Formed from a Swedish aerospace and defense company, Saab introduced its most iconic Saab 900 model in 1978. Later in 1986, Saab launched the Saab 900 convertible top. The convertible model proved so popular that it made up nearly 20% of the one million 900s sold worldwide.
The initial purpose to introduce the Saab convertible top was to boost faltering sales, and with impressive sales figures it proved to be a success. Building on the 900 reputation, the later Saab 9-3 convertible top also proved to be popular. The Saab “classic 900” continues to retain a cult like following among enthusiasts today.