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The latest chapter of the Saab saga appears to be a happy one, with Spyker coming up with a winning bid during the 11th hour and saving the proud Swedish automaker from closure at the hands of General Motors. After the jump are a few videos related to the deal, including a 10 minute video of the Spyker/Saab press conference, with Saab CEO Jan Åke Jonsson and Spyker CEO Victor Muller talking about how the deal was done, and where the two companies go from here. If you click through, you'll also find jubilant footage of the celebration in Trollhättan, where workers were given the day off as the liquidators were told to go home.

All is not wine and roses, however, as Spyker will doubtlessly have its hands full trying to fill up Saab's product pipeline after the current crop of GM-derived new models (9-5 sedan and Sportcombi, 9-4X, 9-3X) wear thin, so it will be interesting to see how they go about developing their next generation of products.

In the meantime, Spyker could benefit from Saab a lot faster than the other way-around, though, as it should be able to leverage a portion of the Swedish automaker's 1,400 dealerships worldwide to expand its global reach. Muller says that even leveraging 10 percent of the Saab dealers will be significant. Hit the jump to watch the fascinating videos for yourself.


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