Wed, 27th Jul 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

 
  Lot 12
 

1996 Saab 9000 Griffin 3.0 V6
No Reserve

Sold for £2,250

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: N829 EAR
Chassis No: YS3CM48W3T1012846
MOT: June 2023

  • Only one former keeper and current registered ownership since 2014
  • 77,872 miles from new (at time of consignment)
  • Rare limited edition Griffin example featuring a higher-specification
  • Offered with book pack including stamped service book and original bill of sale

Saab’s 9000 series launched in 1985 and brought a more clean-lined, aerodynamic, lower-nosed look to its model range. It was a project undertaken in alliance with Fiat and Lancia, and while the Italian models quickly fell out of favour, the Swedish saloon gathered a strong following and garnered a reputation as a swift, durable and extremely safe executive express. Available in turbo and non-turbo forms and in both saloon and hatchback versions, the range was revised in 1991 with uprated suspension and anti-lock brakes. In 1992, Saab introduced the Griffin limited edition to the 2.3 Turbo (and the V6 later), which sported a higher leather, suede & wood trim specification. The 9000 was discontinued in 1997.

Manufactured in 1996, the Saloon variant of the 9000 Griffin on offer was supplied new via Saab and Jeep main dealers, Continental Cars (Stanstead) Ltd, being UK registered on the 31st of March 1996 and costing £30,605 when new. Fitted with the 2961cc V6 engine allied to the four-speed automatic transmission, the Saab is finished in Scarabe Green with Sand leather interior upholstery. Retained in first ownership for some eighteen years, ‘N829 EAR’ was purchased by the second (and only other owner private keeper) in 2014. Covering a mere 77,872 miles from new at the time of consignment, the Griffin boasts the top-of-the-line interior specification.

Offered with a history file that includes the original book pack and Saab wallet, containing the owner's manual, dealer map, and original stamped service book displaying thirteen servicing entries (all from Saab main dealers) and four further anti-corrosion inspections. Also present is a large selection of previous MOT certificates and history; a collection of invoices for work and servicing through the Saab’s life, the original bill of sale, a current V5C document and two keys. Very few right-hand-drive top-of-the-line Griffin models were ever supplied to the UK, and therefore, this is a scarce opportunity for purchase of a low ownership and modest mileage example.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

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