Postcard from England – Saab 900 Carlsson

This will be one of my final few posts on SU before heading home and it’s a real pleasure to be able to show you this cracker of a car from the 2010 Saab Owners Club annual gathering last weekend in Bath, England.

The Saab 900 Carlsson is probably my most lusted after 900 special edition vehicle. Actually, it could well be my most lusted after 900, period. Whilst we got the 9000 Carlsson in Australia, the 900 was kept mostly for the English market and we just got to drool years later when we saw the brochures.

This 900 Carlsson belongs to a young guy named Craig, and it’s pretty special. As a basic Carlsson model, this car would be pretty impressive. But this is much more than a basic Carlsson.

Have a look at the following two lists.

Those lists show the complete catalog of Saab options or accessories that were available at the time Craig’s 900 was released. What Craig’s undertaken to do is obtain all of these accessories – and fit them to the car where appropriate.

That’s a fine goal, but as you can see, that a very long list.

As of last weekend, Craig has obtained all but 11 of the items on that list. He’s found three of the eleven missing items, but the person holding them doesn’t want to sell right now.


Craig also has a Saab 9000 Carlsson – in black – that he’s looking to complete in a similar manner. Next on his list is a black 99 Turbo, which I’m sure he’ll bring up to the same high standard to complete the range.

There’s no talk of moving on to a black 9-3 or 9-5 at this stage, but knowing how people tend to allow these Saab habits to grow…….

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