Sometimes you could ... yes what actually. You spend the afternoon on the highway, or you are standing in a traffic jam, come back to the office and then get Saab specific messages, which you then take in person somehow. Saab fans are used to suffering, but some things go too far.
A bailiff has a tough job and I have a lot of understanding when it comes to the lords of Kronofogden in Udevalla. But there should also be limits for a royal Swedish law enforcement officer. Sanctuaries, which are taboo because they mean a lot to the Saab community around the globe.
The officer of the Kronofogden yesterday seized the Saab Museum just before the decision to reconstruct. The collection of 109 historical Saabs, including the Ursaab, now belongs to the Kronofogden.
All vehicles remain in the museum for the time being, are freely accessible, but bear the deposit seal. Which is humiliating and unnecessary. So the Kronofogden hits my nerve. Also the famous rally Saabs by Eric Carlsson…. I don't like to think about it.
But calm blood. A compulsory auction will not be there for the time being. The seizures remain, but rest for the duration of the reconstruction as well as the bankruptcy petitions. The Trollhättan commune has been interested in the museum some time ago and, as we can be sure, has an eye on the collection.
The story is annoying anyway and impossible in my eyes. The bailiff speaks of a value of 5 million crowns, which would be just over half a million euros. In collectors' circles, these cars will certainly bring considerably more. For the Saab community, the municipality of Trollhättan and the Västragöland region, the value is priceless, because it is a piece of Swedish culture and industrial history.
Presumably, after weeks of unsuccessful seizure, the Kronofogden went around the principle. And a small success of an authority with, well, lack of sensitivity.
They wanted to set a signal. That's succeeded.