The World Is Watching Us

Personally, I have been watching our totals go up with excitement and anticipation the last few days and I am extremely proud of this unified effort from everyone here. Apparently I am not alone and in the last few days I have seen a lot of media coverage about our cause. This is going to be a big part of the history of Saab and the history of the automotive world. I have searched high and low and have not been able to see anywhere that a group of fans of any manufacturer have done what we are so close to doing. Saab fans are simply the best and this does a lot to show our potential owners that the Saab fans are still here and support the brand to the fullest.

Here are some samples of what is out there about our campaign in different media:

The Motor Report

Enthusiast website Saabs United has put out a call to its fellow diehards to purchase the last Saab 9-3 to be built.

The folks over at Saabs United have been a fixture on the Swedish automobile scene for some time now, cementing themselves as the hub for all manner of Saab news and gossip as the fight to keep the brand alive has ebbed and flowed over the past couple of years.

Saabs United has taken it upon itself to rally the faithful in an attempt to purchase the car for donation to the Saab Cars Museum, which was itself only recently saved.

In Auto News

A group of Saab fans hope to raise money to buy the last 9-3 and donate it to the official Saab Museum in Trollhattan, Sweden, which was recently saved from being divvied up.

Auto Evolution

The members of SaabsUnited have decided to chip in as much as they can and buy the last Saab ever to be produced. It a 9-3 Griffin which is scheduled to roll off the production line at the end of the month. Their plan is to raise the necessary cash, through donations, to buy and then permanently place the car in the Saab Cars Museum, where it belongs.

Motor Authority

A group of Saab loyalists at Saabs United are hoping to raise enough money so that this final 9-3 can be purchased and then donated to the official Saab Museum in Trollhattan

When Saab production stopped last year, many cars were still left on the line. Slowly they are being completed. One of them was a Saab 9-3 Griffin; the very last one to ever be produced. It is scheduled to be finished off at the end of May. Saabs United has rallied fans to give enough money to purchase the car.

Note: We rallied fans, yes, but still a little way to the finish line.

Saab Saab-United is a group of enthusiasts dedicated to the (mental) existence of the brand. They started a campaign to get the latest Saab 9-3buying.

Sometimes it’s worth it to use google translate, I love that we are dedicated to the “mental” existence of the brand.

CB (Russia)

Fans of Saab cars have begun to raise funds to purchase the last car

P4 West

This is the blog Saab United, which has launched the collection and in a week it has received almost 200 000 SEK from Saab enthusiasts around the world.

As I write, the last updated amount is 26527 euros and climbing. Now my excitement and anticipation is focused on what will be written about the great fans of Saab who saved the last 9-3 for the museum. I see this happening very soon and I applaud all of you who have taken part, I know that for me, I will be happy to be mentioned as one of the donors of this great Griffin. There has been some talk about an unveil and a way to commemorate the whole thing, we will keep you up to date with everything as it becomes a reality.

As a side note, once we hit the goal, lets keep going and provide a nice little extra for the museum to offset their monthly expenses. We will get this done.

10 thoughts on “The World Is Watching Us”

  1. The Swedish newspapers’ news agency (TT) has also written a short newsflash about this which means it’s more or less in all morning papers all over Sweden. 🙂

    • yes, I try not to read it because there are a lot of people that just don’t get it and who cares, they don’t have to. The blogs found it important enough to mention all of us so if there are people just there to say stupid things of Saab, have they ever bought a car for their brand museum? Didn’t think so.

      • No, they’re just driving their appliances (I use the term “driving” lightly), oblivious to the fact that some cars are actually fun.

  2. Very happy to see this coming together with two weeks to spare! Despite having paid my mortgage and supported my family as a Saab dealer employee for the last 8+ years, I have never been to the museum or Trollhattan. I look forward to visiting this car (perhaps one day) and can only hope that there will be a vibrant factory to tour at the same time.

  3. As well as saving the “last” 9-3 we are sending out a message to the motoring community that Saab is worth saving.

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