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    My friend Robert , Saab lover, has posted an incredible album of photos on Flickr he took at the Uusikaupunki Automuseo last week. It's located just outside the Valmet factory (old Saab factory). I was told that the museum was founded by a local car collector, and it contains his collections and a lot of Valmet produced cars and Valmet prototype cars.

    In total it's three big rooms with cars, two of them with mostly Saabs. The third contains other brands. It's a lot of old Saabs, maybe even more than the Saab museum in Trollhättan. The museum has 14400 visitors every year, and could be open all year because of financial support from Valmet Automotive and the city. The factory started in 1968 with the Saab 99, and I think they made the Saab 96 as well.

    Later 90, 900, 9000 and 900 convertible, 9-3, 9-3 convertible, 9-3 Viggen and more. I think the Valmet factory was a sister factory to the Trollhättan factory because of similar things. But that not strange when Saab has owned it before.

    Thank you Robert !!

    Set on Flickr with 137 pictures: link

    This article was originally published in blog: Uusikaupunki Automuseo , Finland, the other Saab Museum . started by Golfhunter
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. NordWulf's Avatar
      NordWulf -
      That's an amazing collection of unique Saabs. I had heard about the museum but never thought they had this many cars. Saab 9000 convertible? Who knew?!
    1. PaulH's Avatar
      PaulH -
      Any chance anyone knows how to contact the museum other than by phone? Email perhaps? The info on the museot.fi site is sparse at best, just want to drop them a line and make sure they will be open on a specific day that I may be planning to head there. Any info would be helpful.

    1. Dave T's Avatar
      Dave T -
      That link in the Saabworld article says:

      Address: Autotehtaankatu 14, 23500 Uusikaupunki
      Postal address: Oy Saab-Valmet Ab Autotehtaankatu, 23500 Uusikaupunki

      Tel./museum: 020 484 8068, 0500 845 835

      Consider writing a letter or phoning. I once called a museum in Japan. I was afraid that they would not understand me because I don't speak Japanese. I did not understand them very well but the museum director came to meet me in the street. The museum is well hidden in an unmarked office building.
    1. rpiereck's Avatar
      rpiereck -
      They have that 9000 with the V8 engine, must be a wild ride!!
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