It’s hard to find pictures of the Saab 900 2-door. I’ve been searching through Google images for a while now and whilst there’s a few 4-door saloons and a couple of grainy 2-door shots, there’s very few decent shots of them.
I even went over to Saab Central and checked out the Saab brochures on file there. No 2-doors in the brochures or ads that I could see.
The classic 900 is a model that made its biggest visual impact in 3-door form. It also mode a pretty big practical impact in that form as well, due to the incredible load-carrying capacity. The 2-door has never received the same level of kudos and to be honest, most of them did look pretty plain straight out of the factory.
Consider this 4-door (2-door pics really are hard to find) and its rather standard appearance.
It’s not doing a whole lot to set anyone’s world on fire. Really. It’s a nice and fairly conservative looking sedan type thing.
The 2-door version does look a bit sleeker in general. The 2-door shape is certainly more complimentary on the Saab 99, where the proportions look almost perfect. And of course, the 2-door looks totally brilliant when it has it’s roof chopped off. But many of the 2-door Saab 900’s that you’re likely to see are pretty similar to the 4-door version above.
But they can be made to look pretty darn good. Once again, it’s a case of the wheels maketh the car. And the paint, and the stance. OK, there’s a number of things that maketh the car, but the wheels certainly make a big contribution. I’m not sure these would be the ones I’d choose myself, but they do add to the presence of the car.
As there’s not enough 2-door 900 pictures on the web, if you’ve got some then please send them in. We might have to start a bit of a gallery for this seemingly under-loved model.