26th May 2004, 03:39 PM
Just found this on Autotrader! :o 8)

1986 SAAB 90, 1986, a topless
little summer sizzler, cheapest convertible in the world, roof reduced due to recent soft top fitted (not included), long MoT, drives well. £595.
WALKERTel: 01924 386282
Distance: 111 miles
Price: £595

26th May 2004, 03:45 PM
Wouldn't be a bad toy for the summer. The shipping costs would kill me and my 9000 would get jealous though.

26th May 2004, 03:47 PM
Oops Mark P beat me too it. In my own forum (99 workshop) too :oops:

By two minutes as well, bloody psychics :roll:

26th May 2004, 03:49 PM
wow thats only 26 miles from me looks a nice little cheeky 90 :lol:

Big Nev
26th May 2004, 05:02 PM
Wonder what has been done to strengthen the underbody?
A few miles on the streets of Bristol will have the doors bursting open and the shell sagging if nowts been done :nono;

26th May 2004, 05:58 PM
mmmm i've been there... anyone noticed in photoshop how good the original Audi Coupé looks topless?

All very well its got a long MOT - its the last one you'll ever get without DVLA / engineers inspection.............

hang on Nev.. youve got nearly as bad a reputation for angle grinding as i have!

27th May 2004, 04:54 AM
I sooo want that car! but imagine trying to classify it for insurance!

27th May 2004, 10:50 AM
excuse my ignorance, but I was not aware that they ever made a 99-vert? (at least in the US) or is this an aftermarket kit??

27th May 2004, 11:03 AM
insurance is simple enough through a specialist.. they would require evidence of engineers report etc.
that's before you got anywhere near an MOT test or a legit V5 accurate to what you were actually driving :-?

since the regs have tightened up you cant just chop up a car and just drive it anymore.. my thoughts are that if it was a legit conversion or properly done one-off it would certainly be offered at a far greater price???

27th May 2004, 12:27 PM
Price has gone down now!

27th May 2004, 12:51 PM
quelle suprise.. :wink:

weld on 4 four chain attachments, paint it yellow, blah blah blah.... :cheesy:

27th May 2004, 12:56 PM
excuse my ignorance, but I was not aware that they ever made a 99-vert?
Not a 99, a 90. Looks like a 99 from the front and a 900 saloon from the rear and replaced the 99 in the European market. The 90 was never sold in the US.
However, even in Europe and the UK, it was never offered as a convertible. It is a custom job. The suspicion in this thread is that it wasn't a very good job...