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- The final car to be sold that came out of the former GM Heritage SAAB Collection
- Sold new on European Delivery & lived in Southern California 1972-2004
- The most perfect original example known to exist - paint, interior, mechanicals
- Invited to the GM Heritage Display at the upcoming Import Carlisle this May!
Offered for your consideration is this exceptional 1972 SAAB 95 V4. Its original owners picked it up at the factory in the summer of 1972 and toured around Sweden (stopping at Goteborg and Kungalf along the way, stickers still in the back windows) before returning to the metropolitan San Diego area. The car remained with them until they were no longer able to drive. It was then purchased by a client of mine in New Hampshire who kept it a year, then from him by yet another client, a top-tier collector of exceptional automobiles in New Jersey, who kept it for 2-3 years. At my instigation, we then sold the car into the GM Heritage Collection in late 2007 to fill a gap in their 30-car SAAB display. On the breakup of the collection in 2010, I purchased the car back out of the collection.
We had some paperwork problems with many of the Heritage cars. Upon purchase/brokerage of these cars out of Michigan last year, all were promised to me with clean and clear titles, unlike the ones that sold through Barrett-Jackson with scrap titles. This car might have presented a major problem had I not known its previous owner. Early this year, I finally got GM to agree to allow him to apply for a duplicate to the title he had since they never titled the car. We have this now, ready for transfer. It took 9 months to make this a reality - the pace of bureaucracy!
I've got some other projects I'd like to get into; sometimes it's more fun bringing something up to speed and then letting someone else enjoy the result. This is such a case. This is a very enjoyable car that has and will continue to win award after award at SAAB gatherings and other unusual car shows. It has been a class winner on more than one occasion and has not been shown since all the work was done under the hood. Its history is known as is its chain of ownership, something else that is very rare with vintage SAABs. It runs and drives very well and will not disappoint any new owner. Best of all, it has never been comprehensively restored and is about as good an original car as one could ever hope to find among SAABs made prior to the 900 series.