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A ‘time warp’ classic Saab with only 246 miles just sold for £120,000 at auction

A CLASSIC Saab has fetched an incredible price at auction, but when you learn its history it all makes sense.

The Saab is a 1987 900 Turbo, but it’s even rarer than usual because it’s also the drop-top convertible model.

This Saab 900 Turbo sold for an incredible $145,000 in the US at auction

This Saab 900 Turbo sold for an incredible $145,000 in the US at auctionKrediet: Bringatrailer

It sold at auction met Bring A Trailer for an unbelievable $145,000 in die VSA – or around £120,000 here in Britain.

It looks great in ‘Cherry Redpaint and the Saab is in such good general condition it looks like it did when it rolled out of the factory in ’87.

That’s partly to do with its incredible mileageit has covered just 246 miles since it was built.

Natuurlik, it’s also been very well looked after, which shows in its stunning interior.

The seats are trimmed in perfectly-preserved tan leather and the dashboard, steering wheel and gear lever are all factory-fresh.

It might be 35 jaar oud, but the Saab’s interior isn’t short of modern tech too.

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Inside you’ll find cruise control for the motorway, electric windows, ice-cold air-con for the hot days and heated seats for the chilly ones.

Less high-tech is the factory-standard Clarion cassette stereo player with equaliser, although it does add to the retro charm.

This being the Turbo model, the old timer isn’t short on performance, Laurence geskud deur 'buitengewone.

Its turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine produces 160hp which is sent to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.

The advert states that ‘work in 2022 included removing and cleaning the fuel tank, flushing the coolant and clutch hydraulic fluid, changing the oil, and replacing the fuel pump, thermostat, and cylinder head gasket and bolts.

It looks a fresh as it did the day it left the factory in 1987

It looks a fresh as it did the day it left the factory in 1987Krediet: Bringatrailer
The interior looks superb in tan leather and is perfectly-preserved

The interior looks superb in tan leather and is perfectly-preservedKrediet: Bringatrailer
There's room for four passengers to feel the wind in their hair

There’s room for four passengers to feel the wind in their hairKrediet: Bringatrailer