Every now and then, we like to feature the odd Swedish ride here at GCFSB. More often than not, Swedish build quality is on par with the offerings from Germany, even if, sometimes, performance might take a backseat. That’s not so much the case with this Saab 900. The SPG was the high performance variant of the 900, with a 160 horsepower, turbocharged 16 valve engine. While the 22 SPG prototypes were pearlescent white, the first production examples offered in 1985 were offered in dark gray and silver, with dark gray being the only color available until the car was discontinued in 1991. A little over 7,000 SPGs were built and they are highly prized amongst the Saab faithful. Being a performance model, many of these SPGs were run hard and put up wet. This SPG for sale in New York, however, is looking rather fresh for its age and still has travelled under 100,000 miles.
1991 SAAB 900 SPG, 99,767 Original Miles, runs and drives 100%
Engine: 4 Cyl, 2.0L
Body Style: 2 Door Hatchback
This one owner, Tennessee beauty comes to us loaded with all available options that Saab had in 1991. It has manual gearbox, power brakes, leather/ heated seats, fog lights, power windows, power door locks, Tape/AM/FM, power sunroof and air conditioning. This is an original, unmodified Saab 900 SPG. It has original SPG body kit. Engine is in Good Shape, does not smoke, does not leak, nice and quiet. Manual gearbox box feels perfect, shifts without any problems, without delay, and without noise. Clutch feels like brand new. Suspension is in excellent shape, car tracks nice and straight.
There is No evidence of any electrical problems. The exterior is in excellent shape for a 1991. (Check out the pictures!). This car has absolutely no rust. Leather seats, carpet floor and glass are all in great shape. Interior of this car is nice and clean. This car has four tires that have over 90% thread left. It will be sold with a clear title and it will be sold as-is, where-is.
The Buy it Now price of $10,800 is all the money for one of these SPGs. I’ve always liked the SPG, as it offers good performance and utility in a package that stands out from the normal crowd of vintage GTIs, BMW 3 series coupes and other German iron of the day. With the demise of Saab, these early 900s are only going to grow in popularity, due to the fact that this was one of the last Saabs not to have GM’s fingerprints on it. Considering the mileage and condition, this SPG has a lot of motoring thrills left to deliver and will hopefully be preserved as a reminder of a car company that took the road less travelled.