The Classic SAAB 900


Richard Horner


This book traces the design, development and production history of the iconic classic Saab 900 model, manufactured from 1978 to 1993, looking at every variant from the basic single carburettor Saab 900 GL to the blisteringly fast turbocharged Saab 900 turbo 16S. This unique car accelerated Saab into the global executive car market, and was its most successful model ever, with more than 900,000 sold across the world. A combination of attractive Swedish styling, reliability, balanced handling, safety and performance endeared the Saab 900 to loyal owners who kept coming back for more over its long production run. Today, the model that enthusiasts and casual observers immediately identify as ‘the Saab’ is fast becoming a collector’s car, and deservedly so, with good examples fetching premium prices. This book is an essential reference for all the classic Saab 900s produced. This book features dozens of rare and previously unpublished photographs that the author, a Saab enthusiast and owner for twenty-five years, has researched and obtained from archives in the UK and Scandinavia. There is growing interest in this modern-day classic from enthusiasts and investors, and prices for the best survivors are steadily rising. This book will act as a useful, concise and attractive single reference point to this audience.