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Last 9-3s a 'cheers' from Saab

2012-05-11 09:14

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - The last few right-hand drive Saab 9-3 convertibles have rolled off the Trollhätten line in Sweden and are expected to have significant sentimental value for fans.

There are only 26 cars units.

The hand-finished convertibles show off additions to the 9-3 range which was dramatically revised for 2012 and expanded to include a special Independence Edition trim line and an all-turbo power train.

The cars, described in some quarters as some of the best examples of Saab’s convertible range over 25 years, have a refreshed cabin and body styling. The Independence Edition models are finished in vivid orange metallic paint and each has a serial number etched into the rear side windows.

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Furthermore, the Independence Edition models are fitted with 18” two-tone alloys, a carbon-fibre look for the leather on the instrument panel, handbrake and gear shifter mouldings and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with contrasting orange stitching.

Given Saab’s financial battles, these “last of the line” convertibles will be sold in the UK via Saab’s network of authorised repairers.