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 that documents Saab's first activities in North America. It was the years of the Saab 92, Saab's first production car. Small numbers were sold outside of Sweden. The video is a historical document; We don't want to reveal too much about the content yet.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, a 300 volt battery and a 260 HP BioPower motor would have ensured environmentally friendly transportation. The Saab would have driven purely electrically at less than 50 kilometers per hour, and ethanol turbo power would have provided the drive if it was moving faster. A car that only Saab could have built and that we would have liked. E85 - the dream of being able to move with waste from agriculture and forestry in a climate-neutral manner 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 a chance of a comeback there, E85 will slowly disappear even in Sweden. Eliminated from the Diesel lobby, which successfully propagated "Environment Diesel" as a green alternative.
The Saab Aero X, the most beautiful study ever, runs through the picture in “Journey 2007”. The Aero X still provides material for dreams today. Even if it stands for all time in the Bil Museum and will never go into series production. Some of the design ideas of the Aero X were realized in the 9-5 NG. Thanks to 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.