I don’t know about you, but there is a certain Saab I always wanted to have. In my case it is not a certain model or a model-year or a certain body style or even a certain engine, in my case it is the colour.
I always wanted a monte-carlo yellow Saab.
In 1999 I bought my first car/Saab, it was a brand new 9-3 with the 2L non-turbo engine as I couldn’t afford more. It was a non frills base model, and the only options I had were 5 spoke 15″ alloy rims and ACC. I couldn’t afford more, and I wanted to own a new car, so I had to go for the most basic Saab.
When I went though the catalogue I saw the yellow cabriolet, and decided just by looking at that picture, that my car had to be yellow, monte-carlo yellow.
I felt very disappointed as I learned that that colour was reserved for the convertible, at least in Germany, so I went for just the opposite, silver metallic.
Years passed by, but I still wanted my yellow Saab, but Saab wasn’t offering yellow cars any more, I don’t know if the yellow Viggen has ever been available in Germany, but my budget wouldn’t allow me to buy a Viggen anyhow. So I decided to go for a motorbike. It had to be a. yellow and b.the brand had to be as charismatic as Saab.
The result was a yellow Ducati monster.
This is not my monster, the picture is from the net, but mine looked almost identical to that. I totalled my monster after missing a red light, and since then the dark side of the force doesn’t allow me to buy a new motorbike.
The years passed and Saab started offering yellow convertibles once again. I was very excited about that, but once again I felt very disappointed when I saw the colour in real life, it was not monte-carlo yellow, it was too palish for my taste.
At that time I was a visitor of trollhattansaab, and Swade started talking on his new to him Monte-Carlo 9-3.
I felt very envious of him, and started my quest for an affordable 9-3 in Monte-Carlo yellow. In 2009 I found one in Helsinborg, and as I was visiting Trollhättan that summer, I decided to make a short stop and have a test ride. At the end, the global economic situation of 2009 didn’t allow me to buy a 3 door 1999 9-3 in Monte-Carlo yellow.
Currently I’m waiting that the Saab situation is solved and after that I will decide if I continue my quest for a Monte-Carlo yellow 9-3 or if I wait for the JC 9-3, hopping that Saab will offer that car in a nice shade of yellow.
(Note: a Monte-Carlo yellow C900 is indeed a very nice car, but one in good condition is by far to costly for me)
So what is the Saab you never had?
A two stroker, a Sonnet, a Viggen or maybe a TurboX?
Does anybody have information about the car on the first picture?
It is not a Viggen, it is a concept car called Saab 900 Coupé, High Performance Concept.