SAAB collection saved for the nation


The SAAB museum collection of cars that was due to be split up and auctioned off in late January has reportedly been saved... and will be kept together.

The City of Trollhatten, SAAB AB and The Wallenberg Foundation are said to have pitched in a total of $4 million to buy up the factory collection en masse.

The 100-plus cars – including the very first SAAB to be built, the 1946 Ursaab prototype – were due to be auctioned by the receiver on 20 January, but the last-minute bid appears to have secured the museum collection's future.

As yet there is no news on where the collection would be moved to, or whether they could remain on site, but the latter seems unlikely.

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