Authorised Repairers and they have the cars. If you want one, have a look for your nearest source on Saab’s UK website (yes, it still exists).
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