It looks like prices are rising for a Fabulous Flatnose in nice condition. Of course, from the first day on, they have been scarce. But it never really showed in second hand prices. But maybe things are changing…
On Reachoo, a yet unknown manual Fabulous Flatnose is offered for $ 12,500:
“A true collectors item. This is one of them-99k two family owner car. Stored winters, no snow. New exhaust, head gasket, brakes, cv joints, top motor. May need new top, no holes, just wear on trim. Comes with conv. hard boot and wind guard. Cruise and clock do not work.”
On the New London Craigslist, another Fabulous Flatnose (the 019877) is offered for $ 20,000:
“A rare vehicle – 1986 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible … MFG date 2/1986; well cared for – garaged and kept in Florida, with 81,325 daily-drive miles – carefully restored: repaired and new paint by Xtreme Restorations in RI; new upholstery, top, new tires & rims; fun to drive, quick, fast, smooth and straight forward … asking $20,000”
Although the mileage of 81,325 is pretty low, the car has apparently been restored, and Jalopnik is wondering if this car has a reasonable price. Giving the car has been for sale for quite some time, one might indeed wonder about that…
Both cars have a five number price tag and a mileage below 100,000. But I would not be surprised (nor sad) if the rarity of the flatnose convertible is starting to drive prices up. What do you think?