Here are RikardH’s pictures from today’s visit at the factory, enjoy!
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Now it’s not long time until the first ordinary Saab from Nevs leaves the production line in Trollhättan. As many of you may know it’s a 9-3 Aero, and you guys can follow this directly via various Swedish TV broadcasters web-TV services. Naturally, they speak swedish and it’s not texted, but you can still enjoy the pictures!
I will here link to the different broadcasters I know will send direct from the factory. There may be some of the broadcasters who not allow non-Swedish IP-adresses, but I know TV4 will work abroad. Click on the different links, and it will open in a new window. TV4 start their show 12:55 local time (CET / GMT +1:00), SVT start theirs at 13:00.
It’s been just a few weeks ago that NEVS built the first 9-3 under their ownership in the Trollhättan factory. Our photographer Rikard H made that great shot that we now printed as a poster. It_s available in the SU store area on cardyourcar.
We created another set of great posters in cooperation with Abel Art from Singapore. They are available either as a set or seperately. To celebrate the new additions to our poster portfolio we give a 50% discount on all other posters.
Check it out, along with lots of other stuff like SaabsUnited T-Shirts, decals and the Advent Calendar a on cardyourcar.eu.
November 19, 2013 in Fan Stuff
We often hear about when the spare-parts are out of stock, but today I came across a image on Instagram, so I want to show the opposite situation.
As you can see is it a load of hoods, and the text says that it is for the 9-3 (MY03-MY07 I think), and they are ready for painting at the company “Falk Lack” in Mora, Sweden. We don’t know who ordered the hoods, but it’s tagged with hash-tag “#reservdelar” (spare-parts), so my guess is that Orio (old Saab Parts) or anyone else who is planning to sell spare-parts have placed a order.
But in the end, it doesn’t matter who ordered the hoods, for me personally it’s great to see that SAAB-owners gets their parts, and the “experts” that says “you never get parts for your cars” are shown wrong
Last weekend saw the 3rd International Saab Gathering in Huy, Belgium, the home town of Etienne.
A convoy of nine cars from the UK made the trip via the Chunnel arriving in Huy just after 2pm. Other Brits were already there cleaning their cars and getting ready for the display on Sunday.
After booking into the various Hotels we were invited to Etienne’s house for a welcome drink. So many people with standing room only and the local road was a sea of Saabs.
Later in the evening over 80 Saab fans sat down together for a fantastic meal at the local Bar called O’Malleys. I think the majority of fans were still there at 11.00.
Sunday morning saw a wet welcome to the day, yes it was raining, but it was steady light rain and this did not stop the cars arriving at The Town Square from 7am to park up for the day. The sun did arrive by late morning.
There were a few tents there with items to sell and see as well as to be able to register for the afternoon tour and goodies from the show.
Etienne was there himself directing the first cars into place and it was by chance that I was parked outside the Town Hall which is a very beautiful building. As more and more Saabs arrived the Square filled up and the small spur paths and then the large car park on the front. Etienne counted in excess of 170 Saabs by the end of the day. I saw cars from France, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg as well as Belgium and The UK.
The visitors were asked to vote for their favourite Saab of the show and the prize went to a very nice Saab 96 Sport owned by Henti Brusten.
Once again a fantastic weekend out in Belgium and we look forward to the next Huy invasion in three years time.
I’ve been a SAAB fan for as long as I can remember. The SAAB-virus hit me through my best friend in school whose father had his own SAAB dealership. I still vividly remember the test drive we took with the brand new 99 Turbo he had just received from the factory that day. I sat behind him and saw the Turbo meter that was mounted on top of the dashboard spike as we were vastly accelerating. I was sold on SAAB but had to wait until 1999 before I could afford to buy my first one.
Advancing many years and about some 10 SAAB’s later, I read about the fact that many unique SAAB’s would be auctioned out in December 2012, among which several 9-5NG SportCombi’s.
I have always admired SAAB’s quirkiness, performance, reliability and above all its design. The new 9-5 launched in 2010 I just find stunning and when I realized I could get my hands on one of the extremely rare SportCombi’s, I set my mind to it. It would take me almost a year before I actually was able to call one my own and drive it.
This epos (it got quite a bit longer than I initially envisioned) is a summary of the different events that happened from the date of the auction until the day I received my permanent Swedish license plates in the mail. A journey and a struggle of more than 10 months to get a truly unique car that was supposedly “never to be allowed back on the road again” road legal.
16 Dec 2012: The highest bid!
After many nerve-racking minutes and frantically hitting my browser’s refresh button I finally understood that I had won the highest bid and that I had just bought a very coveted 9-5NG SportCombi!
The beautiful Arctic White was now mine!
My blood was still rushing as I received the confirmation mail from auction house KVD.
I understood that the car was located in Wallhamn (near Gothenburg) and as there was no obvious way to drive it to Stockholm myself I had KVD arrange for transport to their facilities in the Stockholm area.
However, many more things had to be figured out: how to get the car insured, but more importantly, how to get it registered? Read the rest of this entry →