SAAB Celebrates 75 Years

Because it is a part of our history, it is only fitting to share this video. 2012 marks 75 years for Saab and is filled with history and Saab cars has a special place in that history. As much as the Saab the defense company has been driven to protect the people of Sweden and national security, so too has Saab cars mission always been to protect the people who drive those cars.

Watch the video below and read the statement below to fully understand where we were when Saab was founded.

In 2012 Saab celebrates its 75th birthday. In 1937, it was clear that Europe was on the brink of a major conflict. In Sweden, neutral and at peace for more than a century, government and industry decided to prepare for the worst. Saab was founded with the mission to secure the nation’s supply of military aircraft as part of our drive to maintain our national security and sovereignty.

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Beautiful video of a company with such an interesting and rich history.


Wow, I forgot about SAAB the original Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget’s start date was 1937: (Wikipedia) “Saab AB, “Svenska Aeroplan AB (aktiebolaget)” (Swedish for “Swedish Aeroplane Limited”), a Swedish aerospace and defence company, had been created in 1937 in Linköping. The company had been established in 1937 for the express purpose of building aircraft for the Swedish Air Force to protect the country’s neutrality as Europe moved closer to war. As the war drew towards a close and the market for fighter planes evaporated, the company began looking for new markets in which to diversify. An automobile design project was started… Read more »

900 classic cab

Nice !

Chris Hansel

Jason; I want to thank you for putting SU on your back by posting by such positive stories as the 75th anv. story. History is interesting, especially for us old timers, but it is history in the end. Let us hope NEVS delivers, and that we deliver for NEVS when that time comes. Dreamers are far more important than doubters. Keep spinning away!

Harry Rogers

A brilliant video and very informative. Thanks for sharing it with the SAAB followers.

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