It's been a tough time for Saab fans around the world. 10 years ago the future of the Saab Museum was hanging in the balance. For a long time it was uncertain whether the collection would remain in Trollhättan. Collectors of precious automobiles from all over the world have already dreamed of being able to put the original Saab or another exhibit in the air-conditioned halls. Luckily it didn't come to that. The collection stayed in Trollhättan and it remained open to the public.
Wallenberg and Saab AB as rescuers
The good outcome is thanks to the commitment of the Wallenberg family and their foundation, as well as Saab AB and the municipality of Trollhättan and the Västragötland region. Together they saved the museum from imminent dissolution. Today, Innovatum runs the historic Saab collection and takes care of its preservation.
The collection is financed from entrance fees, donations and the work of volunteers who used to work mostly at Saab in the Stallbacka. The municipality of Trollhättan and the region of Västragötland bear a large part of the costs.
10 years ago today, on March 24, 2012, the museum opened its doors again for the first time and has had its own since then Website URL. Saab legend Erik Carlsson was there for the opening - and with him many fans from different countries.
The former Saab works collection is in good hands and the investment has long since paid off for the region. The museum is a magnet for visitors, which was able to report new records every year before Corona.
It is important for tourism in Västragötland and a place of pilgrimage and longing for fans of the small cult brand from Göta Älv, who come to Sweden from all over the world.