A Very Tired Victor’s Thoughts, Plus Words from Tim Colbeck

I’m fairly tired and I’ve only been on the periphery of this for the past few days. I can’t imagine how Victor is fairing being in the center of the storm. I hope he gets some rest. He does plan to remain involved in some capacity. Thanks again, Victor.

Though Rune posted it this morning, I feel like it needs to come back to the top of the page. Some may wonder what’s going on with Spyker. I have news of that which I’ll share when I can. In the meantime we should all stay happy that Saab will remain in Sweden, albeit with lots of Chinese money behind it.

Lyssna: Victor Muller om att Saab blir kinesiskt

Tim Colbeck also comments on the news and how he believes that this sends a strong message that Saab will be around for some time to come. Colbeck confirms Muller will remain an adviser. The part about Saab goes until 3:35.

http://www.autonews.com/article/20111028/VIDEO/310289660/1219

JasonPowell
Member
4 years 10 months ago
Very tired is probably an understatement. Victor has worn so many hats with Saab and shouldered all the blame himself very unfairly. I am glad to hear that he will stay with Saab in some capacity. This man deserves some respect when you consider how tough things got, he never once gave up and fought a tireless and thankless fight in so many ways to save the jobs of the Saab employees and a little town in Sweden that would have been in huge trouble had the worst happened…. He needs not only our gratitude and thanks, but our respect… Read more »
Peter Gilbert
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Exactly. I just posted similar thoughts in The Local, Comment #4

http://www.thelocal.se/37024/20111028/

Bogy
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Excellent news. Respect and a deep deep bow to Victor Muller – great job!

saabo
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Thanks Victor! You have my deepest respect and I sincerely hope that you will be involved in Saab for years to come.

Francisco
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Great Job Muller,

You saved Saab from Gm and now from the total liquidation.

If I was the chinese I would definitive keep you with us as an “ambassadeur”, I mean you really can open doors….

ThomasJ
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Time for some jumping for Mr. Victor Muller, who made it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJr48sjvz-E&feature=player_embedded

Nate 9-3
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Thanks VM.

Thorfinn
Member
4 years 10 months ago

We all have so much to thank Victor Muller for.
He doesn’t need our money…but perhaps, when the deal is solid and certain, all the subscribers to SU can get together to award him something symbolic in gratitude?
What o people think? I’d gladly contribute.

TurboLover
Member
4 years 10 months ago

It would be an hounor to do so!

Peter, Sweden
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Count me in! Some kind of (custom-made?) symbolic gift would be a pleasure to be part of!

74StingSaab
Member
4 years 10 months ago

I’m in.. would be nice to find a designer who would make a limited edition SU tie… Something bold!

Petteri
Member
4 years 10 months ago

How about some “Thank you, Victor” convoys in mid-January?

tomas
Member
4 years 10 months ago

OT: Is there any place where u can see the latest press conference videofeed? only found radio..

MrTinkertrain
Member
4 years 10 months ago
dcpattie
Member
4 years 10 months ago

I feel for Tim Colbeck. The entire environment has changed since he joined Saab – just a few short months ago. I wonder if he was specifically looking forward to working with VM and his vision for Saab.

Not counting the 9-4X from Mexico, I don’t think Saab has produced a single car since he came to Saab. I can’t image how that must feel. Hopefully for Tim and Saab – better times are ahead.

CSD_ChineseSaabDriver
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Thanks Victor Muller, that’s a great work to get the deal done.

saab93f
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Victor is and will be a true Saab hero!! I have nothing but deep and profound respect for him.

Victor UP!!

Toby K
Member
4 years 10 months ago

After hearing that Victor personally may have lost more than 70M Euros and admitted in the end all of his time was spent on nothing else other than trying to get Saab “to a safe port” I think he deserves some serious respect.

He took them from GM, and handed them to the Chinese at great personal loss-so that they may carry on.

when you look at it like that, he is obviously a good guy that loves Saab.

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