Saab is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the debut of the first Saab convertible by releasing a limited-edition 9-3 convertible in a choice of unique color and trim schemes with Special Edition badging. Saab first unveiled a drop-top version of the 900 in 1983 at the Frankfurt Motor Show and the small Swedish automaker has sold more than 250,000 convertibles since, making the drop-tops a mainstay of the brand.
The 2009 anniversary edition, which will be officially introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, celebrates the unveiling of the first convertible with a new, appropriately-named paint scheme, Bright Champagne, though it will also be available in Jet Black and Carbon Grey. It will come standard with Saab's 2.0-liter, 210-horsepower four-cylinder and either a five-speed automatic or a six-speed manual.
A unique front bumper and rear fascia with grey faux diffuser and dual exhaust pipes will be standard, in addition to five-spoke, 17 inch wheels, a sport steering wheel and a unique carbon fiber interior finish, though it doesn't share much in common with the 1983 concept car (also pictured).
Saab says its latest limited-edition will list from $46,725 when it hits showrooms in November. Check out our full review of Saab's last limited-edition convertible, the Lynx Yellow Edition.
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