1991 Saab 9000 XSi
(Featured on 8th December 2013)
Model: 9000 XSi
Registration: J2 AEJ
Sellers original description:
Absolutely unique example of the best model of traditional Saab ever made (in my humble opinion.)
This is a really lovely machine for the year. The inside has not been smoked in and literally looks like it is only a year old. The carpets , headlining etc are all in great condition. On the exterior there is the odd very minor mark but the car with some personal TLC could be of show winning order. The beauty of this car is that it has NOT been mothballed - as you can see from the service history this car has always been in regular use at an average of 45 miles per week!
This exceptional example has had only one private owner from brand new. . . thats only one keeper in 22 years!! The car was supplied new by Causeway Saab in Chippenham. The car has a full Saab main dealer history until 2011, when that Saab dealer ceased trading, and has since then been serviced locally.
The services are as follows (are you holding your breath).. PDI- 596- 4,702- 8,187- 11,614- 15,344- 16,868- 19,285- 22,907- 26,097- 28,466- 31,731- 34,343- 35,469- 38,230- 41,151- 42,799- 44,984- 46,384- 48,115- 49,284- 50,216- 50,832 and 51,867 in May this year. Average service every 2,000 miles, can you get better than that? All the original documents and folder are with the car including the original purchase invoice for £19,845 (in1991!)
This car is a real blast from the past! Before I retired I spent well over 20 years selling Saabs, (you may well have heard of my companies St George Saab and Only Saab.) In all that time selling thousands of Saabs I never came across one with this pedigree, I defy anyone to find another one like this! Low mileage cars like this example must offer some sort of investment as obviously Saab are not going to be making any more cars in the future.
One advantage of a car this age is that they are relatively cheap to run and they can be repaired by a human rather than a computer in the newer cars. The build quality in 1991 was exceptional and this could be a future classic? The gentleman who owned the car had a personalised number which he retained, the new registration is J202XDC.
When I collected this car I decided to take it for a drive down to Devon and gthen a round trip to Shrewsbury and London - the car was an absolute joy to drive, with the sunroof open and the car purring along effortlessly at 70mph.
I could happily sell this car into the trade but I would much prefer to sell the car on to the end user as old age looms and I have now retired and need to sell my last two cars and get out into the garden - so the car is on a one way ticket to be sold. The car certainly wont devalue if it sits in my driveway, but it deserves to be owned by someone who appreciates and wants to enjoy the pleasure of owning a unique Saab.