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They just revealed this today, because it is exactly a year today from the signing of Saab over from GM to Spyker. I think this car looks AMAZING!!! I love the red, and the black wheels are awesome. And it's a convertible. Amazing looking car. They're only making 366 though.





 

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Not red, it's orange amber. Very cool car. They offer a 1.9 turbo diesel with the package. I wonder if that motor will be available in the states?

Saab is celebrating the first anniversary of its independence by launching an exclusive Independence Edition of its 9-3 Convertible. Just 366 examples will be produced, one for each day during the first year and one extra for the start of a second year.

Unveiled at Saab's assembly plant in Trollhättan as part of a day of celebration, the Independence Edition features a unique, Amber Orange metallic paint finish. It is based on top-of-the-line Griffin Aero specification and includes a limited edition number etched into the rear side windows.

The Independence Edition is further distinguished by:
• Five spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels with a satin chrome/black finish
• Orange trimmed beige sports leather seats and glovebox
• Carbon-fiber look leather finish for the instrument panel, handbrake, gearshift molding and door handles
• Driver 'welcome' message in instrument display, unique turbo boost gauge
• Orange stitched sports leather steering wheel and carpet mats with grey piping

The powertrain choice comprises a 180 hp, 1.9-liter two-stage turbo diesel; a 220 hp, 2.0-liter gasoline turbo with direct injection and variable valve timing, and a Biopower version able to run on any combination of gasoline or E85 fuel. All engines are available with six-speed automatic or manual transmissions.

The Independence Edition follows a successful tradition of special Saab Convertible models launched at springtime. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the start of sales for the first Saab Convertible.








 

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I love the color, and the wheels and interior complete it for me. Lovely looking thing, maybe, just maybe, I'll see one up here in Maine. And maybe Stetson Saab (my local dealer) will get one in, you never know, here's hoping.....
 

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Was last year a leap year? I would think that they would have done 365 marking one year, unless it was a leap year or something.

Nevertheless AWESOME car! It's so cool.
 

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Was last year a leap year? I would think that they would have done 365 marking one year, unless it was a leap year or something.

Nevertheless AWESOME car! It's so cool.
I read some press release somewhere saying that there's 366 because of one for each day last year, plus one to begin year two.
 

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I thought leap years had to be divisible by 4, so then that would make the last leap year 2008 and next year (2012) being the next right?
 
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