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The Abandoned Dealership in Doha Still Full Of Saab Cars

Saab Heaven in Doha, QatarSaab Heaven in Doha, Qatar

New Cars Center in Doha (Qatar) was established in 1998, and and it was a car dealership (Leasing of Vehicle) that sold and serviced new vehicles of different brands, including Saab cars.

Unfortunately, nearly seven years ago this company declared bankruptcy. The show room near Ramada is closed, the company has filed bankruptcy and it dose not manufacture cars any more, the last SAAB model is 2011.

abandoned saab cars in Doha

Saab treasure in a corner of Doha city

Yet, interestingly, after closing, all the cars in their parking lot are still there, intact, covered with dust and sand. thanks to John Walsh of the British Saab Club and his photographs, we can see that there are still a number of beautiful Saab cars in the parking lot of this car dealership in Doha.

Covered with dust and sand...
Covered with dust and sand…
There are both Turbo X models and those with the TX package in the parking lot
There are both Turbo X models and those with the TX package in the parking lot
what a pity
what a pity…

While out for a walk in Doha he came across a a closed down garage called New car Center (interesting, web site still is online) which had a huge Jaguar mascot on the roof. Wandered about the car park and found dozens, and he mean dozens of abandoned Saab’s. Mostly Saab 9-3‘s.

The dream of every Saab car lover

There was also one sad looking Mercedes 450 SLC In the yard which had obviously not been looked at for years. Inside was a collection of Merc ML’s, all covered in dust and grime. What a sad end to some cracking cars. Enough to make any SAAB owner weep.

SAAB committed to keep producing spare parts to all of its cars, so in Qatar there is no showroom, but there is a service center located in industrial area.

The Abandoned Dealership in Doha - This is how a Saab car service center once looked
The Abandoned Dealership in Doha – This is how a Saab car service center once looked

12 Comments

  • I (@nevssaabperformance) was there in mars to clear out about the cars , collect info and meet the right people, get access to the propertys, showroom and service centre and also that centre is shoot down! Sadly to say, its not possible to buy some cars, have to buy them ALL, There is more then the 49 Saab cars at the New car centre parking lot, Its totalt 250 Saab cars MY2010!! All Aero V6 full equiped.

  • Can we go over and commandeer a car or two. i’ll take the red 93 aero please. thnx. i’m on my last saab , the striker car. big sedan 92,000 miles. having fun with it, but its certainly not the smaller aeros that kicked ars!

  • @Vitasi— as I wrote in my comment:
    I visit Doha in Mars this year. All cars is 9-3 ss MY2010 Aero full equiped.. the charman for the holding company ( owner ) is NOT sell just some cars: ALL 250 cars on one sell , All or nothing.

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