Saab Heritage Museum cars to be auctionedTue, 17 Jan 2012
A Swedish firm named Delphi has released details on its liquidation of the 100-plus cars in the Saab Heritage Museum. Attorneys are taking bids on the collection, as a whole or individually, by mail or fax, with a deadline of Friday, Jan. 20.
The museum holds cars from as early as 1946 and as late as the 2006 Aero X concept. One example of almost every Saab is available, including the rare and hard-to-find stuff. There aren't many places you can still find a Ur-Saab, a Saab 9000 flat-bed hauler or a Sonnet roadster. A few formula cars are offered as well, in Swedish colors, of course.
Thousands of Saab owners gathered this past weekend to hold “We Are Saab” rallies in cities around the world. No doubt participants were hoping for a last-minute buyer for the company. Reports have also surfaced that the last 100 or so new vehicles that were left will head for the crusher.
The company sought court protection in September while negotiating a possible rescue by a pair of Chinese companies. The talks continued into November but broke off in December after former owner General Motors refused to give its OK, fearful that some of its technology would be given to Chinese competitors.
Saab then shut down its operations while court-appointed monitors made plans to liquidate the company.
Check out the list and pictures of the cars here.
By Jake Lingeman