It may be too late to save Saab, the bankrupt Swedish automaker, but its history is a different story.
The Saab museum and all of its contents are currently being offered as part of the company’s liquidation.
Located in Saab’s hometown of Trollhättan, Sweden, the facility and many of the 120 cars in its collection are up for grabs to the highest bidder or bidders, either as a complete package or individually.
The collection represents nearly the entire history of the quirky automaker, from its very first car, the 92001 or Ursaab, to the sleek Aero-X concept from 2006 which features a fighter plane-inspired canopy, a tip of the hat to the company’s roots in the aircraft industry.
Although efforts to save Saab in the wake of the bankruptcy of former parent company General Motors have failed, enthusiasm for the brand remains strong among its cadre of fans.
This past weekend, thousands of Saab owners gathered to hold "We Are Saab" rallies in cities around the world to show their support for the brand, in hopes that a last-minute savior will surface before the last nail is driven into the coffin of the iconic, but often financially-challenged company. British publication Autocar reports that the last 100 or so new vehicles that were left unfinished on Saab's shuttered production were earmarked for the crusher.
Saab-philes interested in preserving at least a part of the automaker’s heritage have until Friday, January 20th to place their offers with the Swedish law firm handling the liquidation, Delphi.