We continue to digitize old Saab films. From Saab Service Frankfurt and Saab Kiel Old Saab videocassettes were provided for the project. Fans around the world are also supporting us, and in the next few days a silly movie from the early days of Saab goes online.
A digital treasure from 1950 documenting Saab's first activities in North America. These were the years of the Saab 92, Saab's first production car. Low quantities were sold outside Sweden. The video is a historical document; We do not want to reveal too much about the content yet.
About half a century later, the commercial shown today was created. He is Saab-typically undercooled and plays with Scandinavian origin, the roots in aircraft and unconventional ideas that have their origins in Trollhättan. Turbo, the Saab BioPower concept, active head restraints and the unrealized Saab BioPower Hybrid Concept.
Three electric motors, an 300 Volt battery and an 260 PS BioPower engine ensured environmentally friendly locomotion. Under 50 kilometers per hour, the Saab would have driven purely electric, with faster locomotion ethanol-turbo power would have provided drive. A car that only Saab could have built and liked. E85 - the dream of being able to move forward with waste from agriculture and forestry in a climate-neutral way was once a young, hopeful little plant. In the meantime, the idea is as dead as the production lines in the Stallbacka. And while there is at least the chance of a comeback, E85 will slowly disappear even in Sweden. Removed from the diesel lobby, which could successfully propagate "environmental diesel" as a green alternative.
The Saab Aero X, the most beautiful study of all time, goes through the picture on "Journey 2007". Even today, the Aero X delivers fabric for dreams. Even if he stands in the Bil Museum forever and will never go into production. Some of the design ideas of the Aero X have been realized in the 9-5 NG. Thank Muller that at least these Saabs were allowed to see the light of day.
2007 was a long time ago. Nobody could have guessed that 4 would turn off the lights in the Stallbacka years later. Have fun with a piece of young Saab story.