That’s what ex-President of Saab USA, Bob Sinclair said about why they built the first 900 convertible.
Autoweek are combining a brief road run in the 20th Anniversary Edition Convertible with a brief history of the Saab Convertible. The final result is a sort-of brief article that’ll only take you a little time to read and you’ll enjoy another insight into the car and get a little history into the bargain – complete with a few quotes from Mr Sinclair himself.
It’s not all history though, and Autoweek remain as enamoured with the car as they’ve always been:
We drove one in the hills above Santa Barbara (Saab was playing off the original car’s recent starring role in the movie Sideways). Nice day. No wind buffeting, no cowl shake and all 258 lb-ft of torque available for passing, which we did a lot.
The article also has a really good photo gallery covering the history of the convertible, from the first 900 concept through the later 900’s, the 9-3 Viggen Vert and the 20th Anniversary model. Good stuff.
Just to give you all a little local perspective, I’ve heard recently that Australia’s version of the 20th Anniversary Edition convertible comes with the standard 4 cylinder engine rather than the V6 that the US are getting.
That’s a little poor if you ask me. If it’s supposed to be specia, then make it special.