2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi in the United States UPDATED
April 25, 2013 in Fan Stuff
A photo was widely shared on Facebook this morning of a 2012 Saab 9-5 SportsCombi in the United States. The car has been sold by KVD and exported to the United States, if anyone know more about this car please inform us on firstname.lastname@example.org
** Mystery solved. Very shortly after this post was made we received this update from Christopher Wiseman at SPNA which gives a clear picture of just what this car was and is. In short, it appears there are two more special Saabs that will be available for sale at an auction in Sweden soon.-Jason
This car has been here in the U.S. and with us at SPNA. The vehicle was not a show car, but rather an engineering test vehicle. The show car that was in NY at the auto show was sent back to Sweden immediately at the show’s conclusion in 2011. We’ve been storing this vehicle in Royal Oak, MI and then at our new offices in Troy, MI until a decision was made as to what to do with it.
Just yesterday the vehicle was picked up from us and will be shipped back to Sweden where it will undergo the necessary prep and “federalization” to then be sold at auction. The car has a saleable VIN and thus can be driven on the road once it goes through the required process.
One other vehicle that remained here, on the East Coast in New Jersey, and was a European spec’d car was an Independence Convertible. This was a press vehicle that was on display at the NY Auto Show and participated in a number of other events here in the states. It too has a saleable VIN and will be picked up and shipped back to Sweden for similar processing and then set-up for auction.