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The Saab Museum is cannibalized

Auction: The Saab Museum is cannibalized-first Saab “made China” looks

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Saab also wants to sell the original model from 1946.

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Family idyle with the Saab Long Nose from 1967.

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Also built for the family: the Saab 95 from 1976.

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Saab 99 from 1976.

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Saab 99 Turbo from 1978. The car can still be seen quite often on the road today.

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Saab 92 and Saab 900 first and second generation (top to bottom).

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Saab 900 CSE convertible from 1998: The car with a fabric roof was one of the brand’s prestigious and particularly popular vehicles.

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One of the last models: the Saab 9-3 Sport from 2009.

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The Phoenix study was shown at the 2011 Geneva exhibition. The car should whet the appetite for the brand again. The study can now no longer be carried out.

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The insolvent automaker parted ways with his "Table silver". In order to be able to pay creditors, one-offs and classic cars are now being sold.

A.Everything has to go, is Saab’s motto. The insolvent automaker has to part with all vehicles, including its concept cars and its classic cars. Around 120 vehicles from the museum and the warehouse in the main plant in Trollhattan have to leave the halls.

The exhibits include the original Saab 92001 from 1946, early Saab 92, rally variants of the Saab 93, 99 and 900, the station wagon variants of the 95 with tail fins and various studies of the 900. Also pre-series and series vehicles as well as test cars, studies and racing cars are sold, including the 94 Sonett from 1956, the Catherina study from 1965 and the electric-powered Elbil minibus from 1976. The more recent 9-2X, 9X, 9-3X and AeroX are for sale.

Saab was founded in 1937 and initially manufactured aircraft. In the past, the manufacturer, which had specialized in turbo engines for its vehicles, repeatedly got into financial difficulties.

One of the reasons was the model policy. The Swedes were only able to offer two series for many years. The development of an off-road vehicle was overslept.

In 1989 General Motors got involved

In December 1989, General Motors initially acquired 50 percent of the shares in Saab Automobile AB, and in 2000 it was fully taken over by GM. But when the US manufacturer ran into financial difficulties, GM sold the Swedish brand to the Dutch sports car manufacturer Spyker.

The Chinese were the last hope

Spyker boss Victor Muller tried to get Saab afloat with loans and new donors and company structures. The last hope was the Chinese companies Pang Da and Youngman Lotus Automobile, who wanted to take over Saab from the current owner, the Spyker successor company Swedish Automobile.

However, the plans failed after GM had Saab patents and did not want to pass on newly developed techniques to the Chinese.

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