Thanks to any of you who helped out Klaus and his dissertation needs by completing the automotive blogs survey. Another, and different, request for assistance has come in and I thought maybe some of the European visitors to this site might be able to help.
Ronny has emailed me and told me the rather sad story of his 1995 Saab 9000 Griffen. The car was an exquisite example of Saab’s highest luxury offering of the time and apparently, was originally a gift from the Swedish government to someone special in Norway.
Unfortunately Ronny and the Griffen were rear-ended a few days ago. Thankfully, Ronny and his young daughter were uninjured, but the same can’t be said or the Griffen, which is quite likely to be written off by his insurance company.
The problem is, the insurance company doesn’t have a market value for a Saab 9000 Griffen. They have numbers for the Saab 9000 but not for the Griffen model, saying that it wasn’t sold in their market (I assume it’s in Norway). Ronny needs to find some market values.
If any of you Europeans know for sure whether the 9000 Griffen was sold in Norway, and at what price, I’m sure Ronny would find that useful to take to the insurance company.
Ronny – I’d enquire with Saab in Norway and see what they can tell you.
For what it’s worth, the Saab 9000 Griffen sold for A$87,900 here in Australia when new in 1995 and a top condition, low mileage example is rated at A$7,300 today for a private sale.
Hope that helps.