Limited Ed Saab 9000 CD Turbo Griffin Edition #94 of 400 + Parts Car

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1992 Saab 9000 CD Griffin Edition odometer:

The 400 numbered limited edition Saab 9000 CD Turbo imported to the United States in are affordable driveable cult that will only in value over time

It is for $300 a year classic car (with 5k miles limits and of a daily driver)

and Saab are plentiful. But be careful to not lose the key old Saab manufacturer supply can’t produce key’s on VINs anymore.

I am selling my Limited production 1992 9000 CD Turbo Griffin #94 of 400 that has 107,000 miles and a 1992 Turbo Saab CD (144,000 miles) as parts car dark green one) to parts for the Griffin’s restoration. It has a engine cylinder head and a rear suspension..Price for both is: and the cost of towing. Current value for Griffin’s in good order where between to $9,000.

On the site, were only offered last year and maybe time the during 2011-2012.

I am 3rd of this Griffin Edition, I it in September 2001 with miles on it. The timing chain in April 2005 with miles and has been waiting for me to it but now I have lost garage and have to face the reality I won’t be able to revive it Note: all 8 of mag wheels and hubs in condition and come with the of the tires are flat.

The parts car has a good running engine Miles), with a good Head, the Trany is bad and I have taken a lot of parts off it but not needed for the restoration. Both bodies are straight with very rust.The Griffin needs the car for the:

• engine/cylinder Head with a new HEAD GASKET SET

• core (already removed)

• a/c

• hood struts

• rear

The griffin interior is intact (no tears or separations) but needs a and to be cleaned and detailed. The audio and all other accessories worked before parked it in my garage for of the past 8 years. It performed before the timing chain

I am Looking for a Saab lover to the nicest, best driving car ever owned.

Copy and the youtube link below to see the Saab promo for this made car,

400 limited edition 9000 CD Griffins were built in for the 1992 model year for the States and was highly appointed luxury features including all electric options, special green paint, a separate air conditioning system, walnut Traction control, ABS, leveling shocks, Black ice system, heated seats, system, 200 HP High Pressure

Please text or phone me any unanswered questions you may have or to set a look-see.

(631) 921-9510

beware this sale is for a person to person sale

The following are reviews about the Special Griffin Edition it was introduced:

In the last 25 years, Saab in our opinion, put out two nice cars, the and now the 9000CD turbo Griffin, a top-of-the-line showcase of the Swedish talents for `92.

We enjoyed the because it didn`t look a traditional Saab; we appreciated the because it didn`t look or act one. Except for an engine a tad noisy, the Griffin almost as if it were a Buick.

The Griffin is at $42, 300 ($42,300 in 1992 equal to $73,980 in 2013 and every conceivable goodie is leather and suede seats power anti-lock brakes and traction control, AM/FM portable cellular phone, with rear-seat outlets, seats, power windows, transmission and driver-side air bag.

In Saab Automobile manufactured a edition Saab 9000 CD called the Griffin Edition.

model was limited to 400 for the United as illustrated by the dash plaque what number out of the total you owned. This model not completed the Saab 9000 CD that began in 1988 and in 1992. This model, completed the 9000 CC body that began in 1985, until 1990, including lifts to the range in 1991 and

Here are details that this model unique in to the other models at the time.

Eucalyptus Green Exterior

Burled walnut fascia

leather suede combination

Portable Cellular telephone

200 horsepower Turbocharged engine

tag. $43,000 USD

27. May,

Other items which this edition unique.

separate A/C unit stored in with a vent in rear Included separate rear a/c on climate control unit. can even adjust the rear air or set to ‘auto’.

– leather/suede manual cover/case with plated air pressure gauge and

– service card covered all deductions and provided a car free

– Griffin emblem on the rear lower next to truck lid

– accent for passenger-side air vent and ashtray cover

– 3 position memory seat for (this was standard on most side seats)

– self-leveling suspension which to weight load retain height level

– padding and thicker carpet the Griffin a more quiet vs standard 9000

In America, 400 were imported in 1992. car had a sequential model number on the dash. According to a New York car review, this was Saab’s There were no options. was included.

It was the most spacious luxury sedan available. Its 2.3 turbo 4 was fast. But the price of equal to $73,980 in 2013 What did it come with?

A card that could be at dealer shops to receive scheduled maintenance for three driver’s side airbag, belt pretensioners. ABS brakes, control, a cellular phone can be removed from the center a CD changer in the trunk and a CD head in the cockpit, separate AC for the rear heated and power mirrors, washers and wipers, one-touch power window, trip and a warning for black ice when the temperature reaches a certain but It did not come with cup holders

Expert Reviews

By Richard Orlando Sentinel

June 18,

There is a crown jewel in every automaker’s lineup, a that is the soul of the company. For Saab, the special edition of its 9000 CD is that car. called the Griffin Edition, 400 will be made this and – wait just one

Stop right there. The is not named in honor of Merv. is a loose English translation of the name for the company’s logo of the wearing a crown, explained spokesman Steven Rossi.

you might already have the admission price puts the within a few dollars ($42,300 in dollars equal to $73,980 in dollars) of such luxury sedans as the Lexus LS 400 and BMW 535i. those cars sport engines, they can’t the Griffin in interior room and equipment.


Saab’s engines are something to marvel at. year I test drove a Saab 9000 turbo and a four-cylinder that could in a manner that would many V-8s. The Griffin has a turbocharged four-cylinder, but this – though still a – is a bit more tame and

The emphasis here is not on tire-smoking, muscle, but cool, calculated applied with controlled The Griffin’s engine is a 2.3-liter, in-line four cylinder of propelling the 3,288-pound sedan to 60 mph in 8.8 That means you can move town smartly. No manual is available on the Griffin; it comes with a computer-controlled four-speed This gearbox could a little fine tuning.

it downshifts from fourth to gear, such as when slower traffic, it does so a shudder that reverberates the drive train. Another drive train feature is an traction control system to prevent the front tires losing grip over surfaces when accelerating. The car turned in a respectable 22 miles per in city driving and 31 mpg on the highway.

The Griffin’s most endearing might be its Rock-of-Gibraltar like and predictable road manners. is never any guesswork with car. No matter how aggressively you the Griffin retains its poise and Under the skin there is a four-wheel independent suspension power-assisted rack and pinion and power four-wheel anti-lock brakes.

The wheels stay when accelerating briskly, that Saab engineers did homework to ensure the high-powered car not be bothered by torque steer, a to the left or right under acceleration that is a common with front-wheel drive The brakes are powerful, and there are no clicking noises or traces of in the pedal when the anti-lock engages – another of superb engineering.


The car had a few minor faults. Three during the 300-mile test the Griffin started but failed to run It stuttered, it sputtered and it had little

However, after turning off the key and the engine, the problem corrected each time. The Griffin only in Eucalyptus Green the Swedish interpretation of British Green – and features tan with suede inserts on the panels and on the seats. The suede was fitted on the driver’s door But that was the only flaw I find in the way the car was assembled. It’s the of equipment you get in the Griffin that its price.

The car comes standard a built-in hands-free cellular housed neatly out of view in the console; a powerful 150-watt cassette/CD player with a changer. There’s also an air conditioning system, built-in system and power accessories including cruise control, and memory seats. The dash highly polished burled inlays.

Rear passengers be astonished at the amount of foot-,head-and leg the Griffin offers. The cavernous houses a full-size spare is neatly hidden under the floor. The Griffin appears to be the car for a company CEO or high-powered traveling who carries a lot of cargo.

It offers a degree of comfort, room and and it dispenses with long of highway nearly effortlessly. tip: Quick, refined and with every high-tech you could want, the 9000CD Edition elevates Saab the elite ranks of the best cars made by the Germans and

By Paul Dean, Los Angeles

May 18, 1992

In Eastern Canada, the infancy of sedan racing permafrost hay bales at abandoned our constant humiliation was a young from New York in a silver After that first summer of our discontent we presumed he and his quirky, infernally tight three-cylinder Saab Model 93 head south for the winter. But he up in January and cleaned our clocks the ice-racing season too.

haven’t changed much, then; They remain spoilers, cars of relatively horsepower that manage to go a Bat out of Hell. They are homelier bread pudding. There is no reason on God’s brown why some Saabs have ignition switches between the seats.

Yet those who like kids and Thin Man movies Saabs for such oddities; as peculiar vehicles of enormous and individuality created by their resistance to change. Volkswagen had it and the marquee became a cult So did that corrugated slowpoke, the 2CV deux cheveaux And so will the 400 edition 1992 Saab CD Turbo Griffin become a classic–You expected maybe a convoluted designation from to maintains that level of eccentricity?

For one thing, there is no for the Griffin beyond its statement as piece of Nordic nonsense. 400 Griffins will be made, and will do absolutely nothing for sales in the United States. In the quarter of 1992, the company 5,648 cars in this about 20% off 1991’s numbers.

And the kicker: Saab’s Griffin for $42,635. That’s an extraordinary of money for a car clearly responding to the competition rather than it. And $42K is dangerously close to the of the Lexus LS400 and the Infiniti which are smoother, larger, and certainly more elegant and

So why the Griffin? Obviously to set a stage and a gap. Two years ago, Motors purchased a 50% interest in and the writing was clearer than the it was written on: Production times had to be productivity had to be increased.

Above Saab had stretched its reputation for about as far as it could reach the 14-year-old 900 and the only slightly 9000. So Saab-GM decided to both cars while a new luxury model. Expect the which will take a few to get to market. to be powered by a V6 engine one of GM’s European divisions and to somewhere south of $50,000. the Griffin, a motor car stuffed every option the factory can

That includes leather (with suede inserts, portable phone, CD changer, walnut instrument panel, an trip computer, automatic control that actually all windows and carpeting that reduced several thousand to shivering nakedness. Driver’s-side air bag and brakes, of course, power and headlight wiper/washers.

And the Savoy-comfortable, power front seats straight back to flatten and passenger faster than relaxants. For the little snob lurks in all of us, the Griffin is the only that comes in an environmentally paint job called Eucalyptus The car also carries a silver plaque designating which of the 400 edition cars is yours.

rather like owning a lithograph–only more expensive. But things this way eases us viewing Saab not as a manufacturer of odd but as a maker of capable luxury It also prepares inculcated who might whinny and faint at a price tag on a Saab. Stage Gap bridged.

Then enter, left, a really competitive car. It’s all smoke and of course. But that doesn’t the Griffin is a griffon. The car is roomier most, weighs close to two (which should be hefty for anyone’s sense of security) and remarkably quick with a m.p.h. time of 7 seconds. that was and is grand about the CD turbo survives in the Griffin.

its size and 16 valves, the 2.3-liter is remarkably devoid of buzziness and When pushed hard its upper ranges, the little develops a soft snarl associated with a V6. And that produces some exhilarating, acceleration in the middle to upper ranges where instant is a useful escape from drifters and similar emergencies. doubt that this is a car.

Such a description has to do with looks, leather, of wood and other upper-crust Rather, it’s the secure of a big car that sets well at speeds and can maneuver hard any flopping and wallowing to cancel a best intentions. This is a carefully evolved vehicle an inherent understeer common to vehicles, but nothing savage.

It be nice to have a tilt wheel in such an expensive and $42,635 is such an expensive The styling remains a snore. The grille stays traditional, all and showing the grace of a transom. On the hand, you could see the Griffin as a prototype; a rolling test with 400 buyers paying for the of aiding the research and development of the new and luxurious generation of Saab.

Pray that its offspring break the $50,000 barrier.

Saab 9000 CD Turbo The Good Big, luxury-car Quality appointments. Fast, performer. Roomy trunk and The Bad Styled behind the times.

above the market. The Ugly The grille.

Cost Base: As tested: $42,635 (including seats, power sunroof, CD portable phone, anti-lock driver’s side air bag, climate control, traction and kitchen sink in burled Engine 2.3-liter, 16-valve, in-line four developing 200 Type Front-drive, four-door sedan.

Performance 0-60 as tested, with automatic, 7 Estimated top speed, 141 m.p.h. economy, EPA, city-highway, 21 and 30 Curb Weight 3,200

December 19, 1991

The Griffin, mythical monster that has the power plants of World War II planes and the corporate crest of auto maker Saab, a new role in the affairs of the car manufacturer in

Saab will produce a 1992 Griffin Edition, owners possessing a model truly does stand from the regular run of Saab cars.

The mythical Griffin, has the head and wings of an eagle and the of a lion, is a first class of monster as such things go. And intends to apply the same of first class to its limited Griffin Edition sedan. I seen it as yet, said Falcone, president of the local Saab agency. But we expect to one by the end of this month.

The limited vehicle actually is based on the 9000 CD Turbo, quite an model in its own right. But the Griffin the next step forward, in technical amenities and price.

The CD itself is no econobox, having a tag of But the Griffin goes by that like the midnight express Hayseed Junction. It is stickered at For what you’re going to Falcone said, it’s to be an outstanding automobile.

In parting 42 big ones for a set of wheels, an owner has a to expect a lot in return. Saab he or she will get it in what the company as its gold card type of The car comes complete with amenity that Saab including an actual Gold that authorizes free for the first three years or miles at any Saab dealership.

the card is a toll free 800 for service, a Taupe leather organizer for the car’s service and an ongoing list of standard and consumer features. with to the safety and consumer features, the gets the full treatment, horsepower, roadability, comfort and

The engine is Saab’s 2.3-liter, cam, 16-valve four-cylinder that runs a water turbocharger. Water cooling is not as the boost from the turbo to produce 200-horsepower from inches of engine displacement. almost 1 1/2 horsepower per cubic and calls for flowing a lot of air through four valves per cylinder.

To hook the power to the ground, the has an ATC (automatic traction control) that essentially operates in of the sedan’s ABS (anti-lock brake) ATC controls wheel spin slippery conditions, just as lockup is controlled by the anti-lock From my viewpoint, Falcone the traction control is the most feature of the car.

I’ve the system on ice, and the computer over and controlled the throttle. It the car under control, with steady acceleration.

To keep on the road when flying low on dry the four-door stands on Michelin tires that carry alloy, cross-spoke wheels. puts a lot of rubber on the pavement to maximum control under all modes and weather conditions.

An is that a Griffin with a automatic transmission is going to a 0-60 miles per hour time of about 7 seconds and a top of around 145-150 miles per Engineering manuals put the top speed at Falcone said.

If the front-drive follows the traits of the 9000 CD the person behind the wheel find it quite adequately the roll of a driver’s car. there are those motorists who want to look like are going fast. About 65 mph do just fine, thank

For them, the luxury accouterments of the car be its most appealing feature, and are virtually innumerable items are appealing. There is, of course, power, leather, a separate air system for rear seat burled walnut, custom an audio system with a CD and graphic equalizer, a portable telephone with a hands-free a power/sliding moonroof, and the industry’s all-window de-misting system. All is just sort of the highlights.

to Saab, the interior of the Griffin is by the EPA as a large car. That is upon its EPA Car Line Interior Index, which is 120.4 feet. Body/chassis specifications, would seem to be more on the top end of

The wheelbase is 105.2 inches, and the length is 188.2 inches.

a Griffin buyer falls the affluent professional category, family orientation. I think will be repeat Saab Falcone said. Someone who has a (Saab) 900 or a 9000.

We have a loyal following among in general, and whenever we get something new or in edition we usually have a lot of

The Griffin made its world at the International Motor Show at Germany, last September, and was by European auto industry as redefining Saab’s elegance and

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