Made in Nystad, Finland in September 2001, this is of the final 322 Saab 9-3 Viggen convertibles imported into the US in 2002. Viggens were a limited-edition, high-performance variant 9-3. The 'Viggen' (English: Thunderbolt) is named after the Saab 37 Viggen aircraft and was developed by Saab with input from the Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) Group. Sold on an actual mileage title, currently showing 124,xxx, same owner since 2005.
Wearing Metallic Silver, (code 268), the car's paint and trim are in overall very good order. The black canvas, power-folding top is in good, original shape, including the rear glass with defroster element. The bodywork is straight and solid. and the body-colored bumpers fit tightly to the car. The exterior of the Viggen features a larger rear wing, aerodynamically designed bumpers and side skirts, model-specific 17-inch alloy wheels and upgraded brakes.
This Viggen rolls on Goodyear Eagle GT radials, size 215/45ZR17 at every corner. Each tire is mounted to a Saab alloy wheel. The wheels show blemishes while the tires are in very good order.
The Viggen is powered by Saab's 2.3L, 16-valve, DOHC B235R slanted engine, running at a 9.3:1 compression ratio and fitted with Nimonic valves and a Mitsubishi TD04-HL15-5 turbocharger. In 1999, the Viggen was the first 9-3 to use Saab's Trionic 7 engine management system. The cars are equipped with a higher capacity intercooler, performance-tuned ECU, flow-through muffler and tip, stiffer gearbox casing and stronger output shaft, a heavy-duty clutch and pressure plate, stiffened and lowered springs with revised spring rates, firmer dampers and stronger CV joints and driveshafts. Backing this engine is a five-speed manual transmission. The Viggen is only available with a five-speed manual transmission which features an electronic torque-sensing function to prevent damage to the gearbox.
Driver convenience features included electronic climate control, power rack-and-pinion steering, power four-wheel disc brakes, power windows, power locks, power sideview mirrors, power front seats with heat and memory settings and cruise control.
Safety equipment includes dual front airbags, side airbags, anti-lock brakes and traction control.
The interior offers special bolstered and colored leather seats and door cards in black with blue inserts ('Charcoal'). The front buckets are in overall satisfactory shape, with the driver's seat showing proof of previous owner enjoyment, particularly on the driver's side bolsters. The carpet in fine form, as is the four-spoke steering wheel. The instrument panel and inner door panels are in very good order. The console-mounted shifter shows wear. A factory AM/FM stereo completes the interior.
If you're a Saabophile looking for something more challenging than buying a pristine classic to drive or show, consider this 2002 9-3 Viggen. Stop at MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to look it over.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 124,451 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear actual mileage title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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