Saab stories 2019!

We want to revive an old idea and integrate the readers and their love for Saab more closely in the blog events. Today we start our campaign for the current year under the motto "Saab stories 2019!". The motto is new, and the requirements of the stories have changed a bit.

Saab stories 2019!
Our new action: Saab stories 2019!

While in the years before it was often about how to get to Saab, which has since been experienced with the brand, we wish for 2019 stories from the present. Unfiltered - just as life is. Because times have not become easier since 2011 closed the factory gates in Sweden. A rough wind blows in our faces, the zeitgeist is against old, analog cars. Obtaining, using items longer would actually be a logical consequence when it comes to the sustainable management of the planet. But the opposite is true. The car per se seems to have become a disposable item. And a turnaround is not in sight.

Unfiltered: Saab stories 2019!

How is it in everyday life with an older Saab? What do you experience, how do friends, colleagues and the family react? With indulgence, enthusiasm or compassion? How do you keep the Saab alive, what do you do with spare parts and workshops, how do you optimize or restore the old Swedes?

A wide topic for the "Saab stories 2019!". Challenging, but also interesting. How does it look with the fans, how strong does the Saab heart beat in everyday life? Write it to us, it's worth it!

Because we award each published article with a historical one board wallet from the Saab-Scania time, which we have refined a bit. The exclusive portfolios were already 2017 our thanks for Saab stories. We have two more boxes from the estate of Saab Germany and revive the action.

In the folder are Saab notepads, which are available as classic and youngtimer versions. The individual pages are designed differently, 8 different motifs from the history of the brand can be discovered. An Orio pen, two SaabBlog stickers, and an adhesive with the legendary Saab Troll make the on-board folder a collector's item. The troll is the reprint of an original sticker from the 70 years that has never been exposed to UV radiation. Therefore, it radiates full of optimism as on the first day and corresponds to the original unlike other sun-bleached reprints.


  • The story must include at least 400 words. The language is German or English.
  • There must be at least 3 images in the format 1280 x 960 or larger. The images are the declared and unrestricted property of the sender and are provided free of charge.
  • The text will be delivered in Word, Open Office format or as mail. The pictures are not embedded in the text.
  • The images are transferred to maintain the quality WeTransfer delivered.
  • There is only one Saab story published per week, the editors make the selection.
  • Submission with complete address please to saabstory (ä t)

Saab reading pleasure on Sunday

The "Saab stories 2019!" Will be published on Sundays when our readers write. The authors fill the Saab-free weekend gap and can inspire other fans with saabigem reading pleasure!

40 thoughts too "Saab stories 2019!"

  • Great idea, at the last action I was too late. The board files are great, this time with Troll Snurg. I give what I can!

  • Nice idea! 🙂 There is no deadline - or did I read too laxly? A continuous action would certainly make sense with this theme premise, after all, we Saab enthusiasts can always do something sustainable and always something new to this topic. I'm planning something this year, but only in the summer. Let's see, maybe that's enough for an interesting story. In any case, I am already looking forward to interesting "Sunday newspapers" of a special kind ...

    • No deadline, the action runs the whole year - or until all Saab board files are sold out 😉

  • Such a crap …

    Of course not the action. That's great! The folders arouse desires, the theme is well chosen and immediately illuminates.
    Stupid is only that my chrome glasses SC is neither perceived by the environment as exciting, nor requires me a lot of attention. So far, it has simply been an uncompromising, everyday and travel-friendly station wagon and completely below the radar.

    Nobody talks to me with shining eyes or stealthily sneaks around my SAAB. Anecdotes are missing and my technical experience report would be boring and for SAAB drivers without news value. So no portfolio for me. Crap, crap, crap ...

    • If you knew how many Saab enthusiasts creep around your chrome goggles when you're not there. I look after each Saab. Not only after the now rare 900 Turbo 16S (I drive with coloradored leather chairs and dashboard), but wave every 9-3, 9-5 and other Saab treats afterwards. Vl. you should install a dash-cam ...

      • exactly, that's how it works for me, even if I'm on the go as a pedestrian I look at a Saab more closely, what equipment he has, engine, etc ... greetings, I do as everyone. About chrome glasses, there is certainly enough to write. How is compared to cars where you sometimes ride, etc ...

      • Yes, who knows. Maybe my SAAB actually has secret admirers ...

        But I do not know anything about that. While I turn my head after each SAAB, drive their drivers and pilots with wrinkled nose or at least stoically straight ahead look past me. Greetings has not yet arrived in Berlin and the surrounding area.

        And it's not like I do not get it if it's different. My Gothenburg vintage car keeps on the same paths and parking lots of grinning faces, stretched thumbs, conversation or furtive haunt.

        But hey, I also see that positively. If my chrome goggles are felt (and ignored) even years after the bankruptcy as a normal and contemporary car, which belongs in the street scene and in the everyday life, then SAAB must have done a lot, very right with this box ...

        And me too with my purchases. Would it be the other way around - the 50-year-old Gothenburg is being ignored but the young SAAB is causing a stir as a bizarre - then I would have the wrong old-timer and the wrong station wagon in the yard. It's all right, the way it is. Unfortunately it is not worth a story or a portfolio ...

        • An 50 year old Gothenburg? They surprise me! Why not a 50 year old troll hatcher? But actually the right time development, to the more exclusive, better, more beautiful, finer make! 😉 "You can not drive your whole life Volvo!" (Freely quoted after Ove or his friend) joke aside, that's certainly a great car. And both of them can definitely beat a nice sustainability arc to Saab, with great pictures! Only courage, the folder is already waiting! 🙂

          • SAABists might not like to hear that now, but in fact I think the Gothenburgers are the better cars for a certain year ...

            After WW II, the car division of Volvo was no longer a startup. The cars were rock solid, suitable for everyday use and larger than the young competition from Trollhättan. And all engines built to mid-1970er were self-designed and to 100% Swedish.

            After all, my Gothenburg already generates 160 PS and at the time was probably the strongest passenger car ever built in Sweden. But if someone offered me a 20 turbo coupe of the same performance that was about 900 years younger, I would not hesitate for a second, take the SAAB, and probably sleep in it for weeks night after night, what a good bargain I made have …

            SAAB has at some point built the much better, prettier and more exclusive cars. I see that exactly as you do.

          • Probably works in the Volvo a B18 or B20 engine designed by a certain Per Gillbrand 😉

          • Yes, under hood a B30E ...

            But this is almost identical to the B20. It has just been extended by the factor 1,5 (by 2 cylinder from 4 to 6). Therefore, the hood of my Göteborgers is also 10 cm longer (wheelbase 7 cm), as with models with the B20 ...

            But even then thinking was very modular and reminiscent of modern platform solutions. The vast majority of the parts - the pistons, valves, gearbox, chassis or body - of my Gothenburger are in fact identical to those on the market at the same time as the B20 ...

            Only the Swedish 4 cylinders did not reach 160 PS at that time. At least not without tuning. At the factory, SAAB was the first Swede to do that. And if I'm honest, then I like my (6-cylinder) classic car, but he's also a drunkard ...

            The 160 PS has SAAB (with some delay though) ultimately much better and laced in the nicer, more action-packed and environmentally superior package. With a fine turbo! Yes, what else?

          • I knew it! There it is, the "picture-rich" sustainability story up to the year 2019! I'm just saying "ecologically superior package" !! 🙂 Go on! And more reason for me to hurry .... 😉 But the ecological conservation-second Saab, diesel, yes, ahead. bought in three weeks ... 🙂

          • If my memory is not mistaken, you got from the beginning of 80er almost 160 PS also Gothenburg. That was a car, after all, some touring car series has mixed up in the episode and may well be understood in response to the 900 Turbo.
            But it's true, with knock control, water-cooled loaders and other improvements in Trollhättan was probably always a step ahead, probably because you had just started earlier.

          • Correctly. The 240 Turbo came with 155 PS from 2,1 liters of the 900 on the heels. However, with the cw value of a cube and the chassis of a tractor (gauge, wheelbase and [the rigid] rear axle still largely corresponded to the presented in the 1950er Amazon).

            I had an 244 and an 245. The best thing to say about the suspension is that it is sturdy and good for drifting. The touring car can not have much in common with the production car.

        • I feel the same. Greetings, wrong, sometimes a nice comment on the tank, nothing. Even my 95NG, which was sold in the meantime, was not worth a comment to anyone.

          So I enjoy my Saab inside 😉

          Incidentally, I've already written 4 or 5 Saab Stories. At the moment I can not think of anything anymore.

          • The hamburger - and probably the North Germans in general - do not greet! 🙁 Shall they think I'm stupid, but I keep on greeting! 🙂 Admiration words for my (no doubt indeed beautiful :-)) Griffin Convertible MY 2012 I received (apart from the always entranced masters of three different Saab workshops) only from a pitiful owner of a brand new all-wheel-C-Class Combis with the bling-bling star on the hood and the largest diesel engine under the hood, who complained bitterly about his stupid car. He was right, poor drip! 😉

            We have already read so many beautiful Saab stories from you, Mr. Hans S., about your seven (or now only five?) Saabs, that in my opinion there should always be a "honorary portfolio"! 🙂

          • A piece of honor for Hans S. ...

            That's a very nice and really good idea of ​​you. And if it comforts you, I creep around every SAAB convertible, which is parked somewhere, more or less often around. Especially often around the latest 9-3 and the most recent 900 I. But even for the model years in between, it's usually enough for a lap or two ...

  • again a great action

  • How many folders and thus how many weeks additional Sunday reading pleasure are there? Although, of course, if I have something suitable, I would write without a portfolio reward. Although - such a folder would be VERY beautiful .... Hmmm …. 🙂

  • There are now "only" five more Saab (and two Lancias) .Man is getting older and besides, I am now retiree and the nice flow of money from working life is then only a trickle. I sold my almost new 95NG and the great 93 2.0T Performance.

    And yes, such a folder would be great. Tom wanted to send me one, but then fizzled out.

    • Honestly? That should not be. Let's go. Please address by mail.

  • Thanks Tom, mail is sent. I am happy!

    • 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Class action! I have just sent my contribution incl. Pictures on the journey 🙂

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  • Hello dear Saab community and the author of this blog. So far, I've only been a consumer consumer, but would like to be an active member as well ... I drive a 1992 Saab 900 S Convertible and an 2010 Saab 9.5 NG. Unfortunately, the latter has "given up its spirit" on the current trip to the ski holiday. Teeth broke at 169.000 km. I will write a little report about the unfortunate circumstances. Let's see if it's published. Otherwise, I am always very happy to hear news and stories about Saab (owner) and all about the brand.
    Best regards and all-time good drive. Andreas Bayerl from Cologne

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