Really well written article on buying a New Saab in the US.
News are coming in fast today…
They are very impressed by the new 9-3, have met with Victor Muller and says there are serious interested parties that want to acquire Saab. At the same time, it is impossible to make any promises. TTela met with Saab’s receivers Hans L Bergqvist and Anne-Marie Pouteaux in Gothenborg.
They have interviewed Jason Castriota, talked to the supplier’s organization and this morning got a comment from GM.
Saab’s chief designer Jason Castriota says they were busy putting the final touches on the new 900 (née 9-3) when the bankruptcy was declared. “We had put in extra effort to get it ready fast given Saab’s predicament”.
The receivers have issued a press release today December 30th.
” The contacts we have had has so far has been positive and gives good hope for alternatives and also combinations of solutions that could result in a continued operation to some degree. Leading to a purposeful dismantling of the bankruptcy operation.”
Hans L Bergqvist & Anne-Marie Pouteaux
Swedish Radio reports of both swedish and foreign parties being interested in Saab.
So the big news is then who is the Swedish potential buyer?
Saab has 9999 lives.
According to TT news desk The Debt office has given more time to the bankruptcy attorneys to reach a deal. If that does not happen they the Debt office can force a swift sale of Saab Parts AB. Or the government can take over as active owners and start sell spare parts…
I just read this article in trusted Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) http://www.svd.se/naringsliv/nya-saab-agare-kan-fa-garantibesvar_6737153.svd
Peter Hallberg who SU has talked to before X-mas is now saying that he and his Saab Dealers organization plans to take Saab Part AB to court. He argues that Saab Parts has broken an agreement.
Lennart Ståhl at Saab Parts AB sees the issue differently.
SU urge the two parties Hallberg and Ståhl to talk to the bankruptcy attorneys right away.
Question from a reader concerning warranties.
I got a letter dated 2011-12-20 from Andreas Björkegren at Saab Försäkring, part of IF, largest insurance company in Scandinavia.
He states: ” There is in other words NO reason for anxiety over your insurance, it will run just as normal/usual”.
I apologize for the rather stark lack of English in the following clip, but plenty of nice archive footage to be seen.
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