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The Museum Saabs by Editions Atlas pt2

March 7, 2014 in Fan Stuff, News, Saab Museum

The Ursaab has a scan in the Museum in Trollhättan

In the first part of our article on future Saab models, Dimitri of Editions Atlas outlined the background surrounding the decision to produce a new series of miniatures, the Saab Cars Museum Collection.

How do you go from a full-scale car to a scale model whilst remaining true to the features of the original car? As far as accuracy is concerned, current technologies mean we now have previously unheard of possibilities within our reach thanks to the 3D scanner, which is what we shall attempt to explain here with the help of Dimitri, whose technical perspective on the matter we greatly appreciate.

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The Saab Museum on Swedish TV

August 26, 2013 in Saab Museum

Tonight Swedish Television broadcasted a show about classic cars. One of the segments was a lovely presentation of the Saab Museum in Trollhättan and my favorite (and yours, I’m sure) museum curator Peter Bäckström.

Hopefully this is available outside Sweden. It works for Thilo so it should work for you.

The nicest car in the museum’s collection?

The really good stuff starts about 14 minutes and 8 seconds in. There are some other nice cars as well, but my wife could not be bothered to watch that now so we skipped over those parts.

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The Saab Museum – some pictures

September 4, 2012 in Saabology

Erik Carlsson signing his book for my dad (Museum director Peter Bäckström can be seen lurking in the background)

March 14th 2009 marks the day when I first visited the museum in Trollhättan. It also happened to be the day they celebrated Erik Carlsson’s 80th birthday and I have to admit that my knowledge of Erik’s epic rally victories was severely limited at the time, but I was eager to learn more.

According to wikipedia, Erik won the Monte Carlo rally in 1962 and 1963 driving a 96. In 1961 he placed 4th in, of all things, a 95. It was quite unusual to race a combi, but the 95 was equipped with a new four speed transmission that was sorely needed. Next year SAAB had finally fitted the 96 with the same transmission and Erik went on to win the race. He also won the RAC rally three years running (1960-62), but the organizers still did not let him keep the trophy permanently (each time he won they promised he would get to keep it if he won the race just one more time…).

The museum is filled with priceless relics from SAAB’s past. Prototypes and race cars share space with neatly kept representatives of their respective model ranges. There is of course the very first prototype, the URSAAB (“ur” probably short for “ursprunglig” — the original) from which the 92 was derived. Next there are the Sonetts, and I think it is safe to say the AeroX steals a lot of attention towards the end.
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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 ***
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The SAAB Owners Club of GB visits Trollhättan

April 15, 2011 in Troll Stuff

Some of you may have already seen it.. RobinM (a writer on SU) and his The SAAB Owners Club of GB Ltd visits Trollhättan this weekend and they got interviewed today at the Saab Museum..

click here for video

More from his weekend will come from Robin himself next week I quess 🙂


A few more from Saab Museum

April 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

I couldn’t resist to dust off my camera and visit the
PhoeniX this saturday afternoon.

Had a talk with TimR and we decided to open a SaabsUnited flickr account..
You will find more pictures here



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PhoeniX European Tour 2011 – Trollhättan

April 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

I finally got to see the PhoeniX concept in the flesh. It is certainly not what we are used to from Saab and I liked what I saw.

Rather than attempt to take the world’s best picture of the PhoeniX, I instead opted for calling some attention to various details that caught my eye.

More follows after the jump:
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The PhoeniX shown at the museum April 2nd

April 1, 2011 in News

I cannot believe I almost missed this, but tomorrow they will present the PhoeniX at the museum.

You now have the chance to see the PhoeniX at its home field in Trollhättan. It is on display in the Saab Car Museum on Saturday April 2nd.

I am going. Anyone else? (I have a second source for this news as well, so this is no April’s fools joke)