In 1957 Saab did not exist in Germany. Not really. Two spare parts depots, one in the north and one in the south, were available to Swedes traveling through in the event of an emergency. An importer in Bremerhaven also tried to make the Saab 93 palatable to the Germans.
With only limited success.
Between 1956 and 59, 14 Saabs were introduced and registered. It wasn't until the 1960s that things got better, Erik Carlsson's rally victories had an impact, and Saab stepped up its involvement (Link). Long before that, in 1957, a Saab 93 rolled off the assembly line in the Stallbacka industrial area. The buyer treats himself to three extras. Rear-view mirrors, mud flaps and a steering wheel lock.
The Saab stays in Sweden. for now. Nevertheless, he will play the leading role here.
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