Saab 9-5NG SportCombi Directory

During the Saab Automobile AB era, thirteen 9-5NG SportCombis were produced on the regular production line in Trollhättan, Sweden, and another twenty in the Saab pre-production workshop called “Frickeboa”. In addition to these 33, a yet unknown -limited- number of test cars were also made in the GM facilities in Rüsselsheim, Germany. There are records of at least 35 SportCombis that were manufactured, but sadly only 27 are believed to still exist and just 24 are in roadworthy condition.    

/4 (production series from the regular Trollhättan production line)

NR. 17: YS3GP5MG9C4000017. 9-5NG SportCombi Vector, Turbo4 180hp, Arctic White, LHD, Market: Sweden.
Produced: 31 March 2011. KVD obj no: 554333. Sold in auction 2012-12-16. SEK 184 777.
Current location: Stockholm, Sweden [Approved for traffic].

NR. 31: YS3GN5AL4C4000031. 9-5NG SportCombi Linear, TiD4 160hp, Carbon Grey, RHD, Market: UK.
Produced: 1 April 2011. KVD obj no: 554339. Sold in auction 2012-12-16. SEK 167 500.
Current location: Holsbybrunn, Sweden [Approved for traffic].

Nr. 36: YS3GR5NK6C4000036. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero XWD, TTiD4 190hp, Oak Brown, RHD, Market: UK.
Produced: 11 April 2011. Test car used at Millbrook proving grounds in the UK; never sold at KVD auction.
Current location: Sweden. [Approved for traffic].

NR. 45: YS3GR5NK7C4000045. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero XWD, TTiD4 190hp, Jet Black, LHD, Market: Sweden.
Produced: 25 May 2011. KVD obj no: 545164. Sold in auction 2013-04-03. SEK 330 000.
Current location: San Sebastian, Spain (Norwegian owner) [Approved for traffic].

NR. 46: YS3GR5AR5C4000046. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero, Turbo4 BioPower 220hp, Carbon Grey, LHD, Market: Sweden.
Produced: 26 May 2011. KVD obj no: 545163. Sold in auction 2012-12-16. SEK 268 500.
Current location: Berg, Switzerland [Approved for traffic].

NR. 47: YS3GP5NK3C4000047. 9-5NG SportCombi Vector XWD, TTiD4 190hp, Arctic White LHD, Market: Norway.
Produced: 10 June 2011. KVD obj no: 554341. Sold in acution 2012-12-16. SEK 351 000.
Current location: Trollhättan, Sweden. Owner Combitech [Approved for traffic].

/42 (production series from the regular Trollhättan production line)

NR. 01: YS3GN5MR9C4200001. 9-5NG SportCombi Linear, Turbo4 220hp, Diamond Silver, LHD, Market: Sweden.
Produced: 10 June 2011. KVD obj no: 554342. Sold in auction 2012-12-16. SEK 240 000.
Current location: Trollhättan, Sweden. Owner Combitech [Approved for traffic].

NR. 07: YS3GR5BZ0C4200007. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero XWD, Turbo4 220hp, Oak Brown, LHD, Market: USA.
Produced: 16 June 2011. KVD obj no: 554346. Sold in auction 2013-04-03. SEK 364 000.
Current location: Sassenheim, The Netherlands [Approved for traffic].

NR. 08: YS3GP5ML4C4200008. 9-5NG SportCombi Vector, TiD4 160hp, Java Brown, LHD, Market: Sweden.
Produced: 20 June 2011. KVD obj no: 554318. Sold in auction 2013-04-03. SEK 319 500.
Current location: Belgium [Approved for traffic].

Nr. 09: YS3GP5ML6C4200009. 9-5NG SportCombi Vector, TiD4 160hp, Java Brown, LHD, Market: Sweden.
Produced: 22 June 2011. KVD obj no: 554352. Sold in auction 2013-04-03. SEK 245 500.
Current location: Kiel, Germany [Approved for traffic].

NR. 10: YS3GP5ML2C4200010. 9-5NG SportCombi Vector, TiD4 160hp, Java Brown, LHD, Market: Sweden.
Produced: 17 June 2011. KVD obj no: 554353. Sold in auction 2012-12-16. SEK 235 500.
Current location: Ibbenbüren Germany [Approved for traffic].

/9 (pre-series from the prototype assembly plant “Frickeboa”)

Nr. 03: YS3GR5MK7C9000003. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero, TTiD4 190hp, Jet Black, LHD, Market: USA.
Produced: 19 January 2011. KVD obj no: 554349. Sold in auction 2013-04-03. SEK 222 500.
Current location: Suchomel Auto, Czech republic [Approved for traffic].

NR. 04: YS3GR5BZ9C9000004. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero XWD, Turbo4 220hp, Jet Black, LHD, Market: USA.
Produced: 17 March 2011. KVD obj no: 554343. Sold in auction 2012-12-16. SEK 265 000.
Current location: Autohaus Lafrentz in Kiel, Germany [Approved for traffic].

NR. 09: YS3GR5AR6C9000009. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero, Turbo4 BioPower 220hp, Granite Grey, LHD, Market: Sweden.
Produced: 24 March 2011. Donated by Saab Automobile AB to the Saab Car Museum.
Current location: Saab Car Museum, Trollhättan, Sweden [NOT approved for traffic].

NR. 10: YS3GR5NK6C9000010. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero XWD, TTiD4 190hp, Granite Grey, LHD, Market: Norway.
Produced: 24 March 2011. KVD obj no: 554322. Sold in auction 2012-12-16. SEK 475 000.
Current location: Tromsö, Norway [Approved for traffic].

NR. 12: YS3GR5BZ8C9000012. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero XWD, Turbo4 220hp, Jet Black, LHD, Market: USA.
Produced: 22 February 2011. KVD obj no: 563548. Sold in auction 2013-06-07- SEK 328 000.
Current location: Magdeburg, Germany [Approved for traffic].

NR. 13: YS3GR5AR8C9000013. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero, Turbo4 220hp, Fjord Blue, LHD, Market: USA.
Produced: 23 February 2011. KVD obj no: 554340. Sold in auction 2012-12-16. SEK 260 000.
Current location: Holsbybrunn, Sweden [Approved for traffic].

NR. 15: YS3GR5AR1C9000015. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero, Turbo4 220hp, Diamond Silver, LHD, Market: USA.
Produced: 17 March 2011. KVD obj no: 554344. Sold in auction 2013-04-03. SEK 305 000.
Current location: Stockholm, Sweden [NOT approved for traffic].

NR. 16: YS3GN5MG6C9000016. 9-5NG SportCombi Linear, Turbo4 180hp, Diamond Silver, LHD, Market: Sweden.
Produced: 17 March 2011. KVD obj no: 554337. Sold in auction 2012-12-16. SEK 217 500.
Current location: Hamburg, Germany [Approved for traffic].

NR. 17: YS3GP5MKXC9000017. 9-5NG SportCombi Vector, TTiD4 190hp, Java Brown, LHD, Market: Norway.
Produced: 2 March 2011. KVD obj no: 554345. Sold in auction 2012-12-16. SEK 274 500.
Current location: Bor, Sweden [Approved for traffic].

NR. 19: YS3GN5MK6C9000019. 9-5NG SportCombi Linear, TTID4 190hp, Laser Red, LHD, Market: Norway.
Produced: 7 March 2011. KVD obj no: 554347. Sold in auction 2012-12-16. SEK 268 500.
Current location: Czech republic [Approved for traffic].

NR. 20: YS3GR5NK9C9000020. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero XWD, TTiD4 190hp, Black solid, LHD, Market: Norway.
Produced: 2 March 2011. KVD obj no: 554358. Sold in auction 2012-12-16. SEK 310 500.
Current location: Riga, Latvia [Approved for traffic]. 

NR. 21: YS3GR5BJ6C9000021. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero XWD, Turbo6 300hp, Java Brown, LHD, Market: Sweden.
Produced: 11 March 2011. KVD obj no: 554355. Sold in auction 2012-12-16. SEK 360 000.
Current location: Rättvik, Sweden [Approved for traffic].

NR. 22: YS3GN5MG1C9000022. 9-5NG SportCombi Linear, Turbo4 180hp, Oak Brown, RHD, Market: UK.
Produced: 9 March 2011. KVD obj no: 554357. Sold in auction 2012-12-16. SEK 147 000.
Current location: Motala, Sweden [Approved for traffic].


Missing cars (10)

/4 (production series from the regular Trollhättan production line)

NR. 29: YS3GN5MK2C4000029. 9-5NG SportCombi Linear, TTiD4 190hp, Arctic White, RHD, Market: UK.
Produced: 11 April 2011. Test car, never sold and now likely scrapped.
Current location: scrapped.  

NR. 37: YS3GP5NK0C4000037. 9-5NG SportCombi Vector XWD, TTiD4 190hp, Arctic White, LHD, Market: Norway.
Produced: 4 April 2011. Test car (temporary registration number: LSO373), never sold and now likely scrapped.
Current location: scrapped. 

/9 (pre-series from the prototype assembly plant “Frickeboa”)

NR. 01: YS3GR5BJ0C9000001. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero XWD, Turbo6 300hp, Black Solid, LHD, Market: USA.
Produced: 19 Jan 2011. Test car, never sold and now scrapped.
Current location: scrapped.

NR. 02: YS3GN5MLXC9000002. 9-5NG SportCombi Linear, TiD 180hp, Black Solid, LHD, Market: Norway.
Produced: 19 Jan 2011. Test car (temporary registration number: LFB246).
Current location: scrapped.

NR. 05: YS3GR5MR4C9000005. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero, Turbo4 BioPower 220hp, Arctic White, LHD, Market: USA.
Produced: 17 March 2011. Test car (temporary registration number: FEP414).
Current location: Sweden, possibly to be scrapped. 

NR. 06: YS3GR5BZ2C9000006. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero, Turbo4 220hp, Carbon Grey, LHD, Market: USA.
Produced: 17 March 2011. Test car (temporary registration number: RBA908).
Current location: Sweden, possibly to be scrapped. 
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NR. 11: YS3GR5BJ3C9000011. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero XWD, Turbo6 300hp, Laser Red, LHD, Market: USA. 
Produced: 17 March 2011. Test car (temporary registration number: BHE743).
Current location: Sweden, possibly to be scrapped. 

NR. 14: YS3GR5BJ9C9000014. 9-5NG SportCombi Aero XWD, Turbo6 300hp, Glacier Silver, LHD, Market: USA.
Produced: 23 February 2011. Test car, never sold and now scrapped.
Current location: scrapped.

NR. 18: YS3GP5NK3C9000018. 9-5NG SportCombi Vector XWD, TTiD4 190hp, Granite Grey, LHD, Market: Norway. 
Produced: 3 March 2011. Test car (temporary registration number: COA252), never sold and now scrapped.
Current location: scrapped.

/1 (MY10 test series, likely assembled in Rüsselsheim, Germany)

NR. 01: YS3GL5EE3A1000005. 9-5NG SportCombi. Incomplete trim/engine details known, but it featured a 154 kW petrol engine with manual gearbox. White, LHD, Market: N/A.
Produced: November 2008. Test car (likely registered under the “Holden” brand), never sold and now scrapped.
Current location: scrapped.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: How do you read the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) numbers?
    A: You can find more details on this subject here.
  • Q: How come the VIN numbers listed aren’t all sequential?
    A: In some cases VIN numbers were skipped during the production process. This was especially true for the cars made at Frickeboa.
  • Q: What is “KVD obj no”?
    A: This is the lot number used by auction house KVD at the auction for the SAAB Automobile AB bankruptcy estate. Most of the SportCombis listed here were in fact sold during one of the three auctions held by KVD in 2012 and 2013. Some of the cars have since changed owners again.
  • Q: If around 35 SportCombis were made and only 27 cars are still around, what happened to the other 8?
    A: The missing cars were used in several durability and crash tests, or have been scrapped for other reasons.
  • Q: You write that 27 SportCombis are still around, but why are there only 24 cars listed in the directory?
    A: Three of the 27 cars are in still in storage facilities and technically still exist, but are in process to be scrapped and are in no condition to ever be made roadworthy anymore.
  • Q: Is there a chance that the Saab 9-5NG or the Saab 9-4X will be produced again in the future?
    A: This is highly unlikely. GM withdrew the IP rights for this model when Saab Automobile AB went bankrupt on 19 December 2011. In conjunction with the bankruptcy, many of the required tools were scrapped by GM. When NEVS acquired parts of the Saab Automobile assets in 2012, the rights to the 9-5NG and 9-4X were excluded.
    Q: I’ve heard that someone built their own 9-5NG SportCombi out of a 9-5NG Sedan. Is this true?
    A: Yes! A small team of Swedish Saab enthusiasts did just that. You can read more about it here.
  • Q: Where in the world are the remaining SportCombis currently located?
    A: All known 24 of the remaining SportCombis currently reside in Europe. The country split is as follows: Sweden: 11, Germany: 5, Czech: 2, Belgium: 1, Netherlands: 1, Spain: 1, Switzerland: 1, Norway: 1 and Latvia: 1.
  • Q: Are all remaining SportCombis now road legal?
    A: With the exception of two cars (numbers 09 and 15), all other SportCombis are in fact road legal in their respective countries.
  • Q: It seems that quite a few SportCombis have high mileage, weren’t they all new when they were sold in the bankruptcy auction?
    A: Virtually all of the SportCombis that were sold in any of the four KVD auctions had been used as demo and/or test cars by Saab before, so most cars had a respectable reading on their odometers already when they changed owners. More details can be found on the individual car pages here in the directory.
  • Q: I am aware of another 9-5NG SportCombi not listed here. What do can I do with that information?
    A: We’d love to know more! Please contact us at: info@9-5sc2012.com

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