Guess You by now have read the .pdf file from Delphi law http://www.delphi.se/filearchive/5/5925/120113-Bilaga_Bilar%20Saab%20Car%20Museum.pdf
First time I visited the museum was way back in time when it was situated in the basement of a gas station in Trollhättan. There was not so many cars there a little cramped up but still it was a nice museum. Still remember that very day even if it must be 30+ years ago.
Now the clock is ticking and nothing is really clear and transparent on what is going on with the cars of the museum, will it be saved by Innovatum and city of Trollhättan or are the lawyers as inflexible as when we asked them to open the museum yesterday. They can and if they need fast money go ahead and sell off the property of the sunken company. Guess that could bring in valuable money in the short time frame.
So SU has tried to get people around the globe to participate through clubs, companies and by themselves to contribute into the savior of the car collection. Unfortunately the time is ticking and we don not have the muscles needed.
If push come to shove… why not if it happens, bid on the cars in a manner so we do not compete with each other.
Which cars are most unique and valuable for the future if one can not save all of them?
Here is my list: Ursaab WM001, Saab 93 Monstret WM054, Saab 96 V4 BAJA WM160, Saab Sonett I WM201, Saab 99 Turbo Rally WM268, Saab 99 Turbo WM270, Saab 900 EV-1 WM308, Saab 9000 T16 “Talladega” no2 WM405, Saab Formula Junior WM554, Saab 9X Concept WM560, Saab Aero X Concept WM567
There are 11 cars on the list, I could see all other cars sold and dispersed around the world, they are not as significant as the 11 on the list or can easily be replaced with other existing cars or could be replicated.
There are nice Saab cars out there among collectors in Sweden and elsewhere who might be willing to “park” their cars in the museum:
– Rene Hirsch has a Sonett 1, Saab Facett and some more nice specimens.
– A US collector has a Saab Quantum
– A Taxi company in Stockholm has an unrestored Saab 900 Finlandia Bulletproof executive limo, ex-Wallenberg
– The family of Sigvard Johansson has a Saab formula racer, and maybe some more cars..
– A swedish collector is working on a 99 Limosine used by the Swedish King when visiting the US in the 70´ies
– Erik Carlsson might want to put his two saab 96 Monte Carlo rally replica (ex.my Grandmothers) and his nice Saab 95 Estate in the museum (back into the museum).
– Publisher Albinsson & Sjöberg has some nice cars
– The competition rally/racing section is easy to fill up, there is a collector in Värmland who has virtually every – Saab rally V4 out there.
– Skip Barber might have a Formula Saab racer
– The replica of the Saab 93 LeMans racer owned by a group of guys in Sweden.
– A collector near Trollhättan has one Saab 92 Prototype.
– There is a Saab 95 Police car at the Polismuseum??
– There are a few Saab 900 Friction Testers of airports around.
– Why not branch out and get in some cool customized cars like the 900 Blue Spirit Gullwing
– The Saab 9-3 STCC racer that never raced built by a Saab dealer i Karlstad
– Sol-Stad Saab 99-900-9000-9-5 trailer are easy to find
– Saabo campers are out there as well.
There are no problem what so ever to fill a great museum with “NEW” cars just if we can in some way safeguard the list I have on MUST have cars.
Could we advise prospective buyer NOT to put bids on those 11 cars, letting the future Museum organization buy each car for lets say a token 10000 Dollars.
Well that is my list and reflect my background born in Trollhättan and a big fan/owner of Saabs. Come make Your own lists, challenge.
We need to move quickly. Sorry to be a party-pooper this day of Saab happiness especially in Holland. But it needs to be addressed.