SaabbyPublished on 24 January 2014 03:51 Number of Views: 1688
The former Saab importer and distributor Beherman Group for Belgium and the Netherlands is putting their Saab collection up for auction. After the Saab Automobile bankruptcy in 2011, Beherman continued to sell and distribute as part of Saab Parts AB.
The British auction house Bonhams is going to auction these Saabs. Bonhams is one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine arts and antiques, according to their website. They have locations all over the world and these Saabs are part of a large automotive auction in Paris on February 6th.
You don't often see Saabs at an auction venue that also includes Porsche, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Bugatti and many other unique vintage automobiles. Some are expected to sell for many millions euros. Fortunately for the Saab aficionado, the expected prices of these vintage Saabs are a bit more affordable.
The auction at the Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais auction also includes many automobilia items like automotive art, hood ornaments, signs, advertising and so on.
Online auction catalog: Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
Press release here: Bonhams : EXCEPTIONALLY RESTORED FERRARI ...byPublished on 12 August 2013 12:47 Number of Views: 2310
The other day I found a very interesting project thread on the Swedish saab club forum, its about the royal Saab 99 limousine that took the Swedish king Carl XVI around in the states on the official state visit in 1976. Here is a little more history:
In the seventies there were no limousines in the Saab range, at that time Volvo had a limo in their range..
So when The swedish king Carl XVI was going to the United states for a state visit, of course he was going to ride a Saab! Said and done, Saab delivered a 99 2D and 99 4D to the bodywork firm Heinels in Malmö and ask ...byPublished on 23 March 2013 14:37 Number of Views: 1447
This is an article from the 2010-01 issue of Saab Magazine.
A MEETING OF MINDS
As Saab drives toward a new, optimistic future, it does so thanks to the tireless, determined work of Jan-Åke Jonsson, CEO of Saab Automobile, and Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars. Here, they share their thoughts on what this partnership will bring.
There have been many auspicious days in the history of Saab Automobile but none more so than Tuesday February 23, 2010 when Dutch supercar maker Spyker Cars finalised its agreement to join forces with Saab and buy the company. The transfer of ownership represented the successful outcome of months of hard work and negotiations, all aimed at securing a sustainable future for Saab.When the deal was finally struck, the collective sigh of relief ...byPublished on 20 March 2013 13:15 Number of Views: 11594
A few new and great quality pictures of the Saab 93 designed by Jason Castriota surfaced on a Danish website. Better pictures make the design much more attractive to look at compared to the earlier pictures we have seen.
The design of this new Saab received many critical responses. Some think the design is a great combination of older Saab details combined with the Saab Phoenix Concept car. Others may think the lines don't really work together and there is too much retro design. We will leave it up to the reader to decide so please share your thoughts in the comments. ...byPublished on 19 March 2013 13:30 Number of Views: 2415
There are large number of Saabs from the former Saab Automobile coming up for auction again. These are production and test vehicles and it will not be possible to register some of these. The auction is scheduled for April 3rd.
There are quite a few interesting cars in the list from KVD. There are a total of 78, among them (31) 2011 and 2012 Saab 9-4X, (7) 2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi and (37) 9-5 sedans.
The cars are in Wallhamn which is north of Gothenburg. It is possible to inspect these Saabs but you'll need to request permission first. The auction is open to dealers only.
There is the last Saab 9-3X ever produced. The unique color Sky Blue on a Saab 9-3 sedan is another combination you will not see very ...byPublished on 28 February 2013 17:35 Number of Views: 1634
The saab.com domain always was the home for Saab Automobile AB and was recently used by Saab Parts AB after the Saab Automobile bankruptcy in 2011.
Saab.com is now inactive and has links to these three Saab companies:
Saab Parts: http://www.saabparts.com/
Saab Cars: http://www.saabcars.com/
Saab Defense Group: http://www.saabgroup.com/
It's a small but significant change and acknowledges the fact Saab is one name for several different companies. Change is inevitable and it reminds us Saab is not the same anymore. ...byPublished on 25 February 2013 15:37 Number of Views: 2519
The 31st Mille Miglia will be held May 16 - 19 in 2013 and there will be a 1957 Saab 93 participating in this year's event. 1.800 applications were submitted and only 375 teams have been selected. This is the only Saab in the event this year, as far as we know at the writing of this article.
Brothers Rik en Reint Jan van Lochem from the Netherlands are the owners and drivers of this Saab 93. It was purchased in Sweden in 2010 and has been restored to factory specifications in the last 2 years. This is one of the requirements for cars participating in the Mille Miglia.
A late-model Saab 9-5 Estate will be the support vehicle for the Saab 93. The team is planning to provide daily ...byPublished on 18 February 2013 13:42 Number of Views: 2650
The Saab Car Museum in Trollhättan, Sweden recently opened their webshop where Saab enthusiasts can now order many Saab-related items and have them shipped to their home. Items include books, watches, model Saabs, key rings, pins and stickers, hats, license plate frames, owner and workshop manuals and much more.
They decided to "learn to walk before they can run" and currently ship to Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. They will soon be adding additional markets and introduce more items to the shop.
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This is a car you usually don't see offered for sale and maybe will never see again. This 2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi has a very reasonable price of € 41.321 without taxes. If you want to buy this car for export to Germany, 21% sales tax will have to be added for a total of € 50.000. Residents of the Netherlands must pay an extra €20K for a total of € 70.000
This SportCombi was built in February of 2012 and current has 31.501 kilometers on the odometer. Venza Exclusive Cars has many vehicles for sale and many are imports you don't see on European roads every day.
The pictures do not show a license plate so it is not sure if it can be registered and driven ...byPublished on 06 February 2013 14:56 Number of Views: 6044
It is not very often Saab enthusiasts have the opportunity to own a Saab from the former Saab USA Heritage Collection. This red 1990 Saab 900 SPG is offered for sale by Park Avenue Lotus in Maywood, New Jersey.
The Carfax report shows the car was first inspected in 1993 in Atlanta, Georgia. This was the former home of Saab USA. The car was registered in Michigan in 2004, the same time when the Saab headquarters were moved to the Renaissance Center in Detroit. The car changed hands in June of 2012 and is now offered in an auction on eBay.
The current bid is at $9,300 and the reserve has not been met yet. Recently, a 1967 Saab 95 Wagon was sold at auction for $40,700 so it will be interesting to see how high the bidding will go for this pristine Saab 900. The auction ...