One of the last, most unique and rare Saabs is currently for sale in The Netherlands. Assembly for this 2012 Saab 9-3 convertible was completed by ANA in Trollhattan after the Saab Automobile AB bankruptcy in December 2011. ANA also completed the assembly of the Independence Edition convertibles.
Sky Blue is a very unique color and only was used for this 9-3 Convertible, a 9-3 Sedan and a 9-3 SportCombi. This Saab 9-3 only has 14.476 kilometers on the odometer so practically still like new. It is loaded with several Hirsch upgrades in addition to the standard equipment of the 9-3 Independence Edition. This includes a Hirsch sport suspension, Hirsch exhaust system, Hirsch steering wheel and pedals, Hirsch engine tuning to 260 hp and 19″ BBS wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 235/35 ZR19 tires.
The interior features the same upgrades as the Independence Edition like Hirsch leather carbon dashboard, Hirsch leather door handles, handbrake lever and smart-slot cover and Hirsch leather panel around the shift lever. There are interior trim pieces that are painted in the Sky Blue body color and it has a unique turbo gauge.
The car was sold new in April 2012 and price was SEK 543 920 at the time. This converts to EUR 56,750 or USD 65,600 at current exchange rates. These prices included sales tax which can be quite high in Sweden. It is currently offered for EUR 57.500 by Auto Leitner so close to the selling price when it was new. The rarity of this car justifies the price and hopefully it will find a Saab enthusiast who will take great care of it.
This same 9-3 Sky Blue convertible was offered for sale by the original owner in late 2012. Offers were considered at SEK 400.000 (EUR 46K / US$60K) but it is not immediately known how much it sold for and if it changed owners at all. More information in this forum thread on SaabWorld: link
Auto Leitner is located in Alkmaar in the province of North Holland, just 40 kilometers north of Amsterdam. More information can be found on their website: Auto Leitner – 2012 Saab 9-3 Cabriolet Sky Blue
This Saab 9-3 on Garaget: https://www.garaget.org/?car=287512