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    Saab ANA in Trollhattan completed the last 47 Saab convertibles that were left on the assembly line when the factory was shut down last year. Some of the cars are the limited Independence Edition which was introduced almost exactly a year ago during the Independence Day celebrations.

    These Saab 9-3 convertibles (or cabriolets as they are called in most of Europe) will range from 250.000 to 600.000 kronor in Sweden (28.000 to 68.000 Euro). Some of them may be exported to other countries and there are left-hand and right-hand drive models.

    Magna Steyr in Austria used to build the Saab 9-3 convertible until production was moved to Trollhattan in 2011.

    Videos are provided by P4 West and TTELA and pictures by P4 West. The embedded videos may not work for everybody so please view them on the TTELA and P4 West websites.


    Comments 9 Comments
    1. rpiereck's Avatar
      rpiereck -
      That is pretty cool. Those cars will be worth a pretty penny in the future!
    1. jk88's Avatar
      jk88 -
      Didn't like that color until I saw one in person. Striking and quite different from the 92 shades of silvery gray found on most cars today.
    1. Dave T's Avatar
      Dave T -
      They didn't respond to my e-mailed inquiry about whether any of them are U.S. spec. If it doesn't have the two required safety and emissions sticker, it cannot be imported, at least by a normal consumer. Rumor is that all left hand drive cars have been sold. Not a big loss in my opinion since I am not too interested in a convertible as much as a hard top.
    1. photousa's Avatar
      photousa -
      Wow, Beautiful cars...
    1. #1SAAB12-17-11's Avatar
      #1SAAB12-17-11 -
      Bitter irony that "independence day" editions are the last Saabs to ever be finished. General Motors claims they never made a dime on Saab, and yet Saab was hardly more than an empty shell by the time GM found anyone they would (willingly) sell the division to.
    1. Burnsside42's Avatar
      Burnsside42 -
      I want that TTID Independance Edition Vert - how do I get it here in the states.
    1. Grif900's Avatar
      Grif900 -
      Thats all folks, I am deeply saddened.
    1. Dave T's Avatar
      Dave T -
      These cars might qualify as an answer for a future trivia contest. Where were Saab 9-3 convertibles (2004-2011) built? Answer: Magna (Graz, Austria), Saab (Trollhattan), and ANA (Trollhattan). I assume these are 2011 models and there are no 2012 models?
    1. Dave T's Avatar
      Dave T -
      I wonder if the workmanship is better or worse? Better in that the pace is slow? Worse in that the normal procedures are not in place so are things crooked or overtightened or parts old?

      Wouldn't it be nice if these were only the last of the independent Saab cars, but not the last with BMW-Saabs on the way?
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