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1985 Saab 900 Turbo Limousine – Click above for high-res image gallery

Known as "The Classic" among brand fans, the first generation Saab 900 enjoyed a seriously long production run from 1978 to 1993. It was offered as a coupe, sedan, three and five-door hatchback and even a convertible version. One bodystyle the car car not offered in, however, was that of a stretched limousine. But that little omission apparently didn't stop one determined Saab owner with plans for his 1985 900 Turbo. The mad scientist decided to add six feet to the 184.1-inch length of the original car. The result is a five-speed manual transmission equipped Saab 900 Turbo limousine, and it can be parked in (and possibly hang out of) your driveway for $12,500.

The owner has posted his turbocharged limo on SaabNet and states he states that the vehicle is very clean and runs great. It has 145,000 miles on the odometer, which for a 900 Turbo is barely middle-age. A first generation Saab 900 is pretty cool, and a turbocharged limo with a manual gearbox is certainly unique. We only wish we could see what has been done to the interior, but alas, there are no photos and with (what else) limo-tinted windows, there's no peeking inside, either. The asking price seems a bit steep compared to what a normal 900 Turbo might command, but this might be the only limo that would be at home running the prom circuit as it would a Swedish forest rally stage, and that's gotta be worth something.

The ad can be found in the SaabNet classifieds, scroll down a bit to find it.


1985 Saab 900 Turbo Limousine front three-quarter
  • 1985 Saab 900 Turbo Limousine front three-quarter
  • 1985 Saab 900 Turbo Limousine front three-quarter
  • 1985 Saab 900 Turbo Limousine
  • 1985 Saab 900 Turbo Limousine
  • 1985 Saab 900 Turbo Limousine rear three-quarter
  • 1985 Saab 900 Turbo Limousine rear three-quarter

[Source: SaabNet]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Perfect for the man or woman who wants to say "yes, I am a college professor, but I am also wealthy."
      • 4 Years Ago
      Quirky.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have a 1995 Saab 900se with 276k miles and it runs like a champ.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very popular limo for Swedish-themed weddings and proms in the USA.

      Of which there have been exactly 4 since 1879.

      • 4 Years Ago
      That's a terrible thing to do to a lovely car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah this makes me a little sad.
        Stretching an old-school Volvo 2 or 7-series is cool, but this Swede should be left alone.
      • 4 Years Ago
      2 wrongs don't make a right..ugh!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Its really long on charm....I don't think it means any [I]harm[/I].
      • 4 Years Ago
      At least it is unique.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Speaking of 4-cylinder turbocharged FWD limousines, I recall in the early 1980's Chrysler offered a limousine based on the K-car platform. As I recall it wasn't that much longer than the stock version.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've seen this car on the road a couple times since it's from where I live. Looks good in person.
      • 4 Years Ago
      SAAB has become a long way, well, of hitting the rock bottom.

      'tis be a good projection of where SAAB is now
      • 4 Years Ago
      Saab!! Saab needs a spiritual successor to this, badly.
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