RIP Mr SAAB.

It is with huge sadness that we learn today of the passing of our dear friend and true legend Erik Carlsson.

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Erik was and will remain a founding father of the success and worldwide awareness of the SAAB brand. His legacy will remain with us and his name synonymous with the word SAAB.

On behalf of the whole SAAB community our deepest condolences go out to his family at this sad time.

RIP ERIK, you will never be forgotten.

zvovesny
Member
1 year 3 months ago

rest in peace Erik

saabaudi
Member
1 year 3 months ago

About this man and his car I got to know the brand Saab for the first time by reading the sport-informations in the newspapers at he end of the 1960-ies. He was a symbol of the make.

99turboman
Guest
1 year 3 months ago

Sad to see him go. 🙁
Met him several times over the years. Seems ironic that on the same day there is a press release from Nevs regarding possibly good news for the Saab car brand for the future.

saabyurk
Member
1 year 3 months ago

I am so sad that I never took advantage of opportunities to meet him. His achievments were one of the reasons I was inspired to buy my first Saab in 1967. RIP Erik.

MF
Member
1 year 3 months ago

Sad day for SAAB people.

R.I.P.

MF

Karl Ask
Member
1 year 3 months ago

RIP Erik
Me and my dad had a great time in Colorado with you!!
it was in 1999 at the Peak Nine Experience!!!

JoPlSe
Member
1 year 3 months ago

Rest in Peace. I am happy I got to see him a couple of times in TrollhÀttan.

RS MOTORSPORT
Member
1 year 3 months ago

ItÂŽs sad day. Today died Saab together with his face…

Peter Gilbert
Member
1 year 3 months ago

I am so sad as he was always my hero and I bought my first Saab, a 1996, 96 with the enthusiasm. He will be surely missed, but never forgotten.

Goedhart
Member
1 year 3 months ago

He will always be MR SAAB Rest in Peace

Patrik H
Member
1 year 3 months ago

RIP Erik

theSandySaab
Member
1 year 3 months ago

R.I.P. Erik.
You were one of my few heroes.
As a SAAB fan, I am forever grateful for you spreading the word, even at times upside down.
A sad day, it is…
Just saw you eyeing the Monte Carlo on the Saab 96 project on “For the love of cars”.
Recommended viewing in your memory…

AEROOTTAWA
Member
1 year 3 months ago

Nicely said Sandy Saab. +1

Saabgun
Member
1 year 3 months ago

The Saab festival will not be the same without him, he will be missed

Anders Schioldan Ostergaard
Member
1 year 3 months ago

A sad day. Thank you for all the good memories. Rest in Peace Erik Carlsson

Trued
Member
1 year 3 months ago
To my friend Erik, We are both born in TrollhĂ€ttan, my memories of the first time we met is a little blurred since it was in 1965 at the Hospital when I was born. As a kid I “bullied” you for having a “BIG Engine” (a little belly). You became one of the very first professional rally drivers in the world parallell with the work You had at Mr. Pelle Nyströms gas station. First You started racing motorcycles that Mr. Nyström imported the brand was Norton, then You had some tough accidents. Then You did some co-driving in his Volvo… Read more »
saabboy1
Member
1 year 3 months ago

Well said Jurgen, boy it just doesn’t get any worse for us today.

Turbo_Lover
Member
1 year 3 months ago

Very sad indeed. I had the privilege of meeting Erik in person twice – he was a true gentleman who was happy to talk to anyone.

RIP, Erik

Richard
Member
1 year 3 months ago

Truly a very sad day

3cyl
Member
1 year 3 months ago

I was too young to drive at the time, but his early racing success got me interested in SAAB.

kochje
Member
1 year 3 months ago

Our deepest respect for what Erik has done in his life.
We will miss him but never forget him.
He was what is called; “a monument”.

SuperSwede66
Member
1 year 3 months ago

Like all who were lucky enough to meet him, he left a great impression on me. Such a gentleman who always had time to talk to everybody, photographs and signing all manner of items (including the roof of a Saab 96). Together with my dad I met him twice. Sadly neither is with us any longer. But I shall treasure the time spent with him, the photograph of him and my dad, and my Saab manual will remain very special, having been signed by Erik.

Rest in peace Erik ‘Mr Saab’ Carlsson ‘pĂ„ taket’

ingvar
Member
1 year 3 months ago

I saw him in Nostalgia Festival for some years ago in Ronneby Sweden. He was a judge in “Concours d`Elegance”.(I hope I spelled it right.) Genuin as usual.
RIP Erik!

hans h
Member
1 year 3 months ago

Farewell, Erik.

Geo
Member
1 year 3 months ago

RIP Erik………No doubt you will be sitting in Heaven next to the Automotive Greats like Henry Ford, Carrol Shelby, The Dodge Brothers and many many more !!

Carlo A
Member
1 year 3 months ago

R.I.P. Erik

Thanks for the great moments!

saabman96
Member
1 year 3 months ago

erik carlsson.a legend in his own lifetime and a true gentleman.the saab world has lost a very special man.RIP erik

Aero1
Member
1 year 3 months ago

A sad day indeed, but I rather think of all the good Erik did for the brand we all call family..SAAB. Forever in our hearts Erik, the true Mr SAAB.
Condolences to his family and to all of SAAB.

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