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Saab Museum re-opening date corrected and updated

March 1, 2012 in News

*** U P D A T E *** announces today, march first, that the City of Trollhättan aims to open the Museum on Saturday March 24.

*** U P D A T E ***

Sadly we need to correct the information below. I got a the following message from Peter Backström:

Till, unfortunately the info on Innovatums website was wrong and has been removed. There is no decision taken yet when the museum will be reopened. But we work on it very hard.

We’ll keep you informed. /till72

Currently there are not many news about Saab, but today somebody has sent us a piece of information, that will make some people here at SU happy.

Saab museum opens in March
Saab Car Museum in Innovatum reopens on March 23.

A few months ago a risk existet, that the cars on the Saab Car Museum would be spread over the world, but on January 31 the City Council decided to buy the museum.

The City of Trollhättan won the bidding in conjunction with the defense and security company Saab AB and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation. The partnership has payed 28 million Swedish Crowns for the museum with the intact car collection.

With regard to the operation of the museum is responsible Trollhättan City and Region Västra Götaland for it. He is currently working to establish Innovatum Science Center’s role in the continued operation.

On 23 March, the Saab Car Museum will reopen to the public.

27 responses to Saab Museum re-opening date corrected and updated

  1. Great news! Well done to all involved in saving this vitally important collection.

    It goes to show what can be achieved when things are important enough.

    Pity Fiat don’t seem to feel the same way about the Alfa Romeo meseum!

    Griffin Up! Cuore Sportivo!

  2. Great news!

  3. SU crew: How about to arrange a meeting to celebrate the Grand opening?? 😀

  4. Good news. I hope that it doesn’t be the last one.

  5. Good news. My 2012 vacation schedule is booked but a trip to Trollhattan to see the museum is high on my list for 2013.

    Semi related: Anybody know the outcome of the sale of the Heritage Collection cars in the US? It was reported here that they would be sold as a single lot – but I have word the Skip Barber open wheel race car that was part of the collection is now owned by a private party. I hope the rest of the collection is still together.

    • The word is (and I have this second hand, so this is subject to confirmation) that the US Saab Heritage Collection was purchased as a whole by two well known Saabophiles, Tom Donney and Bill Jacobson. If true, the collection could not be in better hands.

  6. Goodie!
    I must visit it!

  7. Very good news! I imagine the first day reopened will bring quite a bit of money.

  8. Thanks again to everybody who has been in involved! Great news. Looking forward to visiting the museum again!

  9. I’ll be there in late June…for sure :-)!

  10. Anyone know if Peter B will still be running it? Would hate to see all that deep knowledge and brand history wasted.

    • Well, since Peter B replied to Till with the updated information, it sounds like he is still involved!

  11. That’s Great!
    I’ll be flying into Gothenburg in a few months and once again go to the museum.
    Hopefully AVIS can still provide me with a Saab rental car….

  12. Ooops, but no worries, the Saab Museum with the collection intact, will still be opened ultimately. Keep cool and continue Saabing.

  13. One thought the Innovatum-website was a reliable source of information.
    Well… The important thing is that it WILL be reopened some day.

  14. I may be visiting in the summer. For sure they will be open by then 🙂

  15. Hope to visit in the autumn. Fingers crossed! 🙂

  16. a Massive Grand-Opening / SAAB-sale (if applicable)- happening would be great! count me in, when you arrange such an event in May! (so, time enough to see what happens with Saab/M&M/YM/who-ever 😉 )

  17. 2 bad Guess the winter holiday go south with a little shopping in Northern Germany instead. Maybee even the gasoline is cheaper than in Denmark. Look forward to the grand opening. 🙂

  18. For me it isn’t so important that the opening of the museum is delayed, but that the museum is saved.

  19. Great ! 😀

  20. Long way from Australia but will be there at the end of this year.

  21. Is it remaining at the same place?