Title Saab. Hela Historien Author Erik Wedberg ISBN 9789174242577 Publisher Bonnier Fakta Date 29-NOV-2011 Language Swedish
The story of Sweden's most talked about brand
The Story of Saab told the whole story of the little car company that began as an aircraft manufacturer in the late 1930s. Here all eyes are on Sweden's currently most discussed brand. The book describes each car model with profound lyrics and both typical and unique images. All Saab models have their own story, from first idea of the designers' key to launch and finally closure.
The book also holds the big picture - Saab's development and milestones are related to the zeitgeist. The Story of Saab can be used as a reference book and source of facts searching or read as the dramatic story of one of the car world outsiders. Are you a Saab enthusiast or just love cars, this is the book you can not do without.
Historien om Sveriges mest omskrivna bilmärke
I Boken om Saab berättas hela historien om det lilla bilföretaget som började som flygplanstillverkare i slutet av 1930-talet. Här vänds blickarna mot Sveriges just nu mest omdiskuterade bilmärke. I boken beskrivs varje bilmodell med djuplodande texter och såväl tidstypiska som unika bilder. Alla Saabs modeller får sin egen berättelse, från första idén i konstruktörernas huvud till lansering och slutligen nedläggning.
Boken rymmer också det stora sammanhanget - Saabs utveckling och milstolpar ställs i relation till tidsandan. Boken om Saab kan användas som uppslagsbok och källa för faktaletande eller läsas som den dramatiska berättelsen om en av bilvärldens outsiders. Är du Saab-fantast eller helt enkelt älskar bilar är detta boken du inte kan vara utan.
Title Saab 9-5: A Personal Story Author Anders Tunberg ISBN 3-907150-81-3 Publisher Norden Publishing House, Switzerland Date 1997 Language English Pages 144
Anders Tunberg has been writing about automobiles for many years. His admiration for Saab culminated in this book, a story of how the 9-5 came to be. With the cooperation of Saab, he explores the philosophy, design, structure, and other aspects of how a car is created and shaped and moved into the market.
From the dust jacket:
How do you go about creating a new automobile? When do you begin and how? What do the customers demand, what can the manufacturer offer? Is driving a car a matter of simply transportation, economy or environment? Or is it all right to tempt the driver with power, performance or design? What makes me like one car over another?
In its new 9-5, Saab gives its answer to the question of how a well thought-out automobile should look, and behave, as we approach the next millennium. Author Anders Tunberg has been able to observe how Saab looks at the development of its products during many years.
From within, he has seen some unconventional ideas and solutions, coupled with the small car maker's unmistakeable enthusiasm, put their very special mark on the company's work, and its products. His tale of how the new Saab 9-5 came to be is a very personal story.
Title The Spirit of Saab Author Rolf Bleeker ISBN 3-7205-1700-4 Publisher Ariston Verlag, Geneva Date 1992 Language English Pages 202
Form the dust jackets:
THE SPIRIT OF SAAB is the spirit behind a range of exceptional cars built by people who are themselves exceptional: unique men and women full of creative spirit, to whom only the best is good enough.
THE SPIRIT OF SAAB means not only the genius of the cars and those who make them but also what radiates from the many entertaining episodes that make up their history. The essence of these is captured in this book which is itself . . .
THE SPIRIT OF SAAB - fascinating account of
- the small beginnings from which a great enterprise evolved
- the minor details that led to huge decisions
- the triumphs and the setbacks
- the top drivers and the great days of motor sport
- the boffins and the business brains
- the inventions and the escapades
- and all the special qualities that have nade the Saab such an outstanding car and explain why it is driven by so many discerning people who appreciate
THE SPIRIT OF SAAB
Rolf Bleeker was born in Essen in 1947 and studies Law, History, Politics and the Media at Bochum and Würzburg. He became a journalist in 1973 and has worked for some of Germany's leading newspapers both on the editorial side and as a freelance correspondent. His special field is as a writer and researcher for some of the top motoring magazines. He is a family man who speaks several languages and lives in Dortmund.
Title Saab 99 and 900 - The Complete Story Author Lance Cole ISBN 1 86126 429 1 Publisher The Crowood Press LTD - Great Britain Date 2001 Language English Pages 160
From the front dust jacket:
Launched in the late 1960s, the Saab 99 was a highly distinctive car from from a highly individual manufacturer. Designed as a medium-sized, and medium-priced family car building on the success of the 92-96 cars., the 99 scored a second substantial success for the Swedish maker. Well designed, reliable and, perhaps more than anything, noticeably different from its competition, the new car sold well and formed the mainstay of the company's output for over ten years. But when its successor, the 900, was conceived it was decided that the company should move into the executive market. Re-pitched for the wealthier buyer, the 900 provided the company with success in this lucrative sector.
Innovation and individuality have always been at the heart of the Saab philosophy, and in terms of design, safety and performance the Saab 99 and the 900 were streets ahead of their many competitors. The first manufacturer to give proper thought to crash protection, Saab were also unusual in their placing of build quality above simple economics in their list of priorities. This ethos of setting, rather than following, trends also helped Saab to introduce the first really user-friendly turbo system on a production car - a system that would make the 900 Turbo one of the most desirable cars of the 1980s.
The advanced thinking of the tiny Saab design team, the pioneering safety work and the full story of the Swedish classics are now gathered together in a book that celebrates the essence of Saab and its remarkable cars. With a wealth of archive and specially taken photographs, design drawings and detailed specifications, Lance Cole's text on the Saab story is a welcome tribute to the cars that dared to be different.
From the rear dust jacket:
Lance Cole is a motoring and aviation writer. His career was given a flying start by the award of the Sir Williams Lyons/Guild of Motoring Writers Award in 1983 and since then he has written for all the major motoring and aviation magazines, and has penned regular columns for magazines and newspapers including the Daily Telegraph and the South China Motoring Post. Lance also writes on travel and political issues. This is his sixth book, and his second for The Crowood Press. He lives in Wiltshire.