Saab History

From Dallas to Sweden: Tour to SAAB headquarters 50 years ago

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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.

Saab Factory
Old Saab Factory

On this day in 1965: “Mr. and Mrs. Meeker, owners of Kunkle Motors (Dallas), The oldest continuously owned authorized SAAB dealer in the USA (dealer who is still active), were among some 200 U.S. dealers of the Swedish-made SAAB cars who toured Sweden to attend the annual meeting of American SAAB dealers and see SAAB’s production of both quality automobiles and high-speed jet aircraft.”

Saab Factory

A little info on this trip by Bob Christiansen. Dealers in the Rocky Mtn west (that includes Texas) were services by Rocky Mtn SAAB an independent distributor and were not included in the trip. Bob sent a little note to Ralph Millett at SAAB USA that merely said they’re here too. The next day thyey were part of the trip and it was a great one. Bob’s dealership was in Colorado Springs.