Saab Museum Saved From Liquidation

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Last week we reported the news that Saab was auctioning off the vehicles in its museum, with over 120 different models looking to be separated from one another. It appears that Saab enthusiasts and the city of Trollhättan, where the museum is located, wasn’t too keen on that idea.

The museum has been saved thanks to the city of Trollhättan, SAAB AB and The Wallenburg foundations. The trio paid over $4.1-million for the whole collection to remain in Trollhättan, but more importantly none of the cars will be separated from one another. The running costs of the museum will also be absorbed by the city and the regional government.

This is great news for what little may remain of Saab history, with the museum presumably housing the most complete collection of Saab vehicles in the world.

[Source: Saabs United]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Jim Jim on Feb 09, 2012

    Peter: You are a bitter human being. I've owned 4 SAABs, a Volvo R, many BMWs, 2 Jaguars, and some M-Bs along with a few exotics and the commodity items from Ford & GM. The SAABs were dependable, pleasant without complaint, capable without idiosyncrasy. I was taught to drive a SAAB with fervor (loy in Swedish) by one of the factory's rally drivers, and with 110HP could smoke a Corvette through the mountain roads. That this Swedish icon ultimately failed after its ill-suited takeover by GM is sad for its patrons and for Trollhaten; it is not deserving of your vitriolic rambling. Shame on you. Ever see a Monet or Van Gogh? Ever see a patent model? All are worthy of keeping. As is your opinion.

  • Adrian McCabe Adrian McCabe on Sep 02, 2013

    Glad to hear the Saab Museum and all the cars will stay. I hope to get over there one day, but it's a long way from Australia.

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