From my Twitter feed comes this nice story from Tommi’s Saab Site
In Tommi’s words
I previously wrote about the very last Saab 900 that the Finnish police still has. Yesterday username “saamu” posted a link on the Saab Club Finland discussion board of a news article where it was stated that the very last 1993 model Saab 900 has finally retired from police service. What will happen to the car is still open. Most likely it will be auctioned off at police sale or it will find a home in some museum.
So, that’s it. Finnish police force no longer has any Saabs on patrol duty!
Thank you Tommi for a nice story. Click here for the original article in Finnish. Google translation after the jump
Saab-old man left the police service Outokumpu was a police station last week, a historic moment. The police almost two decades, serving the Saab 900i left the police use.
Inspector Markku Airaksinen, whose main use is the car the last few years have been, was driving the last mission. It was directed Liperi. The final week of the car is supplied to Joensuu, where it will no longer return to the police. Airaksinen Saab’s ultimate fate is unknown. Order of the police car came to the elimination of the corresponding vehicle. In general, end of life vehicles go either for sale or breaking up. One possibility is also a private museum enthusiast. A long time? police use of The model year of the Saab was -92 in 1993 Polvijärvi the police station. In five years, it was driven some 200 000 kilometers, equivalent to an approximately 30 000 – 40 000 km. Since then, annual mileage were down. Before the last missions of the meter was reading 322 817 As age of the vehicle with respect to the number of kilometers it is a rarity among the police cars. Airaksinen Chief Inspector of Police Saabit left off several years ago, and no other vehicles of this age is not known. – The features of this car is no longer the police vehicle strategy. It does not meet today’s requirements for use of the police, nor the customers’ point of view, Airaksinen says. Kimmo Timonen