APB: Turbo-X gone missing in Sweden

Registration number: FBG-122
VIN: YS3FM47R481133062

This Turbo-X got stolen from Kungsbacka Bilcentrum AB last weekend.

Please keep your eyes and ears open. That V6 can’t be too difficult to hear.

Leave a comment here or contact Kungsbacka Bilcentrum directly if you see/hear anything. I understand Saab appeals to a lot of people, but this is not the way to acquire one!

Stolen Saab 9-5 – recovered!

Back at the start of September, a guy took a “test drive” of a Saab 9-5 from a dealership in the Netherlands and conveniently forgot to return it. We had a stolen Saab 9-5 on our collective hands.

Alerts online here and amongst the Dutch Saab community proved fruitless, unfortunately, but there has been a happy ending to the story.

I received this late last night from some of my Mad Dutchie mates:

Just received word…… the nicked 9-5 is alive and well. It was found at a camp site in Italy, where the idiot who “borrowed” it was having a camping holiday with his family.

They were there “to pick olives” it seems. The campsite owner got suspicious due to the somewhat strange stories of the “test driver”. He started looking on the Internet and found the story of the stolen 9-5.

It has since been retrieved by the Italian police.

It seems there’s been some sort of screw-up, though, in that the culprit has been released onto the streets again. No-one’s quite sure why. The most common explanation I received through several emails about this is that it’s a “%$^# up by a very slow Dutch justice system”.

The car is currently being returned to the dealership, which is encouraging. It could have been torched, smashed or the like, I guess.

Update on the stolen Saab 9-5 from Netherlands

Keep looking!

It may not have this plate anymore, but this is the car we’re looking for:

The backstory:

There was a Saab 9-5 stolen from a dealership in the Netherlands late last week. I’ve received some more information about the perp and what might have happened to the car. This info comes from the dealership, via one of our Dutch connections.


The car that was left at the garage forecourt by the thief was a French registered Renault Laguna. It’s thought that the guy who did this has been at at for a while but seems to use these cars for personal use. The Laguna had stolen plates on it. Weirdly however, the French authorities did not report the Laguna’s numberplate as stolen in one of the EU systems….. That’s probably why this chap managed to drive that Renault that long.

The dealer thinks (based on intel) that this car is still in the Netherlands, possibly with another set of French plates, or indeed would be used in France, there seems to be a connection there.


So please keep an eye out. If you see a Fjord Blue 9-5 in either the Netherlands or France with plates that don’t match a new car, you could be looking at our thief.

Let’s get the sucker and lock him up.

Demo Saab 9-5 stolen in Netherlands

Alert!! and update, below….

If you’re in Holland, keep an eye out for this car….

This car is a demo car and it was stolen today from a dealership in Lemmer.

The licence plate is 86-NBF-1. Anyone seeing it should call the police and it probably wouldn’t hurt to call Autoschaap, the local dealer there.

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The following is a message from the dealer, sent to David J:

Today on wednesday september 1st, 2010 at 6.00 p.m. our new Saab 9-5 demo car was not returned after a test-drive.

After haven spoken to the police, it appears that this ‘customer’ is a master swindler who ‘lends’ cars more often for an unknown period of time.

This ‘customer’ is known under the name Mr. F.H.F. S*******, he is 1.85m to 1.90m tall, dark hair, tanned face, speaks with a strange accent, says he lives in Kuinre (NL) but his drivers license is registered in Delfzijl (NL).

More details on the car:

New model Saab 9-5 Vector Exklusiv TiD Automatic, Fjord Blue (dark blue metallic), with partially leather upholstery, 18 inch wheels.
Dutch license plate: 86-NBF-1 / Chassis nr: YS3GP4ALXA4001024

Watch out! The license plates could be exchanged for others, possibly French plates. The car that he left behind (a Renault Laguna) also had false French plates and was also stolen and now impounded by the police.

If anyone sees this car driving, please let us know his whereabouts. Dutch people can contact the police by calling 0900-8844 district Friesland. Foreigners can also contact the local authorities or dial +31 900 8844.

Thanks to everyone for looking out for this car!!

Best regards,

Auto Schaap in Lemmer

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