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The Saab 90

Posted on 03. Jan, 2007 by .

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The Saab 90 came out in 1984 and was manufactured at the SAAB-SCANIA factory at Uusikaupunki, Finland until 1987. This model, experts indicate that it was the transition between the Saab 99 and the 900, although the 900 was first introduced in 1979.
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Unique Characteristics

* Notchback Trunk, no hatch
* Saab 99 Design from B-Pillar Forward
* Only Available in Europe

According to Wikipedia, there was “A limited edition model called the Saab 90 Lumikko was made. These models were all white and had extra trim.”

If there is anyone out there that has one of these limited edition Lumikko Saab 90 models, It would be terrific if you could provide a photo and some descriptive text about it.

For more information, please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_90

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Saab History in Finland

Posted on 12. Nov, 2006 by .

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800px-flag_of_finlandsvg.png From 1969 Saab-Scania at the time has had a presence in Uusikaupunki, Finland until Saab Automobile concluded their collaboration when the last 9-3 was built in 2003 with the Valmet Factory where a number of Saabs were produced.

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Here is a list of the Saab models as well as the quantities that were produced Uusikaupunki from 1969-2003.

Saab 95 1969 – 1975 2,833
Saab 96 1969 – 1980 65,887
Saab 99 1969 – 1984 191,049
Saab 90 1983 – 1987 25,380
Saab 9000 1986 – 1990 8,267
Saab 900 1978 – 1992 238,898
Saab 900 / 9-3 Convertible 1986 – 2003
198,032 Saab 9-3 3D and 5D 1999 – 2003 7,789

Saab total 1969 – 2003 738,135

Figures from valmet-automotive.com

The word on the street has been that the Saab models produced in Finland had some of the highest build qualities in the world.

For more information, please visit Valmet’s website http://www.valmet-automotive.com/ as well as Finnish Saab Enthusiast Jouko’s website here http://www.netma.fi/jouko/saab/albumbottom.html

Please also don’t forget to take a look at the Saab Museum at Uusikaupunki, Finland as well.

Here are photographs of the Saab models built at the Valmet plant.

Saab 95
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Saab 96
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Saab 99
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Saab 90
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Saab 900
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Saab 900 Convertible
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Saab 9000
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Saab 9-3
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