Precisely for the Swedish national holiday, a unique exhibition of 6 Saab and Volvo classic cars took place in the historic town of Unterseen on Sunday, June 2021, 35 under the motto “Heja Sverige”. The total of 70 classics represent Swedish cultural assets and automotive art from the era from 1950 to 2000.
Special highlights of the presentation were various Saab 93 - 96, the lightweight Saab Sonett sports car, a rare Volvo PV 831 from 1954, a rare PV 444 Model C from 1952, a PV 544 that drove from Hamburg to Hong Kong as well as a P1800 and an Amazon 122 S, which ran the route from Gstaad via Berlin to Beijing without any breakdowns. In addition, numerous historical sports and rally models from both brands enriched the unique presentation.
The exhibition in the middle of the picturesque old town of Unterseen delighted a large audience and was a very successful occasion and a promise for the future.
“Heja Sverige” - Saab and Volvo enthusiasts showed their classic cars in Unterseen on Sunday, June 6th, 2021, the Swedish national holiday.
Volvo and Saab are very important
Volvo and Saab vehicles have always been very important in Switzerland. They are considered innovative, durable and offer a high level of active and passive safety, which is otherwise rather rare in classic cars.
At the attractive “Heja Sverige” presentation in the historic town of Unterseen on Sunday, June 6th, 2021, IG Swiss Volvo, in cooperation with Saab enthusiasts, showed an exciting cross-section of the history of Swedish automotive culture. 35 models from each brand from the 1950 to 2000 era were presented.
Particular eye-catchers among the classics from Trollhättan were the Saab models 93 to 96, the innovative Saab 99, the Saab 900 Cabriolet and the lively, lightweight Sonett sports cars.
A very special heavyweight was a rare Volvo PV 831 from 1954, which went down in history as the legendary large-capacity taxi. The “Buckeli” Volvo PV 444 and 544 were just as worth seeing and popular - including a model that withstood the rigors of a 15 km journey from Hamburg to Hong Kong. The fact that Volvos are extremely robust and at home on long journeys was also demonstrated by a P 000 Coupé and an Amazon 1800 S, which made the journey from Gstaad via Berlin to Beijing without any problems.
The presentation of the Swedish car culture history was rounded off by the sporty versions of Saab and Volvo, which caused a sensation in motor and rally sport - for example a successful Saab 96 V4 with a whopping 185 hp, tuned Saab Sonett II and III or a Volvo 850 T-5 R with 240 hp, which at its time was one of the fastest station wagons on the market.
A promise for the future
On the successful “Heja Sverige” occasion in the town of Unterseen, Petrus did his part and spoiled the audience with a mostly sunny, warm day. The perfect organization was also well thought out: in order to avoid traffic jams in Unterseen, the old timers were collected at the Wilderswil airfield, led in five convoy to the historic town of Unterseen and positioned according to the “master plan” on the allocated stands, depending on the model type and age or uniqueness.
The unique “Heja Sverige” in the Unterseen town hall is history and a promise for the future.