I’m still trying to figure out if there is a woman lighting her head on fire in the red Renault 4 photo.
I, for one, will be sad when SAAB goes away. BringATrailer posted this last night about the sad story of SAAB auctioning their entire museum away this week. This collection includes all of their prototypes, including the legendary Ur Saab.
What a sad way to end the company——that being said, i’m sure Saab fanatics are beside themselves with excitement at the chance to land one of these Gothenburg beauties into their garages.
When I was 16, i was obsessed with the Saab 900. I’ll never forget that.
I gotta say, i’m excited to see what SAAB comes up with in the next few years. I always loved SAAB as a company, but found GM to be a corrupting party in their uniqueness and product line. Here’s to hoping SPYKER brings some fun back to the brand.
The rumour is that the original SAAB 99 is the inspiration behind a new working concept under the working name “92” or”9-2″
About a year ago, IEDEI had ranted about SAAB and it’s lack of current identity.
It is starting to look more and more that SAAB may find it again!
some renderings/possibilities that have been circulating:
All hail the rescue of SAAB. I was rooting for it all along, and now it seems it has happened. Spyker, with the deep $600 million help of the Swedish government, has had their bid accepted by the fat slobs at GM.
Rumour is that upcoming SAAB models will be known as SAAB SPYKER. The 9-5 (new) will be released in the US market later in 2010.
Great news. Good luck, Spyker!
Rumour is that the Swedish government have called emergency meetings to meet with GM! Maybe Saab will survive!?
In honor of the beating of Saab that’s occuring at the moment, today’s foto of the day is devoted to the ORIGINAL 1st Saab ever made..URSaab, the Saab 92. It had a drag coefficient of 0.30 (!!!) in 1947! Amazing.
DO NOT LET SAAB DIE, SWEDEN!!!
the EPIC SAAB Aero X concept from a couple of years ago. Let’s just hope Koeniggsegg really brings this sort of enthusiasm back into the fold!
I loved Saabs growing up….I always used to wish my parents would buy one. Eventually my mum bought a 1999 Saab 9-3 with my pushing, however overall it was a dissappointing car. By that time, Saab had already disintegrated into a puddle of poo laid by General Motors.
How can a company, which built the utterly charming, classic, and timeless original Saab 900s of the 70s and 80s LOSE THE PLOT like Saab has? Was it puretly GM screwing it all up? Or did Saab, as a company, just give up! I’m not sure of the truth, but I am sure that this company has all but gone down the tubes completely.
There is one solution, in my opinion. Saab needs to get back to their roots. Abandon all this 9-3, 9-5 crap….and start focusing on the 900 line of cars again. BRING BACK THE SAAB 900, YOU FOOLS!!!
If i had the money, i would buy this infected company, fire all the useless designers who keep believing that the rubbish 9-5 design is great and should be ‘tweaked’ every 2 years to try and reinvent the car—–and come up with a young, fresh, design team who loved the old 900 growing up…..and GO RETRO. Yeah, i know lots of people hate that word; “retro”, but in a case like this—-the 900 should have been to Saab what the 911 was to Porsche. It should have become an evolving design with evolving performance.
Shame on you, Saab—-for screwing it all up. I AM ALSO LOOKING AT YOU, Volvo!
Here’s a rendering i found online, not exactly what i’m thinking of—-but a good start!