Saab photo. A Saab picture and its story.

A Saab 9-5 II on a car carrier. Not really exciting, the beautiful Sweden sedan would not have its own little story. What we see is a Saab 9-5 II with four-wheel drive and full 300 PS. The Swede is one of the rare vehicles from the model year 2012, which never went into production.

Saab 9-5 II model year 2012 on car transporter
Saab 9-5 II model year 2012 on car transporter

At the first big Saab auction in Sweden last year, for whatever reason, the Saab was not sold. At the next auction for collector's vehicles, the 9-5 was there again, this time a friend from Germany wanted to buy the big Saab. He already has a 9-5 from model year 2011, but the auction item would have been something of an upgrade for him. He was outbid, and the all-wheel drive Saab should then actually go to a well-known Saab speculator in Holland. Should ! We don't know the details, but he stopped for the second time on the gravel yard in Sweden.

All good attempts are probably three, and a few weeks later the vehicle was called again. My friend was there again, he was outbid again. Which may not be that tragic. Because if successful, he would have had to look for a buyer for his 9-5 from the 2011 model year. Which in turn would have got me into trouble, because the 2011 is one of the elegant vehicles that I really like and that I make my rounds with every visit.

Everything went well in the third attempt. The Saab was picked up in Sweden and traveled through Germany last week. Not to Holland and not to the Dutch Saab speculator. The new home is the Czech Republic, and the Saab becomes true friends of the brand there. With that the story has come to a happy end.

Text: tom@saabblog.net

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4 thoughts on "Saab photo. A Saab picture and its story."

  • Odoardo gray was really cool ..... never forget my 1989 900 Aero

  • I would rather keep that as Peppercorn Metallic

  • The color alone is excellent - reminds me of my 900 GLE at the time. The color of the paintwork was almost identical to that of the 9-5 sedan shown - in the 80s this was called “anthracite”.

    Also from here always good trip!

  • EVERYTHING will be fine, and if “it” is not yet good, it doesn't end there! Once again the sentence speaks for itself! My congratulations go to the new owner and hope for an “accident-free journey” ALL TIME! Maybe there will be a reunion in Trollhättan soon….

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