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The Saab-Scania Of America Team Spirit – 1970’s

Posted on 12. Nov, 2008 by .

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Photo Credit: Saab-Scania of America, Inc.

In the 1970’s, the Saab-Scania of America team seemed to really have some momentum going for them after the inception of the game changing Saab 99 Turbo.

The photo above illustrates how this team formerly located at 60 Marsh Hill Road Orange, Connecticut was a strong family, with this promotional photo taken sometime in the late 1970’s under the leadership of Jonas C:Son Kjellberg.

A thanks to Shaw Saab for the photo as part of the recent visit to the dealership.

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Jonas C:Son Kjellberg , Saab USA President 1972-1979

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Photo Credit: Saab-Scania Of America, Inc.

Jonas C:Son Kjellberg became acting President of Saab USA, Inc. in 1972 replacing J. J. (Jerry) Upham

During his tenior, he worked in the corner office of the newly constructed 60 Marsh Hill Road in Orange, Connecticut facility alongside longtime PR personality, Lennart Lonnegren.

With Saab-Scania of America, he saw numerous model changes and launches including the pivotal Saab 99 Turbo for the 1978 model year.

Kjellberg worked in this capacity until Sten Wennlo asked Bob Sinclair to come back to work at Saab-Scania of America, as acting President in May of 1979.

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