Saab was once a Swedish affair of state. For the 50th birthday of the brand, King Carl XVI. Gustav Gast in Trollhattan. The Viggen Squadron of the Royal Air Force swung overhead. And the brand gave itself the Saab 9-5 for its birthday.
With which the king was of course chauffeured. Since one or the other Saab 9-5 later found a place in the royal fleet, he must have liked it.
That was in the summer of 1997 and a long time ago. Charles XVI Gustav is known as a fan of high-quality, sporty cars, even if they don't necessarily have to come from Sweden. It is said that a Bavarian brand is particularly close to his heart. The fact that he always kept an eye on Saab and Volvo speaks for his diplomatic skills in this regard.
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