Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 23:21:47 -0000
From: "Doki" <>
Subject: Re: 900i Jubilee

chris wrote: > "James Sweet" <> wrote in message > news:UKKqd.5389$6o5.2633nospamdc08... >> >> "Paul Halliday" <> wrote in message >> >>> in article, Doki at >>> wrote on 28/11/2004 21:16: >>> >>>> What's a 3 door worth, in metallic grey? I'm in the UK, so prices >>>> in dollars and euros are bit pointless ;). >>> >>> If you're talking about the Tjugofem, then less than they should, >>> IMO. When it all boils down, it's a normally aspirated eight valve >>> and as such not worth much. What you are paying for with that kind >>> of SAAB is the quality. >> I >>> saw a minter (and I mean a minter!!!) go recently for 750 quid. It >>> was number 133 IIRC ... I also saw number 4 shift up my way for >>> around 600 quid. >>> >>> So, the Jubilee does get more than normally aspirated eight valves >>> usually >>> do ... It's one of those cars that needs the right buyer. It only >>> holds value to the buyer. You'd be lucky to get 500 quid otherwise. >>> >>> At a recent SOC meeting, we discussed the Tjugofem and it would >>> appear that they are held with some esteem. The flat nose shape >>> seems to be getting more attention nowadays ... and perhaps the >>> Tjugofem will be of value in the near future. >>> >>> Nice car, all the same - enjoy it :) >>> >>> Paul >>> >>> 1989 900 Turbo S >>> >>> >> >> Ah if only nice used cars could be had so cheaply over here, a truly >> mint condition C900 would easily fetch over $2500, most of them are >> a bit beat by >> now and still go for $1200-$1800 with a straight and rust-free body, >> average >> interior and no major mechanical problems. The way I look at it, if >> it's in >> great shape why shouldn't it be worth a fair amount? What sort of >> new car could you get for even twice the cost of a nice used one >> that would be anywhere close in quality, performance, comfort, you >> name it. > > Something really special will fetch nice money. A '93 Ruby (last of > the C900's) went for 4600 ($8700?) on EBay recently. > Saabs are high depreciators when new and that makes them great used > bargains. BMW's hold their prices better - every tit seems to want > one... Yeah, but a Ruby is a proper FPT jobby with Aero kit isn't it? A good late Aero can be 2.5k from what I understand.

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