The Saab Car Museum is one of the most beautiful car museums in the world. It is picturesquely located directly on Göta Älv. The historical ensemble once housed a locomotive factory. Steam and electric locomotives went to many countries from here. Today the former Saab factory collection awaits visitors here. Due to the pandemic, they stood in front of closed doors for a long time. This has changed now.
The Saab Car Museum is probably unique in the world. It houses the complete history of the small Swedish brand. Starting with the original Saab to the last vehicles that rolled off the production line in 2011. Every fan of the brand should have visited the museum at least once in their life. It not only offers prototypes that you have not seen before, it enchants with its special flair and the people on site.
Because it is Saab veterans, former workers and employees who volunteer their service in the holy halls. They can tell firsthand stories about Saab and they love to do it. Going there with a lot of time in your luggage is a good idea.
With special exhibitions that change over and over again, the collection is always exciting. In the course of the reopening, ideally at the beginning of the travel season, an exhibition on Swedish mopeds and industrial design enriches the collection. What at first glance doesn't seem to have anything to do with each other, Saab and mopeds, definitely has a connection. The designers Björn Karlström, Pelle Peterson, Sixten Sason, Folke Bernadotte and Rune Monö and their work are presented. Two of them were competitors when it came to a new Saab.
Karlström and Sason - the rivals
Björn Karlström and the great Sixten Sason were once rivals in the race for the Sonnet II. A Swedish crime thriller that surprisingly ended up to the detriment of Sason. However, also to the disadvantage of Saab, because with the decision for the inexperienced Karlström you suffered anger and problems.
Today that is history and part of the Saab saga. Björn Karlström's MFI 13 and Catherina von Sixten Sason park next to each other in the current collection of themes. Who that Drama does not know, he only sees two prototypes from back then. But if you have the story behind it, then you walk around the vehicles and suppress a little tear because of the missed opportunity.
The Saab Car Museum has been open every day except Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m. since June XNUMXst. For families there is special rates for entry.
With images from the Saab Car Museum (1)