A Saab prototype wanders through the summer slump in the media, which seems to be particularly pronounced this year. An electric car the likes of which they never got on the wheels in Trollhättan. Saab 9e is the name. Has anyone heard of this type designation? The current Saab press review. About things that seem spectacular. But lose their shine when you look.
The Saab 9e was at the forefront of this week's Google Alert. There was talk of a unique Saab electric car. A unique piece, of course, and a hatchback that is at home in New York. Too good to be true, right? Unfortunately, the sensation did not materialize. The Saab 9e turned out to be a simple Chevrolet Bolt, on which a joker who is a Saab lover had attached Saab emblems.
For Jalopnik the fake Chevrolet was worth a headline that probably got a lot of clicks. The disappointment of the readers may have been factored in. The pictures of the Saab 9e were taken in a cemetery. The supposedly unique Saab, positioned between tombstones. Kind of symbolic.
The Holy Grail
Things went much better this week for Wall Street Journal. That reported about the holy grail of Saab fans. Whatever that is, it's a matter of interpretation. Some consider the 9-5 NG to be the Grail, as it is the last Saab. Others see it in the 900, which is GM free, or in the 9000, which is simply awesome. But in turn 900 drivers may not love it, because evil Fiat Influence is suspected behind it.
So it's not an easy matter. For Marc Vernon, the matter is clear. His Saab 96 anniversary is the holy grail for him. He got the last edition of the 96, very appetizingly presented, from Sweden. It took 14 months for the Saab to arrive in the USA. A story with a heart, about a beautiful car.
At the end of the press review, a look at Germany. Johann Heuschmid, a veteran of the scene, gives in the Auto Classic 4/21 an interview. Heuschmid polarized in the scene. Some swear by his workshop, others openly reject him. Regardless of whether you are a fan or not. The company from the Allgäu is indispensable for the brand. The supply of beautiful vehicles is legendary, and there is great commitment.
Johann Heuschmid has excellent contacts with Trollhättan and the Saab veterans. He always brings good cars from Sweden to Germany. In an interview with Auto Classic, he talks about rising prices for used Saab and a scene that is noticeably younger. Rating: worth reading!