1990 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible – SOLD!

5 speed manual transmission. 69K miles. $11,500

Hello! My name is Jeff. I live in Richmond, VA, and I am selling my beautiful 1990 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible.

This is the third 900 convertible I have owned, and certainly my favorite. My family and I have absolutely loved this car the past three years. It’s been our sunny weekend driver – mostly short jaunts around town, and Cars and Coffee events. 

I purchased it from a friend in the neighborhood, and have been lucky to have this really nice example of the classic 900 convertible. I know there are not too many left out there in this condition – especially with the 5-speed transmission. I’m hoping to find it a new place with someone who loves these cars.

Why am I selling this amazing 900? I am starting a family business, which has been a dream of mine. The funds from this sale will go a long way toward making that dream a reality.

Ask me any questions you may have. Or stop by to check it out if you are nearby.


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The Basics

  • 1990 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible. 4-cylinder. 
  • Red (believe it’s named Cherry). Beige leather interior
  • 5-speed manual
  • Very clean. Virtually rust free
  • 69,000 miles
  • Really good running condition
  • Original Clarion radio with tape deck, and working equalizer
  • Newer top (replaced about five years ago I believe)
  • Goodyear tires with a lot of life left in them
  • Top of dashboard is in really good condition
  • In Richmond, VA. Come check it out!
  • Much of the service for me (and the previous owner) was done at Saabtech here in town, though routine service (oil changes, inspections) and a few items (like battery, motor mounts) were completed at my local shop
  • Inspection and oil change just this week
  • Price: $11,500

Maintenance and upgrades (in the 3 years I have owned the car)

  • Replaced engine mounts
  • Wheel alignment
  • Replaced most of the exhaust system (mufflers, pipes)
  • Head gasket replaced
  • Replaced shocks
  • Replaced battery
  • Replaced windshield, due to a rock chip


  • Generally good condition with no rust that I can find, except for one tiny spot near the rear deck lid where there is a chip in the paint
  • Two smaller dimples on the back trunk (see photos)
  • Black molding on trim and bumpers is not too faded. But you may want to repaint at some point in the future
  • Goodyear Assurance 185/65R/15s have plenty of tread left
  • The convertible top still looks new, and seals great. No water issues
  • Exterior window and rubber trim pieces all appear to be in very good condition


  • Very clean
  • Beige leather interior
  • Leather/leatherette door inserts are an upgrade from the typical fabric
  • 5-speed manual
  • Driver’s side heated seat (works!). Passenger seat also has heat, though I can’t verify it works
  • All dashboard and warning lights illuminate
  • Both power mirrors work
  • All four power windows work
  • Top of the dashboard is in really good condition, with no fading. A few very small cracks (see photos)
  • Molding around the dashboard is also in really good condition. No breaks. Only issue is an area on the driver’s side where the glue has come loose. I have not attempted to address, as I know someone else is better suited for that than me
  • Cruise control (does not work)
  • Heat works great
  • Saab factory security system (disconnected)
  • A/C will need to be converted to R-134A


  • Original radio with tape deck
  • Tape deck is not working. I’m not sure if a good cleaning would fix that
  • Audio equalizer works, and looks awesome!

Extras and miscellaneous that are included

  • Saab toolkit is still in the trunk
  • Huge set of Saab service manuals and a Haynes manual
  • Tonneau covers from a 1988 900 I had, will be included. They look really good, but I haven’t been able to fit them perfectly. I had thought covers were standard across the years, but maybe they don’t fit perfectly because of the replacement top?
  • New speakers (both front and back) from Crutchfield will be included. I did not install, in case the new owner wants to keep car as original as possible. Original speakers work fine, but obviously will not sound as nice as new ones
  • Battery charger/maintainer will be included
  • Car cover included
  • Saab floor mats
  • Replacement fuel filler door
  • Two sets of keys
  • An almost new can of fluid for the convertible top motor reservoir

Important info to know

  • Fuel filler door went missing one day. I believe somebody ripped it off. I have a new door in the correct color. But it will need a new plastic attachment ring (see photo) to re-attach
  • All warning lights work. However, the Anti Lock and Brake Fluid warning lights sometimes illuminate when driving if you hit the brakes hard. I believe this is just a bad sensor. I’ve never had an issue with brakes or fluid levels since I’ve had the car. Also, the Check Engine light will illuminate randomly. I’m told that is probably just a sensor issue. I haven’t checked the MAF or any tubing
  • The top operation button has a crack, but still functions fine
  • Passenger seat has a rip in it. It’s fairly small, and mostly along seams and in a centralized area. Hopefully not too difficult to repair
  • The motors that operate the power top seem strong, and operate the top easy enough. I do, however, have to top off the fluid level in the reservoir under the back seat every so often
  • There is a very slow battery drain. If you don’t start the car for a couple weeks, it could need a jump. I have not traced it. A battery charger/maintainer will be included, so you can keep it fully charged
  • There is a very slight engine oil leak. It’s never been enough to where I needed to add oil. But I have seen a few drips on the pavement here and there
  • I am doing my best to get some replacement paperwork for repairs and maintenance. I lost most of it in a a basement flood last year. Saabtech has been difficult to reach lately, but I will provide what I can
  • Come see this car. It’s a classic, has been reliable for me, is very well taken care of, and just a joy to drive!