2001 Saab 9-3SE Cabriolet série limitée Leica
Year of manufacture2001
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Number of doors2
French registration title
Limited edition of 125 copies
Only 65,200 kilometres
The Saab 9-3, which appeared in 1998, is the successor to the legendary Saab 900. Built on the basis of the Opel Vectra chassis (General Motors), this all-new 9-3 has a sporty and sleek design, available in several body styles, coupé, saloon and cabriolet. Following the example of the other Nordic brands in the 1990s (mainly Volvo), Saab offers mainly petrol engines and a single diesel engine, faithful to its "clean" brand image marketing vehicles that are less polluting than the average. The 2.0L injection engine will be offered in 130, 154 and 184 hp, as will its turbo version, which will also offer three power levels, 150, 185 and 205 hp. Before giving way to the second generation that appeared at the end of 2002, the first version of the 9-3 will be sold in nearly 450,000 units in all versions. A few limited versions will be marketed, some of them specific to the countries in which they are sold. This is the case of the Leica edition produced in collaboration with Leica France and therefore only available in France.
The example we present here is the 31st of the 125 convertibles manufactured for the French market and is equipped with the 4 cylinder 2.0L turbo with 150 horsepower. Sold new by the Saab dealer in Mulhouse in July 2001, the 9-3 Leica cabriolet is distinguished by its anthracite grey and blue leather seats with a titanium grey dashboard and a sports steering wheel. This attractive Swedish car was regularly serviced by the Saab Premium Automobiles dealer who sold the car in 2001, as evidenced by the numerous invoices in the car's historical file. These naturally accompany the user and maintenance manuals as well as all technical inspections since 2005. A Leica camera was delivered to each buyer, but we can easily understand why the owner chose to keep it. This Saab convertible is equipped with the 5-speed mechanical gearbox and has only 65,200 kilometres on the odometer. The overall appearance of the car is excellent, the bodywork is free of scratches and bumps and the leather upholstery has been perfectly preserved. The three-layer soft top is impeccable and its hydro-electric control is working normally. A modern and safe car, this Saab cabriolet has all the qualities of a good, comfortable and welcoming roadster that can be used on a variety of routes between motorways and small, sunny country roads.
This car will be sold by auction by AGUTTES Auction House, in Paris, France, on March the 21th, 2021.
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