Another one interesting Saab Story.Saab dealer “Andrews” from small american town Princeton (Minnesota) is closing up shop after 42 years in business.
Owner Chuck Andrews said he’s been in the car business since 1973, is 72 years old and is ready to retire. Andrews said they (he and his family) are taking some time to figure out what they’ll do next.
It all began with Saab…
Andrews started an auto-body repair shop Jan. 1, 1973. He and his family became Saab enthusiasts after a customer brought in a Saab for maintenance and had the family sit in and experience it, which prompted Andrews to buy a 1972 Saab 99LE as a family car.
About a decade after opening, the dealership added a parts department and got involved in Saab clubs, and Andrews began writing a monthly column in 1992 for the Saab-centered magazine “Nines.” (Read Chuck’s Articles)
Their extended family has driven countless Saab cars over the last 30 years, they have protected them in several more severe accidents, and given them innumerable miles of driving pleasure. Chuck and Don currently own 10 Saabs ranging from the 1960’s to current.
On its website, the Andrews dealerships states: “We are so thankful to have had such wonderful customers over the last 42 years. We would not have gotten anywhere close to where we are today without you. You have given us many happy memories that we will cherish for a lifetime. From the entire Andrews family, we say thank you and God bless.”