Saab Car Museum

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Saab Car Museum
Saab Bilmuseum
Saab's very first car, the prototype Saab 92001, at the Saab Car Museum.
Saab's very first car, the prototype Saab 92001, at the Saab Car Museum.
Saab Car Museum is located in Västra Götaland
Saab Car Museum
Location within Västra Götaland
Location
  • Åkerssjövägen 18
  • 461 29 Trollhättan
  • Sweden
Coordinates58°16′18″N 12°16′34″E / 58.27167°N 12.27611°E / 58.27167; 12.27611Coordinates: 58°16′18″N 12°16′34″E / 58.27167°N 12.27611°E / 58.27167; 12.27611
TypeAutomobile museum
Collection size120 vehicles
CuratorPeter Bäckström
WebsiteSaab Car Museum (in English)

The Saab Car Museum 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.[1]

The museum is housed within one of the old factory buildings at Innovatum [se], a science and technology centre on the former NOHAB industrial estate in Trollhättan.[2]

The museum's collection of about 120 vehicles was scheduled to be publicly auctioned off on January 20, 2012 by Swedish law firm, Delphi, in order to cover Saab's debts following the company's bankruptcy proceedings.[3] However, the collection was preserved in its entirety by a bid of $4.15 million made by the city of Trollhättan, Saab AB and The Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Memorial Fund.[4]

The museum is curated by Peter Bäckström, remains open to the public, and hosts festivals regularly.

Cars on display[edit]

The vehicles on display in the museum include:[5]

Many newer models are also on display.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Keith (March 23, 2012). "Sweden's Saab Museum re-opens this weekend". Hemmings website. Hemmings. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Trollhättan - Vänersborg". West Sweden website. West Sweden Tourist Board. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  3. ^ Riley, Sharon (January 18, 2012). "Saab bankruptcy: Museum car collection to be auctioned off on Friday". ConsumerReports.org. Consumer Reports. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  4. ^ Singha Roy, Nabanita (January 25, 2012). "Saab car museum saved: Trollhattan municipality, The Wallenberg Foundation and SAAB AB shell out $4.15 million". RUSHLANE Daily Auto news. RUSHLANE. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  5. ^ Swade, Steven (January 17, 2012). "For sale - the cars at the Saab Museum". Swadeology. Wordpress. Retrieved November 11, 2014.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Tunberg, Anders (1989). The Cars in the Saab Museum. Nyköping, Sweden: Saab-Scania AB. ISBN 9179705618.

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