But the 9000 Carlsson is a little bit special. In markets outside the UK, it was known as the Talladega in honour of the 19 endurance records set by three standard turbocharged 9000s at Talladega Speedway in the US in 1986. In the UK, however, it carried on the tradition of the Saab 900 Carlsson and took its moniker from Swedish rally legend Erik Carlsson.
The first Carlsson that caught our eye was this red one, up for £600, which really looks the part, and is the later 'sloping-nose' model with the 2.3-litre lump and traction control. Sadly it has been off the road for five years and thus, we suspect, rather breaks SOTW's T&T rule.
SORN'd Saab 9000 saloon ad is reproduced below
Saab 9000 cd carlsson turbo 2.3 For Sale (1991) £600
for sale is my carlsson which i have owned for 12 years it has been off the road for 5 yrs it has 130 k no mot no tax still starts and drives and is complete there is no rust just the odd minor blemish here and there it is solid underneath no welding required it needs handbrake sorting out and some bulbs are missing it will drive anywhere with no problems.the tcs needs re calibrating so it is a bit juddery but this will make a cracking car with little effort reluctant sale but i need my driveway back it has been dry stored all the time i have owned it loss off premises forces sale i have old mots service history
Hatchback 9000 Carlsson ad is reproduced below
SAAB 9000 Carlsson, black with dark grey leather interior. Circa 155,000 miles. MOT until mid August, and I dont believe any work will be needed to renew. Looks stunning, and goes extremely well. In good sound condition, but needs a bit more tlc. There are a few jobs that need doing but these are easy DIY type jobs. It does however need a new headlining.
This is a genuine flat fronted Carlsson which can only go up in value
Please phone if you are interested - Emails bore me!
Drive away for only £595 - so be quick!