1992 Saab 900i Cabriolet

No Reserve

Honest example bought by our lady vendor new with electric hood (replaced a few years ago) with tan leather interior and manual 'box

Ordered new through Tarbuk Saab of Wien, Austria in June 1992 and imported Duty free to the UK through the United Nations Transfer of Residence (TOR) facility in August 1993 this sole family-owned Saab 900i Cabriolet was bought new by our lady vendor whilst working for UNIDO (part of the UN) in Austria during the early 90s returning to the UK with her in ’93.

She enjoyed the car for many years before transferring ownership to her son in 2013 who used the car lightly for the next 7 years before it transferred back to his mother, the original owner again in 2020 for her to enjoy once again.

Finished in Blue, the car boasts a black Mohair roof and sits upon its original 15” X-spoke alloy wheels and presents fairly given its 30 years old and has covered 162,816 miles.  Starting promptly, the car moved around as it should for these images and video with only the engine management light illuminated at the time of consignment, with the electric folding roof also working as it should.

Under the bonnet, according to the V5C is the naturally aspirated 2,119cc four-cylinder petrol engine which would be engine code B212 developing 138bhp, however, the log book states engine code B202 suggesting it to be the naturally aspirated 1,985cc engine developing 128bhp which is the code recorded on all the original import documentation.  The drive is put to the road via five-speed manual transmission driving the front wheels.

Inside, we find soft tan leather interior with some wear evident to the driver’s seat covered by tape, walnut trim, electric windows, electric mirrors, electric roof, heated rear window, Phillips radio/cassette player and height adjustable headlights.

The history file includes the V5C confirming the two former keepers as detailed, the owner's pack with manual, service booklet with 21 stamps, the last in July-10 at 149,511 miles with one further hand-written entry in October-12 at 155,858 miles noting a major service and new discs and a ream of old bills for parts and maintenance plus documentation relating to its initial order, declarations, correspondance and import along with 12 old MOTs.

Within the ream of old bills dating back to 1999, we found confirmation of the most recent service in December 2021 at 162,063 miles for an annual service including new spark plugs plus additional coolant change in the same month along with two new rear brake callipers in June-21, a new clutch and slave cylinder in April-21 at a cost of some £714 alone and a further £520 spent on hydraulic roof replacement parts and repairs in August 2020.  A new Mohair hood was fitted in 2002 at a cost of £1,000 which is no doubt good news for the next owner.

The car’s current MOT is valid December 2023 with ten advisories noted that the next owner might wish to attend to help future proof the car’s value (enter the reg at check-mot.service.gov.uk). The MOT history shows the car has only covered c.7,000 miles over the last ten years.

On offer at No Reserve, the highest bid takes this bit of Scandinavian style home.

For more information contact - [email protected]

Reg No: K840BUH
Chassis Number: YS3AC7506N7012919
Engine Number: B20213M02N351402
Engine Size: 2199CC
Docs: V5C; import docs; bills; service book with 21 stamps; file of bills; 11+ old MOTs; MOT December-22 with 10 advisories

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Lot 107

Lot ended

Wednesday 03/08/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£3,136
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