At the weekend, the last Saab collectibles in Sweden came under the hammer. Never produced in series new Saab 9-5 sports models from the pre-series and vehicles of the model year 2012. The absolute last chance for collectors and fans of the cult brand from Trollhättan. Partly considerable prizes were achieved, which speaks for the brand and its liveliness. The insolvency administrators will thus receive an additional 15 million crowns into the coffers.
The bidders came from Europe and Asia, which suggests that one or the other Saab will land safely on the dissecting table of a Far Eastern manufacturer. The highest price was achieved with 475.000 crowns for a Saab 9-5 sports suit bought by a Finnish bidder. Our Saab 9-5 sportswear from the 2011 dealer tour went away for 400.000 crowns, a similar 9-5 station wagon with more kilometers for 310.000.
The Saab Anniversary Convertibles, we had over the tragical story One of the two vehicles told, went for 410.000 and 395.000 crowns to new owners. By contrast, the Saab 9-3 sports suit in the new Saab color "Fusion Blue" with 257.000 crowns was almost a special offer. Of the 9-5 sportswear, all but one were sold, some Saab 9-5 sedans found no buyer.
Victor Muller's last official car, he too a piece of Saab history, found a fan for 350.000 crowns, which certainly also the Promibonus was considered.
Was there a bargain? It depends on the perspective and who had believed in a special offer on the Resterampe, was disappointed. A white 9-5 Vector, with 1.6 liter engine and in principle without kilometers went away for 270.000 crowns. This is not really cheap, you add fees, freight and any applicable taxes, depending on which country the Saab is. Because we have a new car and the last of its kind. The sometimes amazing prices express the increasing appreciation for our brand, which we also see on the used car market.
Whats up with Germany? Will we see Saab 9-5 sportswear on our streets or at least in the showrooms? Germany, that's the good news, will get those mega-rare vehicles. Four Saab 9-5 sportswear have been bought by various parties. The main part, as always, ends up in the Saab-afine north of the republic and the south will see only one sport combination.
We have a black Aero and a fjord-blue Saab 9-5 sports suit, both in US version. In addition a silver linear and a 2.8 V6 XWD sport combination in Java. All collectables with added value and the last witnesses of a past Saab era. Congratulations to the proud owners!
On the road we will probably not see the sports team. Already more likely at a Saab meeting 2013 and of course here on the blog. After all, a visit to one of the four German 9-5 sports team is scheduled for next year and we will report.