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Fighters take off with the SAAB brand name…..

February 1, 2016 in News

Skärmavbild 2016-02-01 kl. 09.17.36

We read on various international automotive sites that what we long feared has become true. Saab AB reaffirmed that NEVS will not be allowed to use the Saab name.

“We have revoked their right to use the brand name and there is no longer a discussion about NEVS using it”

Saab AB spokesman Sebastian Carlsson told Automotive News Europe.

I contacted Mr Carlsson this morning and got the information as well. So when are the big SAAB signs taken down at the old manufacturing plant in Trollhättan?

CNET on Cars: Chevrolet Bolt, first drive

January 31, 2016 in CNET on Cars, Competing Brands Familiarization

CNET on Cars took a look at the Chevrolet Bolt, could it be that Chevrolet just beat Tesla to the punch on creating an affordable electric car? And how could this affect NEVS when the Chevrolet Bolt is launched in China?

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Russian movie of Vladimir Antonov in SU 99 Turbo Rally car

January 29, 2016 in Classics, Competitions, Rally Team, Sweden

This a very “RAW” copy I was given way after the 2010 Rally to the midnight sun. It was originally ment to be part in the making of the new history of SAAB with its new ownership and leadership both internally in SAAB and as a clip in a russian motors television program featuring Vladimir Antonov and his participation in the classic Swedish Rally. I was given an embargo for some years not to show this videoclip. Due to various copyright issus I suppose. But now when SAAB as a carmaker is gone I feel it is OK to finally show the SAAB enthusiast world an interesting piece of the brand history. Something that could have been so different. Political and and other dark forces stopped it all. The SU Historic Rally Team was planned to expand into a 15 car international team that should travel and compete worldwide. I even got started to plan for 10 more cars in addition to the 5 SAAB 99 Turbo cars that I had made. Well that is all history now but please enjoy this movie.

ANA Group sold to Bilia Group

January 29, 2016 in ANA

anaFor everyone who knows a bit about Trollhättan and Saab are also well familiar with ANA which used to be the main Saab dealer in Sweden, back then called “Saab ANA”, but also a concept center for what a Saab dealership was supposed to look like.

After the bankruptcy of SAAB Automobile AB, ANA quickly restructured their sales model and adapted it to sell BMW and Mini, this has been a very lucrative move for ANA which has been able to expand its business well beyond the borders of Trollhättan to now include BMW dealerships and repair shops in 3 cities along the west coast.

Today ANA took another step into the bigger league when the whole of ANA Group was bought by Bilia Group which is a major BMW dealership chain with its base of operations in neighboring city of Gothenburg.

ANA’s former CEO Joachim Lind who has been very active in working together with SaabsUnited and other Saab affiliated organizations moved to become CEO of Bilia Group only two months ago can now once again walk into the dealership in Trollhättan without being regarded as a competitor.

If ANA is going to be allowed to keep its name or not which originates back to the days when the dealership was originally located in Nyköping called Aktiebolaget Nyköping Automobilfabrik, is not yet known, if it is absorbed completely into Bilia Group and renamed it will probably be the end of one of the last remanences of what used to be SAAB Automobile AB in Sweden.

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Unique never shown before SU Historic Rally Team video

January 29, 2016 in Classics, Rally Team

In 2010 Vladimir Antonov and I drove two 99 Turbo CC´s in the Swedish Rally to The Midnights. This was a private video but now 5 years later I release it

CLICK HERE!     Rally Video

Skärmavbild 2016-01-29 kl. 10.07.03

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BEWARE! Could be a scam! 4-SALE: 99 1969 with 23490 km / one owner

January 27, 2016 in News

Warning! Information on other media indicates that this car sale could be a “scam”. I have not seen the car in person but as with all car sales one has to inspect the car in and out.

It might still be a fine specimen.

Get a brand new SAAB 99 from 1969 for 89500 SEK Posted today at 2 PM

Seller webpage Blocket

Info from DMV:
Fordonsidentifikation
Registreringsnummer: BTM053
Fabrikat: SAAB 99 COMBI
Typ:
Färg: RÖD Fordonsslag: PB
Fordonsår: 1969 Fordonsslagsklass: I
Identifieringsnummer: 4615
Typgodkännandenummer:
Typgodkännandedatum:
Fordonskategori EU: M1
Senaste EU-regbevis del 1: 2015-12-16
Senaste EU-regbevis del 2: 2015-12-16
Handelsbeteckning:
Upplysningar:

Ägare/Brukare
Namn: RICOND AB
Adress: FÅGELSÅNGSVÄGEN 7 B
Postnr: 186 42 Förvärvsdatum: 2015-12-13
Ort: VALLENTUNA

Försäkringsuppgifter
Försäkringsbolag: IF
Försäkringsdatum: 2015-12-13

Fordonsdata
Fordonsstatus: I trafik (2015-07-10)
Tillfällig registrering: Nej
Antal ägare: 3 Yrkesmässig trafik: Nej
Fordonet tillverkat:
Producentansvarig:
I trafik första gången i Sverige: 1969-03-25
I trafik första gången (vanligen i utlandet): Import/införsel: Nej
Ägarbunden dispens: Nej
Ägarbunden dispens upphör: Nej

Besiktningsuppgifter
Besiktning senast: 2017-07-31
Senast godkända besiktning: 2015-09-03
Föreläggande:Nej
Körförbud:Nej
Mätarställning: 23421

Skatteuppgifter
Fordonsskattepliktigt: Nej Användningsförbud: Nej
Trängselskattepliktigt: Ja
Årsskatt, kr:
Återbetalning vid avställning, kr: 0
Debiterad fordonsskatt, kr: 0
Debiterad avgift, kr: 0
Betalningsmånad/er:
Förfallen fordonsskatt/avgift, kr: 0
Vägtrafikregisteravgift: 50 kr ska betalas samtidigt med årsskatten.

Tekniska data
Motornummer:
Kaross: Täckt (01)
Karosserikod tillägg:
Karosserikod särskilda ändamål:
Slagvolym, cm3:
Växellåda: MANUELL

Antal passagerare, max: 4
Antal sittande passagerare, max:
Antal bältade passagerare, max:
Antal passagerare i rullstol, max:
Antal stående passagerare, max:
Skattevikt, kg: 1150
Tjänstevikt (faktisk vikt), kg: 1150
Totalvikt, kg: 1500
Ursprunglig totalvikt, kg: 1500
Max släpvagnsvikt, kg:
Max släpvikt kg, obromsad:
Släpets maximala totalvikt vid körkortsbehörighet B, kg: 2000
Släpets maximala totalvikt vid utökad körkortsbehörighet B, kg: 2750
Max sammanlagd bruttovikt, kg:
Max lastvikt, kg: 350
Kopplingsanordning : KULA
Kopplingsavstånd, mm:
Kopplingsavstånd EU, mm:
Max kopplingsavstånd EU, mm:
Bromsuttag :
Avancerat bromssystem:
Lastutrymmets längd, mm:
Främre överhäng, mm:
Bakre överhäng, mm:
Utrustning:
Drivande axlar fram:
Drivande axlar bak:
Antal hjul:
Däckdimension axel 1: 155-15
Däckdimension axel 2: 155-15
Bandbredd, mm:

Längd, mm: 4450 Bredd, mm: 1690
Höjd, mm:

Drivmedel 1: BENSIN
Tankvolym, liter: 45
Motoreffekt, kW: 59,0
Effektnorm: DIN

Elfordon:
Miljöklass:
Euro miljöklassning:

Utsläppsklass:

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Great way to make good use out of old SAAB parts

January 27, 2016 in News

What to say? I love it!

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AIRBAG recall affects SAAB 9-3 and 9-5

January 27, 2016 in News

Japanese manufacturer Takata has a big recall on their inflator systems.

“is expected to include approximately 110,000 Saab 9-3 and 9-5 vehicles” for driver-side airbag inflators in cars sold here from 2003 to 2011. (GM owned Saab until 2010.)

GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson on Jan. 22

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