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 The video is a historical document; We don't want to reveal too much about the content yet.
The commercial shown today was created over half a century later. Typically Saab is hypothermic and plays with Scandinavian origins, roots in aircraft construction and unconventional ideas that have their origins in Trollhättan. Turbo, the Saab BioPower concept, active headrests and the never realized 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 propulsion when moving faster. A car that only Saab could have built and that we would have liked. E85 - the dream of being able to move around in a climate-neutral way with waste from agriculture and forestry was once a young, hopeful plant.
The idea is now 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 by the diesel lobby, which was able to successfully promote “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 felt like a long time ago. Nobody could have guessed that the lights in the Stallbacka would go out 4 years later. Have fun with a piece of young Saab history.