The Swedish Film Archive has apparently recently digitised a number of archival films and released them for viewing online.
This film from 1960 is 17 minutes long and full of fantastic archival footage from the time. There are jets, cars, and even a Saab-built helicopter that I wasn’t aware of.
The voiceover is in Swedish but it shouldn’t matter. The 1960s imagery is fantastic and the factory footage is essential viewing.
Below, I’ve reproduced a few screenshots…..
Apparently this guy leaning over the hood is checking to make sure no water is splashing into the engine bay on the test drive. 1960’s technology!
The mysterious Saab helicopter. They show this being assembled in the factory but I don’t know anything of the background to it (I’m not a big aviation guy). Any more info from the video would be welcome.
Saab strokers on the assembly line….
And an awesome sign at the end. I’d love to know where this is now.
My thanks to Martin E for sending it through. Absolutely brilliant!