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Toppola fitted to a 1975 Saab 99L combi coupe. 99CC toppola stensson.jpg
Toppola fitted to a 1975 Saab 99L combi coupé.
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Toppola on a Saab 900 'Lux' .
Saab 9-3 with the last Toppola ever made. 9-3-with-Toppola.jpg
Saab 9-3 with the last Toppola ever made.

Toppola is a brand of camper shell originally made for the Saab 99 combi coupé. By removing the hatch and putting on the Toppola a car could be converted to a campervan in about 15 to 30 minutes. The top can easily be lifted off and the hatch door reattached, so the car can be used without the Toppola. The unit is small, but features full standing height (2.0 m) and a 170 by 200 cm bed. It could be fitted with a complete kitchen and even a heater for use during winter. The total weight addition is about 115 kg (254 lb).

Camper shell

A camper shell is a small housing or rigid canopy used as a pickup truck or coupe utility accessory. The housing is usually made of fiberglass or aluminum, but sometimes wood or canvas, and is mounted atop the pickup truck's rear bed. It usually covers the entire bed of the pickup truck, and is large enough to be used for camping purposes. The top of the camper shell is usually even with or above the top of the truck cab. Even though use for camping may have been its initial purpose, it now seems most often to be used for utility and storage purposes - particularly the protection of cargo from the elements and theft.

Saab 99 car model

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The Toppola was first made for the Saab 99, but later also Saab 900, Saab 900 (NG), Saab 9000, Saab 9-3, Ford Sierra and Scorpio.

Saab 900 car model

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The Saab 9000 is an executive car that was produced by the Swedish company Saab from 1984 to 1998. Representing the company's foray into the executive car scene, it was developed as a result of the successes of the turbocharged 99 and 900 models. The 9000 remained in production until it was replaced by the Saab 9-5 in late 1997, although some final cars were produced into 1998.

Saab 9-3 car model

The Saab 9-3 was a compact executive car that was originally developed and manufactured by the Swedish automaker Saab.

Production has stopped in 2006; SCANDO was looking for someone to take over production of the Toppola.

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