Black 1985 Saab 900 SPG (Special Performance Group) Turbo Hatchback 2-Door 2.0L

Price: US $5,000.00 Item location: Seymour, Illinois, United States
  • Make: Saab
  • Model: 900
  • SubModel: SPG
  • Type: Hatchback
  • Trim: Turbo Hatchback 2-Door
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 195,132
  • VIN: YS3AT35L1F1008104
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 2.0L 1985CC l4 GAS DOHC Turbocharged
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Power Locks
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1985 Saab 900 SPG

This is a Saab 900 SPG model (Special Performance Group) and has a special suspension that sits lower than normal and has larger sway bars for better cornering as well as the aero dynamic package. Later they were called the Aero package I think. It has a whole new top end on the engine as well as a new turbo and that is the high performance 2.0 dual overhead cam engine that makes a lot more horsepower than the standard one. Sweet car! Do some research, this is a collectors item. I'm hoping to sell it to a true SAAB lover who can give it the TLC it deserves.
As far as full disclosure: This car passed safety and emission inspection last year. It runs well once it is warmed up, but it struggles when it is cold. My mechanic said that he thinks that it has a vacuum hose leak somewhere, but I fell on hard times and couldn't afford to pay him to find it and fix it. It has a cracked windshield. It does not have a radio. The seats and interior plastic are all sun worn and cracked. There are some dings and scratches on the exterior body. Some of the interior paneling is loose. The A/C does not work; I was told that it needs a new compressor.
I received this note from a man who owned this same model:

I owned a new 85 SPG and wanted to share a few fun facts. It was the first year of the SPG, they only imported 200 of them and they were allocated 1-2 per dealer based on dealer volume. The 85 had a "Red box" ECU which was a hot box, it was subsequently replaced by a "black box" in 86 due to warranty concerns. I bought the car sight unseen based on an article in Road and Track or Car and driver and had to wait 10-12 weeks for it to arrive.
BTW, it could absolutely smoke the Mustang SVO and Mercury Merkur it's closest counter parts in the day, and had no problem with the BMW 325 either.
I drove the car for 11-12 years and 190K miles and traded for the 93 9000 Aero that was the first such model and it too came out with the hot ECU, which was subsequently dowgraded in 94. It smoked 5 liter mustangs all day long.
I'm not in market but remember the car, fondly. Good luck with your sale."

History: I have owned it for 2 years and purchased it from a good friend who owned it for many, many years but was not the original owner. Both he and I have taken great care of it as far as maintenance, regular oil changes, TLC, etc. That's all the history I know about it.

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On Oct-08-16 at 13:49:18 PDT, seller added the following information:

I thought that I would add that the mileage is actually 198,778 currently. I can't figure out how to change it in the listing above, so I am disclosing it here. It does have power windows. It is missing the plastic piece that surrounds the interior drivers side door handle. It does not have a radio. It has a large crack in the windshield (see picture). It also has some issue that causes the battery to drain over time. It was not a problem when I was driving it consistently, but now that I am driving it less frequently I have noticed that I need to recharge the battery from time to time for some reason. I don't know what is causing this to happen.