The week was exciting behind the scenes. Life pulsed, the data volume on the route between Barcelona and Frankfurt may have multiplied. Saab madness, because things around Lizi's garage are developing more dynamically than we ever suspected. Lizi was in the Barcelona area, hunting for Saab. Look at cars, hear stories, prepare articles for his column.
It was a journey through European reality. Through a region that is actually rich, but where many people run out of air after months of restriction. One wonders where the promised billions from Brussels end up and what really arrives there. Yes, the blog is apolitical, it should stay that way. But currently there are some questions that cannot be avoided and they cannot be ignored.
Of course, Lizi always explained what it was about on site. Presented the blog and his idea. The reactions were more than friendly. Touched, surprised, delighted. Because many sales, but not all, result from the economic situation. And a Saab is a Saab. People cling to their cars and hate it when they get into hands where you don't want to see them for too little money. An emotional thing. The prospect that a European Saab fan could enjoy the car in the future and it is in good hands alleviates the pain a little.
Volvo sneaks up on the blog
In fact, there were incredible things too. Hidden Saab collections, new cars. Much more than we would have guessed! And there is something that I would describe as bycatch. If you like Saab, you might find Volvo not bad. Not always, but sometimes. In other words - if you have an old Saab or several, you also have one or the other Volvo in a remarkable condition.
One of the topics we discussed was what to do with the bycatch. Ignore the Volvos and leave them to their fate, or offer them? We quickly agreed that every now and then a Volvo would be found in Lizi's garage. If he's particularly beautiful or cool, then he deserves it.
Hidden Saab treasures
The hidden treasures of Spain go online from Monday. Lizi has inspected the cars, spoken to the owners and writes his assessment. I promise, they are delightful Swedish vehicles. Contacting Lizi will be easy in case of interest. At the end of the presentation of each new garage car, you will find a small inquiry form that asks you to enter your name, telephone and e-mail address.
For the import to Germany or other European countries he has a Service package laced. Suitable for every taste.
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What's happening on the blog this week?
We stay in Spain, but not only. We are interested in the location in Barcelona! Juan, the owner of the last Saab workshop in the metropolis, describes his impressions.
We are of course also looking to Trollhättan. There is an anniversary in the house.
10 years ago - Saab Independence Day
A round anniversary, if more sad. We would never have dreamed that the Saab topic is still on our minds 10 years later.
Images: Volvo Cars