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A “Saabalicious” Story – Erik Carlsson Stunt Driving Demo for Oman Police

A “Saabalicious” story from Oman, an Arab country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Here’s another interesting story from Saab history that we believe will delight you. This story was shared on one of Saab forum by real Saab girl Kirsty Farnfield from UK. Her father – Mr Ronald Farnfield, took these photos when they lived in
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“Talladega – In The Long Run” exhibition is on!

A few days ago we announced the opening of a special exhibition called “Talladega – In The Long Run”  at the Saab Car museum dedicated to the famous projects – two endurance tests at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, USA (Talladega 1986 and Talladega 1996). To the delight of all Saab fans, the exhibition is now open.
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Saab on National Geographic Car History Channel

National Geographic published last week on its YT channel documentary video about Saab brand history (aired on the History Channel TV). It is an epic documentary that tells both the history of the Saab cars and the story of the eternal search for a better and safer cars. See this interesting documentary about Saab History, filmed twenty years
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Saab 96 and Saab 99 on a production line

Here’s a rare and interesting photos from the company Valmet Automotive. Photo is from 1972 and there we see early days of car manufacturing in Uusikaupunki – Saab 96s and Saab 99s as far as the eye can see! In that Saab factory in Finland has produced a total of 65,887 units of Saab 96 and 191,049 units
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Saab dealerships from the past

Fascinating and interesting stuff. What any of us wouldn’t do to be transported back in time to one of these showrooms right this moment? Some of these bring back memories of our youth (if not the cars themselves, then their settings), as we’re sure they do for many of you who are of a certain
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On This Day: First Saab 96 from Uusikaupunki!

It’s time for celebration! 46 years ago today, on November 13, the first car – a Saab 96 – was completed at the Uusikaupunki car plant (Valmet Automotive).  Another important even during 1969 was the first Saab car production in Finland. A new factory, jointly owned by Saab-Scania and the Finnish company Oy Valmet Ab, was opened
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Photos of Saab 99s (1973, Rhode Island)

We recently came across two impressive images of brand new Saab 99s taken in May 1973 at the shipping area called Fields Point in Providence, Rhode Island. These two and four-door sedans were newly offloaded from the ships that brought them from Saab’s Swedish plants in Trollhättan, Södertälje, Linköping, Kirstenhamn and Nykoping, as well as the
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From Dallas to Sweden: Tour to SAAB headquarters 50 years ago

Here’s an interesting notes on the history of Saab and Saab dealers that happened 50 years ago — 1965! Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Meeker, Kunkle Motors, organized a tour in 1965 to SAAB-Sweden headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden. On this day in 1965: “Mr. and Mrs. Meeker, owners of Kunkle Motors (Dallas), The oldest continuously owned authorized SAAB dealer in
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First 40 years of Saab Car Museum

Saab Museum turns 40. Saturday, October 24 is celebrated at the museum in Trollhättan. The Saab Car Museum (Saab Bilmuseum) is an automobile museum in Trollhättan, Sweden. It covers the history of the Saab brand of automobiles manufactured by Saab under various owners since 1947. The Saab Car Museum collections comprise around 120 cars and approximately 70
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1970 Saab rolls out 500,000th car

It was February 1970: Saab Built there 500,000 Car, it was a European Model Saab 99, which was also the first year the Automatic transmission was offer in Saab cars. Six years later the 1,000,000th would follow. Also, this year Saab introduces a ‘world-first’ – headlamp wipers and washers. In 1970, total car production at Saab was
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Book: “Saab – The First 40 Years Of Saab Cars” (1987)

“SAAB: The first 40 years of Saab cars” is book (you can find on Amazon – from $29.20 used & new (18 offers)) by Bjorn-Eric Lindh  translated by Tom Byrne in 1987. There are fewer gaps in one-make historiography as time goes on, and a significant one has now been filled by this grandly produced story of forty years of
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Saab around Britain R.A.C. Rally (1965)

R.A.C.  stands for british Royal Automobile Club Rally. The inaugural event was the 1932 Royal Automobile Club Rally, which was the first major rally of the modern era in Great Britain. Of the 367 crews entered, 341 competitors in unmodified cars started from nine different towns and cities (London, Bath, Norwich, Leamington, Buxton, Harrogate, Liverpool,
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History of Swedish Automaker Saab documentary

Saab has been at the forefront of developments in the car industry since its earliest days, when 16 of its aircraft technicians were challenged to design an automobile to counteract the diminished aircraft demand in the years that followed the Second World War. See this interesting documentary about Saab History, filmed twenty years ago and
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Old Saab factory

Saab production Moments… “Saab Automobile”, Trollhätttan…

CLUB SAAB Uruguay Meeting

CLUB SAAB Uruguay was founded  9th of July 2008, And these days celebrated six years of existence. Saab is present in Uruguay since 1964. Very important Part of the Saab history of Uruguay is Jose Arijon, who was the Saab representative for Uruguay from 1964 and imported all the cars that Saab owners still enjoy today. See pictures from their last
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