A little while ago I wrote a post about the Saab 006 kids car which was offered for sale in 1986 with a very limited number available. After posting this piece, I received an interesting email from Jan Martens.
I’ve read your article about the Saab 006.There were two kinds of models. One small version like in your article,and one large version with big wheels.
I own one small version complete in very good original condition. Also I have the complete handbook ,and the prospectus in German language.
But the most interesting thing that I have is the following : I have the ten of the last new bodies for sale and one large Saab 006 large version without engine for sale (restoration project).
The 10 bodies are in the 4 original colors(white, silver, red and gold) like you can see in the pics.
If anybody wants more information or wants to buy one or more of the bodies, they can contact me directly.
I emailed Jan back to find out just how he came to own these shells. It would seem that several years ago, a friend from Finland knew that there were 14 of the last bodies somewhere near the Saab factory and had asked if he had any interest in them.
Jan knew a truck driver who was traveling to Finland with a load but was coming back with an empty load. This is a perfect scenario because he had to come back either way and Jan was able to get a great transport price for all 14.
If anyone is interested in any of these bodies, please contact Jan directly at [email protected]. Jan is located in Belgium.
In the picture above you can see Laurens and Liselore, son and daughter of Peter De Ketelaere from Belgium, normally spotted driving a Toppola.