1992 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible with Intercooler
Price: - Item location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Saab
- Model: 900
- Trim: Turbo Convertible 2-Door
- Year: 1992
- Mileage: 122,200
- VIN: YS3AL76L0N7013361
- Engine size: 2.0L 1985CC l4 GAS DOHC Turbocharged
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Drive type: FWD
- Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
- Options: CD Player, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1992 Saab 900You are looking at a 1992 SAAB 900 Turbo Convertible. I have owned the car since October of 2014, and purchased it after my 1986 SAAB 900 was totaled in an accident. This was my first convertible, 4th Classic SAAB 900. PA state inspection good through October 2016. The car will come with the original "parade boot" hard-cover for when the top is down. It comes in the original case, and is in good condition with some scuffs and marks.
This car has had a lot of work done to it, and I have receipts for some of it from a very well-regarded SAAB/Volvo/Mercedes shop in the area. I am selling because I had a chance to pick up a 2001 Viggen, which if you know SAABs, you know it's kind of the Holy Grail.
Let's start with the documented work by Euro Motors in Harrisburg. In 2012, the speedometer was replaced. I have signed documentation of this. The speedo reads 149,893, but is actually 122,xxx (still driven occasionally). Clock spring, new rotors, and steering column bushing done at this time. In 2013, the head gasket was replaced and the head resurfaced. Alternator replaced at this time with a Bosch unit. Obviously new coolant and thermostat done as well. $2,650 worth of repairs from these two events alone.
Work I have done to the car - replaced muffler with a Bosal unit. Replaced IAC with a German-made aftermarket unit. Replaced ignition coil with Bosch unit. Replaced ECU with tested and working Bosch unit. 4 practically new tires will be included, Pegasus brand. I am keeping the tires I originally had on the car. The Pegasus are from another vehicle of mine and have less than 5,000 miles on them. Nothing special, but they are practically new. Fuel filter, plugs/wires/rotor/cap, all fluids have been replaced by me (except coolant, as noted above). This includes changing out the Type F trans fluid one quart at a time at each oil change. An old-school SAAB guy recommended this to me, and I think it's good advice for the automatics. I have replaced most vacuum hoses with hi-temp silicone.
It is missing a piece at the throttle cable which I have fabricated. It is no longer made and tricky to find, but if you're a junkyard picker it should turn up. My homemade job works just fine. It's been a fun ride, but I'm ready to sell and move on.
Cosmetically, it needs a respray, at least of the hood (if someone can match the color of the body). Slight rust bubble just formed this year at driver's front fender (see pic). Tear in the back of the convertible window that I have sealed with tent seam sealer. The whole top should be replaced soon, but it is leak free and hanging in there. Top moves up and down just as it should.
Cracked lower air dam (see pic). Peeling "chrome" on grill (see pic). Driver's seat splitting about 2.5 inches and some wear on it, but very good leather overall. Dash has an aftermarket cover but I assume it is cracked like all 900s from the good old days. Spider crack in left taillight.
Please ask me any questions you have and I will answer to the best of my ability. Mileage may go up, as I drive this car occasionally. I have driven it to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Dover Delaware, and State College PA, all 200 mile or more round trips. The turbo pulls hard, I keep premium fuel in the tank and synthetic oil in the crankcase, and drive like a mature adult rather than beating on it. This would be a great restore (the expensive work is done) or a good first c900 for someone new to the marque.
There is easily over $3,000 worth of parts and labor in this car, but I need it gone to make room for the Viggen.