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1998 SAAB 9000 CSE ANNIVERSARY 2.3 FULL PRESSURE TURBO 200 BHP AUTO
94OOO Miles - 10 Saab Dealer & Specialist Service Stamps
Heated Seats - Cruise - 10 Disc Clarion
Incredible Original Survivor

R815 VLB
Registered and delivered on 20th February 1998 by Viking Saab in Watford to a Mr
Harrison of Borehamwood who owned it more than 10 years. Driven nearly all its days
by mature gentleman and ones who were prepared to spend on it taking it routinely to
recognized professionals. This must be one of the very last 9000 models ever registered
given that the 9-5 replacement was already being registered on R plates. What
sets this car apart is the condition and the fact it has never been serviced by
anyone other than the right people, a total of 10 service stamps are present in
the service booklet alongside a thick wad of bills. Wearing its genuine factory
paint it has never been bumped or had anything changed from factory spec. Both keys
with both remotes, owners wallet with all handbooks, everything down to the original
radio code is present. The car has been garaged, never smoked in and not had any
abuse, this has preserved it remarkably well.

The Swansong Anniversary
The range’s swansong was the Anniversary, so named because it coincided with the maker’s
50th Anniversary. Engine options remained unchanged, with cars being offered with either
of the light pressure (LPT) engines rated at 150 and 170 bhp respectively or the 2.3 FPT
(200bhp) which is installed in this car. Smart new 8 spoke alloys complimented the Aero
style body-kit that included colour coded wrap around bumper covers, sill extensions,
front and rear spoilers and wheel arch moldings. The side moldings on the doors and
front wings had black as opposed to the normal chrome effect inserts, in common with
the Aero. An upgrade steering wheel with wood inserts gave the cars a special feel whilst
leather seat facings in either rocky black (with suede inserts) or sand beige
(with alpaca inserts) were standard, along with textile over mats. In addition this
runout model has a Harman/Kardon stereo system with CD player and ten acoustically
engineered speakers.
Reflecting the maker’s aviation connection, seat backrests were embossed with the SAAB
aeroplane logo. These models are now very rare and becoming highly collectable.

Service History - 10 Stamps, Viking Saab, Cromwell Saab & Saab Master.

* Chassis YS3CF68U4W1000343
* Engine B234ECA00W003669

Recent Work In Last 10,000 Miles

- New ABS sensor
- New front suspension wishbone
- New rear bushes
- New catalytic convertor support bracket
- Good set of matching tyres
- New electric aeriel
- New oil pressure switch
- New rear mudflaps
- New central locking solenoid
- Air con debug service
- New ignition switch
- Headlight bulbs upgraded

SAAB 9000
The classic world is at last waking up to the classic Saab, like all the real Saab's
its as timeless now as it was then, and they were the real deal. Classic cars come
and go but the appeal of some remains constant and none more so than the 9000 -
the last real Saab say some of the marque's cognoscenti. Owning a late model Saab
9000 is an easy way to being different and this modern classic is one that anyone
would be deeply proud to be the next custodian, its ready to be used and enjoyed
and stored with sympathy.

Body
As unmarked as it is remarkable. It has a commanding presence in the flesh.
The paint retains a deep glossy shine and is in superb condition all around and
looking to mostly factory original. On close inspection there are no negatives to be
found with only a few discreet blemishes . All of the panels are nice and
straight, lining up as they should. Literally presents like a far younger vehicle
with a true depth to paint, currently detailed to a very high standard with all
the lines angles and quirks of the 9000 surely looking their best in Silver
metallic. The plastic stone chip prevention is still in place at bottom of
the sills front and rear further evidencing the originality of the paint.

Cabin
The interior of the 9000 is awash with period leather, the perfect contrast to the
exterior paintwork. The chairs remain virtual as new, and supportive in a way
seats will never be again. The rear seats look unused and the headlining is perfect.
The A1 condition continues to the door cards, along the bottoms of the doors,
the door shuts and A and B posts, along the dashboard, and all the rubbers none
of which shows signs of age or damage. The centre console is the same, with
no wear to any buttons or knobs. The carpets throughout remain clean and tidy
and unspoiled. Whal. The wood is in first class condition also.

Engine
The engine bay presents remarkably well and is consistent with a car having
done little mileage. Having been well maintained. Unsurprisingly the auto
transmission shifts through the gears with ease and there are no shortcomings
with anything, its an utter joy. Driving the car today one is reminded of just
how well engineered they truly were, it fast, comfortable and silent, this 9000
will take you anywhere in style. Even by modern day standards this is a fast saloon.

You may find many cheaper 9000 models however I doubt another one with such
original condition and unspoiled service record exists. A special car....

Other Information
* mot expires November however will provide a fresh test
* leather book pack/all manuals/literature
* original service booklet
* complete toolkit/jack etc
* CD player fitted
* 5 owners
* Various spare parts

£4,995

 

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