Tag Archives: Scandinavia

Saab Sighting Of The Week "1977 Saab EMS Barn Find"

Posted on 26. Jan, 2010 by .


Photo Credit: James Dale

This week’s Saab sighting of the week comes from James Dale, the one who recently purchased a beautiful 1993 Saab 900 CE from Swedish Motor Cars.

He’s provided us a photo of an extremely impressive “barn find” in Canada. This vehicle is a 1977 Saab 99 EMS with 55,000 original miles on it!

I guess the deal with these “barn finds” are just as legend has it, you find them in some old barn, virtually untouched and need only minor work with with extremely low mileage. I can’t believe there are still “barn finds” for Saabs here in North America as Scandinavia is another story.

Great job James! Glad that you got your Brother to buy it! Here’s the rest of the story by James:

I responded to an ad on the weekend stating There was a 1977 EMS for sale- no photo included. I answered the ad and drove about 60 miles out with my brother to see it. Met this kind gentleman who opened a barn up to reveal this gem perfectly preserved ems. He supplied his original receipt for $8,300.00 Canadian dollars off the Saab showroom floor. He bought it when he was 32. I made my brother buy it and we drove it home. We cannot believe this gem with full service records was sitting in this Barn waiting ­ 55,000 miles on it- he loved it so much he wanted to preserve it. We assured it was going to a good home. 4000.00 canadian ­ We are still pinching ourselves.

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Saab History Partners With Tretorn To Save Saab

Posted on 25. Jan, 2010 by .



If you are a Saab owner, enthusiast or supporter of the “SAVE SAAB” campaign. Whether you participated in a gathering somewhere around the globe or simply want to show that you were a supporter of the campaign and Saab spirit wherever you live, I encourage you to buy one of these limited production “Save Saab” t-shirts provided by the Swedish company, Tretorn.

Please Note: Right now, the t-shirt is only able to be sold in the United States. I’ve worked with Tretorn to ensure international availability, but their system is unable to provide this. If you are in another country other than the U.S., I would advise getting the t-shirts shipped to a colleague in the states, then pay them through paypal, the shipping cost to you.

Press Release


“Save Saab” T-Shirt Available at The Tretorn Shop, NYC and www.tretorn.com

BOSTON, Mass. (January 14, 2010)

Tretorn®, the modern outdoor brand with deep Swedish roots, is going to bat for the survival of much-loved Swedish car manufacturer, Saab, with the launch of its “Save Saab” campaign. Tretorn is showcasing its support and enabling consumers to show theirs with a special “Save Saab” T-shirt available starting January 15th. A final decision to sell or dissolve the carmaker could come later this month or in early February, according to GM Europe President Nick Reilly.

“Tretorn and Saab share a strong bond, with our Swedish heritage and loyal following,” said Antonio Bertone, chief marketing officer for Tretorn. “We want to show our support and invite fellow Saab fans to join us. We hope that if enough people stand up for a brand they believe in, it might encourage the powers that be to save Saab.” Regardless of the outcome, purchasing this t-shirt, signifies your commitment and dedication to supporting Saab.

Tretorn has teamed up with Saab devotee Ryan Emge of saabhistory.com and is donating a portion of the sales from the T-shirts to Ryan’s continuing efforts to keep Saab alive. Tretorn’s “Save Saab” campaign will also be the focus of its Facebook page(www.facebook.com/tretorn) and Twitter profile (@tretornsavesaab) to keep consumers informed and up to date.

The Tretorn “Save Saab” T-shirt is available at the Tretorn Shop, NYC and on www.tretorn.com in sizes S-XL, while supplies last, for $24. The Tretorn Shop in SoHo is located at 150 Spring Street, between W. Broadway and Wooster.

Media Contact:Megan Mulcahy, CGPR, 781-639-4924 xt 112, megan@cgprpublicrelations.com


Tretorn is headquartered in Helsingborg, Sweden and founded in 1891. It is one of the leading brands for outdoor products in Scandinavia, as well as the 3rd largest brand in Europe for tennis balls. Tretorn is a wholly owned subsidiary of PUMA AG. For more information please visit www.tretorn.com.

Saab History and the site www.saabhistory.com, are owned and operated independently from Saab Automobile, GM and any other affiliates

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Saab 9-3x Launched In Italy At Open House

Posted on 05. Oct, 2009 by .



This past weekend, the Saab 9-3x was launched in Italy at an open house.

As part of this launch, there is website www.saab93x.it where users can access driving itineraries specifically designed to get the most out of the Saab 9-3x. It looks pretty impressive with beautiful routes, complete with appropriate dining and lodging accommodations along the way.

Here is a copy of their press release available here from source, translated by Google.

On 3 and October 4, 2009 open house to present the Saab 9-3X, a model that marks the debut of the Saab crossover segment

A “social competition” to anticipate the exit market

Presented in preview at the Geneva Motor Show last February, the new Saab 9-3X will make its debut to the general public at the door the weekend of 3 and 4 October 2009, at the Saab dealer network. Already since Monday 28 September, an interesting “social competition”, which in 6390 totaled just four days he visits, he anticipates the exit to the market.

The new entry Saab 9-3X crossover segment marks the debut of Saab and the Swedish company makes it quite innovative, in line with their own DNA. The Scandinavian roots, in fact, can not but be reflected in their cars: the harsh climate and the rugged nature of the territory of Scandinavia are the place where many manufacturers conduct trials on their car as Saab, here, the car produces.

The Saab 9-3X is a car that combines an attractive exterior design and surprising performance in the driving wheel-drive thanks to XWD (cross wheel drive, available in conjunction with the petrol engines), which allows the driver to always have top grip on any terrain and in all conditions, combined with a self-leveling suspension system for a more neutral attitude. The performance off road and in critical condition to drive can be optimized through the limited-slip differential with electronic control (eLSD), available as an option, which allows the dynamic allocation and optimal driving force between the rear wheels.

In Italy, the new Saab crossover will be available in the 2.0 TS petrol engine XWD, two-stage 1.9 turbo diesel with DPF and TTiD 2.0TS XWD BioPower, which combines the pleasure of driving a four wheel drive with the advantages of bioethanol E85. All engines are available with 6-speed manual gearbox. The petrol and diesel engines can also be equipped with one or Sentronic 6-speed automatic transmission.

Since Sept. 28, anticipating the release on the market for Saab 9-3X, the homepage of the site or directly at www.saab.it, www.saab93x.it you can access the original “social competition”: this is a contest in which users, having recorded, in addition to enjoy a range of itineraries specifically designed by Saab to appreciate the most of the riding abilities of the new crossover, can create their own routes, share them with friends and vote the best. The routes that will win the most votes will be rewarded with a weekend of adventure in an Italian village.

The initiative was conveyed on a variety of media tools, from traditional print to direct mail but the main peculiarity of this contest was the presence on the circuits of social networks, through viral video uploaded to YouTube and posted on

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Saab Automobile France Launch Saab 9-3x This Weekend

Posted on 07. Jun, 2009 by .



Photo Credit: Saab Automobile France

It looks like Saab Automobile France have launched the Saab 9-3x in their market at a Parisian garden in the heart of Paris this past weekend, emphasizing sustainable development can co-exist in nature.

The focus of this 9-3x launch will consist of their E-85 BioPower Engine range.

Saab introduced the Scandinavian garden from 5 to 7 June at “Gardens, Garden.”

* The Swedish first present the Saab 9-3X in the middle of pure nature.

Saab is now for the third consecutive year to “Garden Garden” (from 5 to 7 June 2009 at the Parc des Tuileries, Paris), the event ephemeral Parisian garden in the heart of Paris where the red wire is sustainable development.

The Saab stand, designed by Bruno Fortuner, landscape architect of the Jardins de Gally, presents its latest model, the Saab 9-3X, at every turn in a whole declined in white and transparency: the white pots and the cosmos, the transparency of water and mirrors, the color symbolic of Scandinavia. The presented car, the Saab 9-3 X first Cross-Hatch (all paths) flex-fuel, changes in the white world without degradation, trace its path in the flowers without damaging them, because it has a BioPower engine that works E85 fuel, consisting of 85% ethanol from the distillation plant. This technological choice justifies the presence of the Swedish manufacturer, which was entirely in line with the philosophy of “Gardens, Garden” event held itself in the heart of a metropolis.

Bruno Fortuner, Jardins de Gally: white, symbol of purity

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