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Saab History Learns That Merbanco Group Was Not Chosen

Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by .

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Saab History has learned that one of the three speculated bidders for Saab Automobile, the Wyoming based Merbanco Group was unfortunately not chosen.

After recently developing a relationship with Christopher Johnston of Merbanco Group I have learned about his history with Saab, his passion for the car company, his own interests and how his approach would have been very well suited to take on Saab Automobile as a new owner.

While I am deeply disappointed that this route was not chosen or even considered, I have appreciated getting to know him and his honest interests in saving Saab Automobile.

Here’s a piece that Christopher Johnston provided Saab History tonight for us to reflect on:

“As most of you know, we ride with the brand, the fit was good, and were up to the challenges ahead. It is now time for us to depart the field and support the company and its outstanding people.

We are grateful to all of you, fellow Saab enthusiasts and the Saab team for the support you have us. It will never be forgotten. Heartfelt thanks, Ryan and friends for your support.”

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Saab History Sells Saab 900 Turbo To Former Saab Dealer

Posted on 13. Nov, 2009 by .

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I am happy to inform you that Saab History has managed to sell the 1992 Saab 900 Turbo to a former Saab Dealer here in the United States.

This former Saab dealer is very excited to be receiving this restored vehicle and makes a pledge to store it, preserve it and treat it well.

As a send off to the new owner and for us here on Saab History, I put together this promo video of the car showing how good it looks & drives as the last chapter of Saab History’s time with it.

I thoroughly have enjoyed this vehicle and I am excited to see it go to such a good home.

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The New Koenigsegg-Saab Era Photos (CCX / Aero-X)

Posted on 16. Jun, 2009 by .

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Photo Credits: Saab Automobile AB

Saab Automobile AB has just provided Saab History some photos taken many years ago (how long did they know about this purchase?), of a Koenigsegg CCX alongside a Saab Aero-X at the runway within Koenigsegg’s headquarters, Ängelholm, Sweden in 2006.

If anyone wants the high resolution photos, please e-mail me directly at info ( at ) SaabHistory ( dot ) com and I can send them to you.

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Saab History Is Extremely Excited About U.S. Investment Group Financed Koenigsegg-Saab Development

Posted on 13. Jun, 2009 by .

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Today is a great day hearing about BÃ¥rd Eker’s official, unofficial acknowledgement about the Saab Automobile-Koenigsegg deal.

I am very excited about learning more about the developments of this U.S. investment group financed, Koenigsegg owned Saab Automobile starting the new era of the company from 2009 onward.

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Saab 9-3x Billboard Spotted Near Göteborg Airport

Posted on 04. May, 2009 by .

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Photo Credit: Adam H

Adam H of Saab Automobile has recently provided Saab History a wonderful photo of the Saab 9-3x on a billboard outside of the Landvetter Airport in Gothenburg, Sweden.

This billboard is also very close to where Saab Automobile AB’s advertising, marketing, sales and design office is located in nearby Mölnlycke, Sweden.

I am guessing this billboard was in plain view to all of the prospective visitors as they departed from the Landvetter Airport in Göteborg as they headed North to Trollhättan? If so, good planning over the past three weeks?

A thank you to Adam for the photograph, it must be exciting times at Saab Automobile Sweden at both this office and the main facilities in Trollhättan.

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Saab History Learns That Koenigsegg & Power Circle Are Best Choices As Prospective Saab Automobile Owners

Posted on 30. Apr, 2009 by .

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I have recently received an e-mail from an anonymous insider. This person has indicated that apparently Saab Automobile believes that the Swedish company Koenigsegg & the Swedish investment group (Power Circle) are to be the best possible buyers for their company at this time.

Swedish company, Koenigsegg is the third automobile manufacturer in Sweden and has a long racing history and is touted as the best company to take ownership of Saab Automobile.

Power Circle is a Swedish investment group coupled with Sweden’s Innovatum in Trollhattan and the country’s largest energy provider, Vattenfall. The Norwegian government has also expressed interest in funding the new hybrid development and electric car projects at Saab Automobile as well.

It looks like right now, unless things change, the Swedish investment group, Koenigsegg & the Swedish Government will be the formation of financially supporting Saab Automobile once emerged from reconstruction on May 20th. Having a fully-Swedish owned & invested company will satisfy the requirements of the Swedish Government’s loan guarantees ensuring sustainability and locality keeping all production, talent, engineering, etc. at Saab Automobile in Sweden.

I should mention that the Power Circle group, and all of the parties involved have not responded to Saab History’s inquiries, and they are the only ones that have not, coincidence?

I leave you with a quote from Saab Automobile’s Eric Geers not too long ago.

“I cannot disclose who they are, but I can confirm that there is a group of investors in Sweden which has shown interest,” Saab spokesman Eric Geers told Automotive News.

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Saab USA Jet Into Spring Sale Ends 4.30.2009

Posted on 24. Apr, 2009 by .

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Photo Credit: Saab USA (left) / Saab History (right)

The Saab USA “Jet Into Spring” sales event ends on the last day of April.

The Jet Into Spring event offers 0% for up to 60 months for qualified buyers on the entire 2009 Saab 9-3 lineup (sport sedans, sport combis and convertibles.

If you are in the market for a new Saab, check out the prices on the Saab USA website directly.

I also encourage you to, if logistically possible, to go through the Saab History’s Saab dealerships sponsors directly as indicated on the banner ads on this website, as they will surely take care of you in your market!

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Swedish Motor Cars Selling 1994 900 CE Convertible

Posted on 01. Apr, 2009 by .

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Photo Credit: Swedish Motor Cars

Swedish Motor Cars in Washington, D.C., a proud sponsor of Saab History is selling a rare 1994 900 CE convertible with just 97,793 miles on the odometer!

It is certainly a clean car, especially it is only one of 500 ever produced and officially the last year of the classic 900 convertible and comes with all of the bells and whistles!

Click here for more information on this car to inquiry about it if you are in the market.

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