For sale is a miniature car that can be put right on top of an old Saab 900 hatchback, and with minimal hassle.
There are false teeth and there are false campers, like Toppola, a little-known Swedish sub-brand that provided habitable compartments for small, nimble Saabs of the 70s and 80s. The rear cargo door was removed, then an aerodynamic box was slammed on top of the car, designed for a short stay of two people and where it was even possible to stand at full height, since the floor was right in the trunk of a passenger car. Inside there was a wide bed (170 x 200 cm) and a full kitchen with a sink and stove for cooking. If desired, it was even possible to put up your own stove, obviously useful for Scandinavia.
Taking into account the fact that the mass of the Toppola usually did not exceed 115 kg, the procedure for turning a hatch into a mini-camper was carried out by only two adults in 15–20 minutes. After completing a weekend trip to nature, the plug-in camper was removed from the car, the door returned to its place, after which it was possible to go back to work on Monday in a relieved Saab.
Toppola campers were first made for docked Saab 99s, both in 3- and 5-door versions, but later they were adapted for Saab 900, Saab 9000, Saab 9-3 and even Ford’s Sierra and Scorpio with the same body type. In 2006, their production was stopped due to the gradual disappearance of the Saabs themselves from the roads. There were not so few toppol produced over the past years, so sometimes they come across for sale, like this example for the Saab 900, and, despite their compact size and simplicity, they cost a lot, approximately like a used car of the middle class (about 12.5 thousand euros).