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1990 SAAB 900 Turbo Carlsson
Cirrus White - Full Leather
139000 Miles - 3 Owners
Chronological Historic Paperwork File
Insurance Valuation for £25000
23 Stamp History
Incredible Investment Saab

H570 MOJ
First registered 12.10.1990 by Eachelhurst Saab in Erdington Birmingham to a Mr
Clifford of Tamworth, specified with the option of full leather interior, trading
in his Ford Granada. This was his company car for a full 3 years until October
93 at which point the V5 was registered in his wife's name however I imagine it was
still used by himself.

Their tenure of ownership lasted 19 years and 135,000 miles (almost all of its mileage)
until July 2009 when it was sold to a Mr Darwin of Holsworthy, Exeter. He owned
the car for a further 9 years covering a modest 4000 miles as an occasional drive.
In March 2018 Mr Darwin was persuaded by his friend a Mr Harley (a serial collector
and enthusiast) to part company with his Carlsson, he kept the car only 10 months
before trading it to me against a 911.

I have wanted to own this car nearly 30 years, for some reason it has eluded me, in
truth I am not concerned if and when it sells as I am unlikely to own one ever again.
Over the last 25 years and being a 2nd generation motor dealer I have been fortunate
enough to own and drive many many exotic and rare classics, however this car has me
extremely excited and bounding out the door in the morning into the Carlsson and
onto the open road. It has a life of its own, only a Saab enthusiast would understand,
some may hate it or at best not get it. For me its a piece of automotive history
representing the best of the 90s and perhaps outwith that something better inside us
all, from a Golden age where every manufacturers models had a high degree of personality
and individuality that were instantly recognizable. Driving it today it draws supreme
admiration, thumbs up, lights flashing, pictures and videos being taken and social
media posting, its not like a new Porsche where you are sneered at, lip reading
obscenities along the way, guaranteed to get let out every junction with a smile and
a wave.

Setting this car apart is its original unaltered condition, this is not a restored
Saab, nor does it require any restoration work, its an original survivor that has been
extremely well maintained and as such been spared the ravages of time. The
knowledgeable owners have taken precautions applying a pro active approach to ownership,
servicing and preservation. The whole underside is waxoyled and all cavities and
crevices injected with dinatrol into all the well documented areas that these models
can suffer corrosion - the images of which there are many should speak a thousand
words, if you know Saabs you will recognize the correct protocol has been followed.

The completeness of the paperwork is remarkable. The large leather and suede owners
folder contains all supplied handbooks. This inclusive of every piece of literature it
came with as new. Dealer business cards, price lists, options catalogue, Saab Carlsson
model range catalogue, 900 model range catalogues, quick reference guides,
the whole kit and caboodle, in short all you could dream of when sourcing a 30 year
old car.

Two original keys with dealer supplied keyrings, original dealer supplied plates with
caption " Nothing on earth comes close". Dealer decal to rear screen, full toolkit and
spare, sunroof deflector, rare front fog light covers, proper fitted branded carpet mats,
original supplied working stereo with working aerial, all manufacturers labels are
present and correct, all as the car left the factory with no add ons or cheap alterations
or compromises.

The paper history dates right back to 1993 incorporating every penny spent all in
chronological date order inclusive of a useful at a glance word document highlighting
the work and mileage analysis. (see more below).

The Saab 900 Cult
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 900 -
the last real Saab say some of the marque's cognoscenti. Think of it as a
time-warped Sixties swinger but with MTV street cred and a style and look that
was as unique as Citroen's. All of which is why the last Saab 900 - manufactured
until 1993 - became an instant classic upon its demise, and remains a sought
after though little remembered classic as yet, though time has a habit of changing
things.

Owning a late model Saab 900 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, and would be the envy of any Saab
show it entered. With values of young timer Fords Vauxhalls Mercs and Bmws rising,
this is a bit different and is a model that has a proper depth to the build quality
and engineering, one of the coolest cult cars ever made.

The Carlsson 900 Turbo
The Carlsson was a special edition 900 made in honour of Erik Carlsson, of which
only 600 examples were made in the three years it was in production (1990 to 1992).
Today these are highly elusive models, a search of how many left website suggests
that currently there are only 3 cars registered, you will be unlikely ever to pass
another one on the road. All 900 Carlssons were 3-door hatchbacks, had a body
coloured AirFlow body kit, were fitted with twin chrome exhausts, and were powered
by the 1985 cc turbocharged engine with an upgraded (Red) APC giving 185 bhp
(138 kW; 188 PS). The Carlsson was also equipped with the “Number 8” primary
gear set. The Carlsson boasts an impressive line-up of standard equipment which
includes a fully tuned chassis, anti-lock brake system (ABS + 3), sports steering
wheel, leather gear knob and gaiter, and electric sunroof. This particular car
was specified with optional full Leather.

Chassis no : YS3AAD35L5L 7016454
Engine Number : B202LIM03L 048385

History File
This is as perfect an unrestored classic 900 that money could buy, the many images
tell just that. As far as I am aware there are no matters outstanding and I have been
using it. The service book has 23 stamps, this being just the tip of the ice berg
with at least 30 discernible engine services mentioned in the word sheet. The
history is too much to list but includes a gearbox rebuild, a clutch with both
master and slave cylinders, a new windscreen and a genuine headlining being
professionally fitted looking as good as new. The last service was in October
2018 which included oil fuel and air filters. The MOT expires March 19 and I will
refresh this. Some other recent works are listed below.

- Alloys properly restored with centre caps in Anthracite and diamond cut
- 4 new tyres
- Tracking done
- 2 new front ball joints
- New turbo oil feed pipe

Body
As unmarked as it is remarkable.The paint retains a deep glossy shine and is in
superb condition all around and looking to be factory original. On close inspection
there are no negatives to be found with only a few discreet blemishes that have been
touched in. All of the panels are nice and straight, lining up as they should, with
all lenses remaining free from any cracks or moisture. Presents like a 5 yr old car
with a true depth to paint, currently detailed to a very high standard with all
the lines angles and quirks of the 900 surely looking their best in Flat White.
The underside is excellent too with old school undersealing evident, open
any door or inspect any gutter line and its lovely. Note : Any dirty looking areas
in the gaps and crevices are not rust or dirt, this is dinotrol for protection.

Cabin
The interior of the 900 is awash with period leather, emitting an unforgettable
aroma that takes you back in time. 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. Its never been smoked in and has an as new
cigar lighter.

Engine
The engine bay presents remarkably well and is consistent with a car having
been extremely well cared for. Unsurprisingly the 5 speed transmission (which
has been rebuilt) shifts through the gears with ease and there are no shortcomings
with anything, its an utter joy. The underside is dry and well protected, the car
has never had any welding.

Alloys/Tyres - two sets
Diamond cut two tone Anthracite Super Aero alloys, arguably the best alloy ever put
on a Saab. They are immaculate with new matching tyres that are barely run in. These
are actually not the standard alloys, which look inferior, I do have the originals
and they are in excellent condition with matching tyres and will come with the car.

Saab Innovation
Things like the world's first side impact bars, the first pollen and pollution
filter for the cabin air system, and windscreen pillars made of 2.5mm rolled steel,
were all unique Saab traits. Lift up the carpet and you will find box section
steel beams like no other car, reinforcing the floor. The 900 was so far ahead
in safety terms at its 1979 launch that it stayed safe until its discontinuation
in 1993 after nearly a million cars were made. Driving the Saab 900 is a world
away from today's flat-screened greenhouses. You sit deep behind a unique curved
windscreen with a dashboard that rolls away for acres. The windscreen is slot-like
and your knees go under the fascia - not over it. It is more like sitting in a deep
Victorian cast iron bath. The seats feel orthopaedic, and the boot space is massive,
I could go on and on...and I will.....

Remember you get what you pay for in life, the quality of this 900 will remain long
after the price has been forgotten. Be mindful that currently there are only 3 of this
model licenesed and on the road. Investment wise this is easily tipped as a model
that will multiply in value in coming years, think about it..

Key Information
* Agreed valuation for insurance purposes for £25000
* UK delivery available
* All p/x welcome
* central locking/headlamp wash/full electric pack
* leather book pack/all manuals/literature/2 keys
* original service booklet
* complete toolkit/jack etc
* Excellent fuel consumption 95-99 ron
* Haynes manual
* Spare rotor and distributor
* Boxed brake flexis


£19,995

 

 

 

 

 

 

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