Saab sign saved

The single most photographed sign in Trollhättan, the Saab sign by the north gate of the Stallbacka plant, is going to be donated by Nevs to the Saab Car Museum. This since Nevs are mounting their own new sign in place, but they still care for the Saab car heritage and wish to preserve the Saab sign.

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The handover of the sign will be made at the north gate on Thursday the 8’th of December at 14:00. This will be a public event, with visitors being welcomed. Representatives from Nevs and Saab Car Museum will attend this event as well.

kochje
Member

A noble gift which will safeguard this symbol for the future in the Saab Museum.

Paul Willis
Member

I think this is kind of sad—sort of the final nail in the Saab coffin, as it were. My old Saab (1991) is so old that after a lady backed into it in the parking garage, no repair facilities can source parts for it, at least not from places that will stand behind the work. So I am going to have to chase down the parts myself and do the work myself. That is where things are at.

Jesse Crandle
Member
Don’t give up, Paul, I haven’t. I own many Saabs, three are daily drivers for my wife and I. Parts aren’t hard to come by yet, but I take great pride in our Saabs. I live in Florida and I don’t see a single 9-3 hatchback besides mine, in a way it makes me proud to own such a fine vehicle but in another way sad to think I’m the only one who cares to keep their 9-3 alive. I drive in rush hour traffic every morning and I suppose I wouldn’t have it any other way, a standard transmission… Read more »
Paul Willis
Member
I know, I have kept the faith over 340,000 miles on my old Saab. But as the time marches on, there are going to be fewer and fewer acceptable choices. The repair shop could not even source a replacement headlight assembly for my car. I can get it on-line, but that is the sort of thing that will be more nails in the coffin eventually. Only true diehards will want a car that realistically can’t be repaired in an accident by a normal body shop. Most people won’t even consider that, and that is why you don’t see other 9-3s… Read more »
3cyl
Member
Amen Jesse. I bought my 9-5 2.3T sedan new and it is now ten years old. I was getting in it the other day and had feelings similar to what you express. namely how much I still look forward to driving this car (also manual transmission). And the car still receives compliments from strangers despite being an old design. It seems that there are many people out there who admired SAABs, but never made the jump to buy something a bit out of the mainstream. Some express regret at never owning a SAAB. This is their loss of course, but… Read more »
kochje
Member

I have all my Saab cars still well looked after by my former dealer.
So even my Saab 900 from 1987 is maintained without any issue. Only the Saab 96 from 1960 is not accepted anymore but for that beauty I am member of the Saab Club. Till now; cross my fingers but never had any issue in getting spare parts.

Joe
Guest

Let us say goodbye to the last vestiges of a once great car company. Although most of us said goodbye in 2011.

Angelo V.
Member

Time to break out the bugle and play Taps.

Romac
Member

Glad it will be saved, but sorry I never got to THN whilst Saab was alive. I have my eye on the Saab sign at our (sadly now closed) local dealer in Grimsby, UK… …but I don’t really have anywhere to put it!
My ’06 9-3 sportwagen is stuttering a bit at just short of 300,000 km 🙁

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