Saab History Looks Forward To The Week Ahead

Posted on 10. Jan, 2010 by in 2010-2019

This past weekend is our last weekend we have until we learn about the fate of Saab Automobile this coming week.

As the news over this weekend is pretty much a non-event so far, I did manage to visit Boston on Saturday. During this trip, I visited the old neighborhood where I bought my first Saab (Charlestown, Massachusetts)! and even took a photo of the street corner where I bought it! I almost feel like I’ve come around full circle, and ironically, just before the news that we’ll learn about this week!

In gaining a lot of information with all of the appropriate parties, I cannot expect anything other than good news this coming week. Opposed to all of the drama we’ve been experiencing over the year, especially the big bumps this past fall from the dealership closures on Nov 13th, the Koenigsegg termination on Nov 24th, the wind down notice on the 18th of December, and the liquidation notice this past Friday the 8th, are all part of the bumpy road to broader horizons for Saab Automobile’s future. I had tough time believing this statement too until learning more about the status of Saab Automobile’s sale process recently.

We have until January 15th until Saab Automobile would be liquidated and as of now, the management of Saab Automobile in Sweden no longer has any autonomy over their subsidiary of GM, so it’s up to a new buyer to save the company.

I must say that from all of the good news I’ve learned over the last 24-48 hours that I hope will become a reality soon, I would be extremely surprised that Saab Automobile does not end up on top with a new buyer this coming week!

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7 Responses to “Saab History Looks Forward To The Week Ahead”

  1. Ryan

    10. Jan, 2010

    I hope you are right and we all get good news! I have done everything I can here in the Carolinas with current limited contacts.

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  2. Eric Adams

    10. Jan, 2010

    I would love to know what is going through Jan-Ake’s mind!

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  3. Peter Gilbert

    10. Jan, 2010

    Last Monday morning the day before I left for Detroit, I told the 300 constituents at a listening session, of US Senator Russ Feingold (D) Wisconsin, about the way the taxpayers’ company, GM was stonewalling the deal to sell Saab. “We have spent over $50b dollar$ on bailing this company out and when someone offers ca$h so we can recoup some of our hard earned tax money, that would be preferable to placing 5,000 American Saab related employees, in addition to dependents on assistance. Also the fact that laid off people worldwide, will not be able to buy American products, if they have no money!”

    After the raucous meeting, many people came up to me, to thank me for telling him to speak to Michigan Senators Stabinaw and Levin.

    Ironically this was in a theater literally shared with the Wisconsin Auto Museum, in Hartford, with my million mile SPG. By serendipity the home of a revolutionary Tucker, which was also given a complete lube job by GM, back in 1948.

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  4. Anders

    11. Jan, 2010

    Ryan!

    Really hope you are right.

    My father ordered a not built SAAB 9-3 two days ago and I a little more than two weeks ago. I choose the TTDI engine built in Italy. I just hope we will have our new SAABs. The smartest carbrand the world has ever seen.

    Many thanks for your dedicated effort.

    Varm regards from a cold and snowy Gothenburg

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  5. Kurt W. Krauss

    11. Jan, 2010

    Crossing my fingers that your information is correct, Ryan, and that the deal closes very quickly to avoid another Koenigsegg mess. The people who make up the Saab brand are so much in need of a good owner who understands it and will nurture it. If the deal closes there will be a lot of education and marketing necessary to undo the tremendous damage has been wreaked over the past year.

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  6. Ryan

    11. Jan, 2010

    The info I understand is correct, I just hope it becomes a reality by the end of this week.

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  7. Peter Jones

    11. Jan, 2010

    Fingers crossed Ryan….

    You and Swade have given up hope, and that all of JAJ The Man’s endeavours bears fruit.

    I’m taking part in the UK convoy on the 17th – let’s hope we have something to celebrate

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