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The Discovery of an abandoned Saab dealership somewhere in France

The Discovery of an abandoned Saab dealership somewhere in France 1

Like the Saab Automobile company itself, the vast majority of Saab car dealerships have experienced the same fate – shutting down and closing after many years of business. Some of them have switched to representing other car brands, and some are completely closed.

However, there are also Saab car dealers that have been closed for a long time, but due to various administrative issues, they still contain parked Saab cars. The real example is The Abandoned Dealership in Doha, which we wrote about earlier, and the most recent discovery is a similar example in France.

To be specific, the authors of the French car blog Blog-Moteur.com have discovered another abandoned Saab dealership in the north of France. To assume that all Saab dealerships are closed, but According to their blog post, there is somewhere in the northern half of France an abandoned Saab dealership, and that within its decrepit showroom there are still a few intact models. Is this possible?! If we can trust their report and photos, then it is possible.

This is a real time capsule! According to the cars and objects found in the salon, you can assume that this Saab specialist house started operating in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Also, according to Saab car models that can be seen in the showroom, and financial reports found by bloggers, this dealership was active until sometime in the year 2000. The end of the 2000s marked the beginning of the end for this company, which had already lost the official Saab brand along the way (for unknown reasons), but still retained the name “Saab specialist”. Placed in receivership and then in compulsory liquidation during 2010, it was finally struck off from the RCS during 2012. After that, time stopped!

This is how this French Saab cars salon used to look, at its best
This is how this French Saab cars salon used to look, at its best

So, even if the concession has not been in operation for many years, you will understand that the place remains visibly a bit alive. In the photos from the salon, we can see the first-generation Saab 9-3 TiD, then two 9-5 models (one is LPG) and even one exotic SUV Saab 9-7x. So, even if the concession has not been in operation for many years, you will understand that the place remains visibly a bit alive. Someone still keeps this salon alive.

It was well noticed by the authors of the blog – A mixture of questioning and sadness…


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