The Arctic NG 9-5 SportCombi (“The Phantom Saab”)

A rare beauty
A rare beauty
Anna and I spent the first week of August in Tromsø, Norway. It is a fantastic island to visit, especially in June/July when the sun never shuts down for the night. Yes, the rumors are true, they have their very own sun up there.

Aside from the usual family gatherings (my mum hails from this island) I had an ulterior motive this year. Tromsø also happens to be the home of one of the very few 2012 9-5 SportCombis ever made. #10 to be precise. Of course we had to pay our respects.

I met with two very enthusiastic brothers, the Østbø brothers, who ended up buying a 9-5 combi as well as a 9-4x during last winter’s auctions. They are second generation Saab aficionados and the older sibling has not one, nor two, but three Saabs. A 900, a Sonett and finally the 9-5SC.

A Swedish colleague tipped them off early on and preparations to buy the 9-5 started immediately. Harald was not a 100% certain he would be able to get the car road legal, but after

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Saabs Auctioned at KvD (again)

9-5 2.9 TiD (Alpha) suprdiesel - Photo: kvd.se
9-5 2.9 TiD – Photo: kvd.se

gp.se mentiones today that again (and maybe for the last time) a lot of Saabs is auctioned. One very special vehicle is the one above as it is a 9-5 2.9 TiD (Alpha) superdiesel with 245 hp.

Somehow bittersweet that this mule only shows up to the public because Saab went bankrupt, but it gives a hint on how many possible engines the guys at Powertrain have implemented in various Saab models back then to check all options.

Other cars in that auction are according to gp.se 31x 9-4x, 7x 9-5 SC, 37x 9-5 (MY2012) and one of three existing 9-3 Sedan in Skyblue and the last 9-3x that were made at Stallbacka.

As usual the auction is open for everyone and you can have a look at the cars on KvD’s homepage or download the English pdf list of the cars.

And if you should have the idea of getting one of those cars and are not sure if those cars can be registered, here’s an experienced dealer you can contact for assistance.

Today we have received an e-mail from KvD, stating that this auction is open to everyone, dealers as well as private people, as opposite to the last one.

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Where Did The Auction Cars End Up?

Where did the auction cars end up? That is a great question and we may not know the answer to all of them but we now know where at least 6 of them are. Last week we received an email from David about a special night time delivery of some important Saab vehicles to Suchomel Auto. This was followed up by the post below from SAABunderground.cz which gives details on what they had delivered to their location. Thank you so much for sharing these photo’s with us all.

Hi guys, 

Greetings from snowy Czech Republic. We thought we’d send you a little update on what we’ve been up to here in CZ, which we’d like to share with Saabers worldwide, so we wrote the following article. Enclosed are also two photos to accompany it. 

Thanks for keeping us posted on all things Saab and we wish you a great new year full of good news. 🙂

So, here it goes – 

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