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P4 West: Saab Museum Saved!

January 24, 2012 in News

Saab 9-3 SS Racing edition is Saab Car Museum driven by Peter "Poker" Wallenberg, part in saving the museum now. Photo by Jörgen Trued

P4 West reports: The city of Trollhättan, SAAB AB and The Wallenberg foundations – those are the ones who make sure that the Saab Museum will stay in Trollhättan. Together they have paid 28 million SEK for the whole collection.

A lot has happened since Saab filed for bankruptcy in december. Two bankruptcy administrators were appointed and later on a third joined in.

They quickly realized that more money was needed to keep the bankruptcy proceedings alive and quickly it was established that the Saab Cars Museum could bring in the first millions.

And now it’s a done deal, the museum will remain in Trollhättan. The running costs of the museum, will be handled by the city of Trollhättan and Västragötalandsregionen (regional government). P4 West have previous reported that the region, the city and a collection of Saab-veterans wanted to take over the running of the museum.

SaabsUnited trivia: Jörgen Trued contacted Peter “Poker” Wallenberg some weeks ago, letting him know what was about to happen. Seams like the Wallenbergs acted in a very nice way. “Poker” is a true racing fan and active in KAK Royal Automobile Club of Sweden. He has/had a Turbo X and raced a Saab 9-5 SC as well as a Saab 9-3 SS in track racing. The 9-3 is in the museum but lacks the engine. Interesting enough “Poker” asked me some years ago if I wanted to buy that car without the engine.

168 responses to P4 West: Saab Museum Saved!

  1. YES !!!!!!!!!

  2. This is great news. Thank You to all involved.

  3. Yes yes yes , the first real positive item in a long time !!!

  4. That’s great! I’m looking forward to visit the Museum once more in June this year…wow :-)!

  5. The first of concrete good news to come I’m hoping!

    Kudos to SAAB AB for stepping in!

    • Indeed for SAAB AB, City of Trollhattan & Wallenberg Foundations! :D

      maybe in the future, SAAB AB will buyout the City’s & Wallenberg’s “shares” of the museum & keep it fully under the SAAB embrella.

      It would be cool if SAAB AB would put in a bid for SAAB Automobile. :)

  6. Wonderful!!
    I look forward to visit the museum soon again…!

  7. This is fantastic news, very very happy.

  8. If this is true, it is the best news so far this year!!! :D
    A lot of kudos to all of the parties involved!

  9. Yaay! :D
    This is great! :)

  10. This is such good news. I contacted “Poker” Wallenberg some weeks ago, letting him know what was about to happen. Seams like the Wallenbergs acted in a very nice way. “Poker” is a true racing fan and active in KAK Royal Automobile Club of Sweden. He has/had a Turbo X and raced a Saab 9-5 SC as well as a SAAb 9-3 SS in track racing. The 9-3 is in the museum but lacks the engine. Interesting enough “Poker” asked me some years ago if I wanted to buy that car without the engine.

  11. There’s still some goodness in this world!
    Great, now I will certainly bring my family to the museum in a foreseeable future in , hopefully, a Saab MY ’20 or something like that… ;)

  12. First great news. Hope some others will follow.

  13. Wow, this just shows that sometimes corporations can do wonderful things too. Saab Defense has no obligation to get involved with any of this, yet they’ve elected to do so.

  14. Thank goodness. Finally after all the bad news a bit of really great news!! Well done to all those involved. You have possibly made the first important step in Saabs resurgence!

    Hopefully now the momentum will grow. You have saved a truly historic part of Saab and Swedish history.

    Griffin Up! Cuore Sportivo!

  15. Fantastic news! Can’t wait to visit it again!

  16. Next summer I will vacation is Sweden. Fantastic news.

  17. I just say one thing: OH YES!!!!! GRIFFIN UP!!!!

  18. YYYYYYEEEEEES!!!!

  19. What a wonderfull news!
    The song which comes as first in my mind is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us3dQ0nnlHY .
    Cheers!

  20. Great news, I hope I will be able to visit it in the future as well as a working Saab plant…

  21. What a great outcome. Finally some very good news. I am particularly glad to see that Saab AB is a partner in this new ownership structure as most of the vehicles were developed by them and are part of their proud heritage. This now lays the important foundation and groundwork for Saab Automobile to be resuscitated by a Prince Charming (probably Chinese, Indian, or Turkish).

  22. Saab museun! Check!
    Yes!!!

  23. Fantastic; what a good news.
    So the whole collection will stay together.
    Hope there will be new cars added by the new owners of Saab in the coming years and beyond.
    Let this be the first step in the saving of Saab.

  24. Yes! Finally some good news. Now we can look forward to visit this wonderful museum again!

  25. I think the museum will have a busy year… we all appreciate the museum a bit more now after almost losing it.

  26. It is fantastic and warming to read that also Saab AB, airplane Saab, cared about the museum!

  27. Good news indeed! Let’s hope there will be more good news very soon!

  28. Encouraging news!
    This is a great day for the SAAB heritage.

  29. Well done to everyone! And a big THANK YOU!

  30. Fantastic news ….. now let’s wait for the BIG news …..
    griffin up !!!

  31. Wonderful news!! I’m so happy about it!! :) Must visit as soon as it’s back and open! :)

  32. well done, guys! thanks for this excellent evening news!

  33. Fantastic news!!! I’m already looking forward to my next trip to Trollhättan. And I’m sure that it will not take very long before The really BIG news happens…… :-)

  34. Awesome news…the importance was always there, but now there’s money to underline it and keep it shining on !

  35. Yeeeeeesss! Thank you Trollhättan, thank you Saab AB and thank you Wallenberg!

  36. GREAT! Really good news! :-) :-) :-)

  37. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    I am extremely pleased to hear this great piece of news, and what I hope to be the first of many.

    I look forward to being able to visit the museum for my first time, and hopefully the Saab manufacturing plant as well.

    Thank you to all who were involved.

  38. Wow!!!!! That’s great!!! I’ll be there in june….

  39. AWESOME NEWS!!!

    That’s Saab Winning!

  40. Finally, something to cheer me (and many others) up! I am so glad that I double checked SU before heading outside for the day. Thank you Wallenbergs, SAAB AB and Trollhättan!

  41. Very well done & thank you all @ The city of Trollhättan, SAAB AB and The Wallenberg foundations.

    You really have done us all, proud………

  42. That’s great. Thanks to the Mayor of Trollhattan. Happy evening to all.

  43. Awesome! Hope this is the start of more good news.

  44. Fantastic news, having never been to the museum it really saddened me that I’d never get a chance to see the collection. It’s brilliant that it is now saved for future generations of Saab fans to enjoy.

    Well done to all those involved.

  45. I think a big pat on the back for Trued for his foresight and perception!

    • Thanks Martin, I just tried all the possible options to hopefully push it a little towards success! What would my birth town of Trollhättan be without the Museum!

      • Well as long as you get some credit for your intuition. I do realise however that any credit is very much in the knowledge this magnificent museum is safe. Well done, at least you can say you contributed to it in some way.

  46. Great news, as charlire sheen would have said: Winning !!

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