For Sale: SAAB 9-3 Convertible 2004 Hirsch & MapTun

Skärmavbild 2014-08-07 kl. 07.54.04
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Skärmavbild 2014-08-07 kl. 08.10.27Cleaning up in my garage and now, summer soon over so I decided to let my convertible go.

It is a car that was originally sold by the Saab Dealer in Santa Monica California. As an ARC model with the HOT (High Output Turbo) 5 speed manual. The car was taken to Sweden in 2007 and got the AERO trim added. Also upgraded with the ice block design clear light clusters.

The car has never been driven in the winter ever, as new underneath, so NO salt issues ODO is at 112000 KM

The car has been gently modified to become an even better car compared to the day it left the Magna Steyer plant in Graz, Austria.

Engine,  L850 2,0 liter Turbo, MapTun Flexprogram Gasoline/Ethanol E85, Digital ignition upgrade to m/y .2005, Sachs race sinter clutch, Talliaferro Shortshifter, Ferrita Twinpipe race exhaust system with a race catalyst race down pipe. +280 bhp (never been on a dyno)

Chassis: Yellow adjustable KONI dampers front and back, HR Sportsprings, SAAB Original ALU 65 18″ 10 Spoke wheels, 9-3 AERO V6 314mm brakes. New Michelin Sport Pilot Tires just 1500 km.

Interior: Hirsch leather dash with white stitchings, Hirsch aluminium pedals, Hirsch doorhandles/handbrake and slot kit in leather, Hirsch aluminumlook on the glovebox, US auto dimming mirror with compass and garage door opener. AERO steering wheel y/m 2006, Radio Infotainment system 150, AUX/MP3 connector, upgraded front speakers.

Exterior: AERO body kit, Aero front and rear spoiler, US amber side front lights. Philips LED Daytime running lights, no holes in the soft-top that is in good condition, black rear mid brake light, rear parking sensors, fixed tow/hitch.709

Price to sell at € 12500 / 111600 SEK

Contact Cell phone +46709589632 /  jtrued[at] Skärmavbild 2014-08-07 kl. 07.41.08


Saab 9-5 NG AERO Hirsch for sale!

SAAB 9-5 NG AERO Hirsch 2010
SAAB 9-5 NG AERO Hirsch 2010


Making room for more classic renovations of 99 Turbos in the garage. So I have decided to put my Saab 9-5 NG AERO 2010 for sale.

Its one of the first production cars with number #175 a carbon grey metallic with parchment  leather interior. First owner was SAAB Automobile AB in Trollhättan. I am the second owner and the car has now just 44000 km on the odometer. The specifications list is quite unique:

Engine & Chassis:

4 cylinder 260 bhp Hirsch engine with a manual 6 speed gearbox. Hirsch stainless steel quad exhaust with Helmholtz Resoantor. DriveSense active chassis with HiPer Struts. 19″ Turbine aluminium wheels + a set of 4 Studded  wheels on Saab aluminium. All Hirsch installation made by the technicians at Saab-ANA in Trollhättan.


Hirsch leather dash, HUD Head-Up-Display, Color info screen, Harman Kardon top of the line radio. GPS Navigation system with information in the HUD, DAB Digital Audio Broadcast radio, Forward camera for fraffic sign detection and warning for crossing white lines. Advanced Parking assist. Rear seat entertainment with two color screens and wireless headphones and remote control. Tinted plastic screens in rear door windows and rear window from Swedish maker Solarplexius. Textile and rubber mats. Bagage compartment with the slider aluminium control system. Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free mobile communication


Aero design line, removable tow/hitch, rear Hirsch trunklid spoiler.

Ready to be sold for 21000 EUROS, approximately 188000 SEK, the car is in Stockholm. Contact me +46709589632 or jtrued[at]

Just a clean sale no other car is of interest I have 7 Saabs already 🙂


A Rare Opportunity

I have just spotted this car for sale on Car and Classic website. I think this has to be a perfect opportunity for one of our devoted family to acquire this model with such a fantastic pedigree.

I have posted this as I feel it is a car that really should remain in the hands of the Saab community. Lets just hope it goes to an appreciative owner. For those of you outside the UK who may be wondering what the XS is it was u UK specific trim level.

The Tale Of An Online Deal Gone Bad

Jim McGuire is someone I’ve known for a while through social media and from comments on SU. For as long as I can remember, he has been talking about his dream car, a 2008 9-3 and it HAD to be Laser Red.

Through his endless searching, he finally found one and we had planned for him to write about his fantastic adventure. He was beyond excited and started posting on Facebook about his upcoming travel to pick up his dream car and putting up photos like the one below from Turbo Nines with text that just said simply “soon baby soon”.


Unfortunately, things didn’t pan out so well on this big adventure. In my eyes Jim did everything right, he contacted Saab friends in dealerships and found out the history of this vehicle with tools such as Carfax.

Even when doing things right, there is nothing like touching said car and seeing it in real life for yourself. For Jim, that meant a flight and an hour long drive to the dealer from the airport.

Some dealers purposely oversell a vehicle and some give you the honest facts. I have a sales person who works with me that received an out of town call the other day and the guy on the other end asked what he would rate it out of 10?

To me this vehicle was at least an 8 out of ten but my salesman told the person on the other end that it was a 6 out of 10. When the customer arrived, he bought the vehicle on the spot and thank the salesman for not over selling the vehicle as he had been to a few other dealers that day that had. The problem with a salesman’s word is that he may truly believe he has a 10 out of 10 vehicle but to you it may be a 6, we all have our own way of gauging this though as I said, Jim really seamed to take every precaution that I myself would have. So here is Jim’s story.

Three years ago I began my search for a 2008 9-3 Aero in Laser Red. My preference was red with parchment interior, transmission was negotiable but it had to fall into the right price for the condition.  I looked locally but never  seemed to locate one so I expanded the search regionally.

I finally came across what I was looking for at a Buick/GMC/Caddy dealer in Indiana. The mileage was more than I wanted it to be but from the pictures it looked like a winner! I contacted a friend who assisted me in having its warranty work (IRIS) report looked at. Between this and the Carfax the Aero got two thumbs up! Next I contacted the dealership who offered it for sale and the salesperson was more than accommodating in sending me many pictures and answered all my questions truthfully, so I thought.

I had asked the salesman to give the car a very thorough look as this was not only a car I desired but a early retirement gift to myself. This coming August I will hit my 20 years mark in the military and while some people go for a Harley-Davidson or BMW, I only wanted a 5 year old Saab.

Read moreThe Tale Of An Online Deal Gone Bad

Saab 9-5 Estate For Sale in The Netherlands

Could this be the first of many or the one and only?
Venza Exclusive Cars have a N-G Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon for sale amongst it’s itinerary. Not a lot of words are on the site but there is a €69,999 price tag on the windscreen.

I can tell you its a 2.0T BioPower in Aero trim including top of the range interior.

Please head over to their web site to view the other pictures they have added and dream.

Venza Exclusive1Venza Exclusive2While we are looking at this great car, can I ask if you know if any of the right hand drive versions for sale at the auction made it to the United Kingdon. Please email me (robin.kerry (at) if you have any news.

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