I wanted to update any readers here who haven’t seen it elsewhere yet, several hundred Saabs are sitting in port waiting to be sold. Up until this point, they were waiting for a court decision on who was the rightful party who could sell them, and last week the court in Delaware sided with Ally Financial to let them manage the sale.
Over at foundourownroad, you can see the post Saabpocalyptic sight of the hundreds of cars sitting in the Newark port. There’s a bunch of 9-3s, many are Turbo4 XWD with dual exhaust, no 9-5 Aeros, mostly BioPowers (4-Cylinder). Some are sitting outside in the elements, some are inside a warehouse, but all are being exposed to the nasty sooty air along the water in NJ. There are even more in California and Georgia. I’ve driven past the Newark port when the 9-4xs were waiting to be shipped to dealers in more promising times, this is downright depressing.
I’ll have an actual interesting read up on the site soon related to the sale, but for now I’m going to keep quiet, just like the bankruptcy administrators. The situation for Saab is anything but ideal at this point, so we need to focus on the long term picture, while trying to minimize the short term sting.