Despite the popular saying, history cannot simply repeated. So, when faced with the possibility of losing the entire classic collection of cars that had made up the official Saab museum in Trollhättan after the officials in charge of the automaker's bankruptcy proceedings threatened to break it up, a few organizations stepped up to the plate to keep it together.

According to a report from Autocar, the city of Trollhattan, SAAB AB and The Wallenberg Foundation came up with the $4.05 million required to purchase the entire collection outright. A total of 120 cars are included, including the Ur-Saab, which is the first automobile built by the Swedish company.


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      Paul P.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've never been a big SAAB fan, but I'm glad to see the collection saved. One of the great things about automotive history is that it doesn't have to be something you just read about in a book. With a little help vehicles can be preserved so future generations can see them and experience them.
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is wonderful news, glad to know that all the cars will stick together in a proper museum instead of splitting the cars apart.
      Evan Hayden
      • 2 Years Ago
      This whole thing has been breaking my heart, but I'm happy to at least see the museum saved. I sure hope that a buyer is able to save Saab at the 11th hr. (More like 13th hr? Bankruptcy already happened, after all.)
      Carman
      • 2 Years Ago
      The collection should never be broken up. I have a feeling Saab may rise again.
      Snark McGee
      • 2 Years Ago
      The 1970s-80ish Saab 99 was a great capable car. Underappreciated, As much fun to drive as a BMW 2002. I miss mine.
      EvoIXplz
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've never cared for Saab and I won't miss it. But it would be a great shame to any auto enthusiast to see this collection broken. It's good someone stepped up to preserve Saab's history.
      Bucks
      • 2 Years Ago
      Such a rich history...thank God the SAAB collection are safe.. here's hoping the latest bail out potential can drag them back out of the mud. I for one would one day like to own a 2nd Gen 9-5 :) Those things look hot...never thought I'd actually say that about a SAAB (oh wait.. the Aero's and XWD models looks pretty good too :))
      majajbii
      • 2 Years Ago
      It is a tragic commentary on the mismanagement of Saab by General Motors. My Saab 900 Turbo was the best car I ever owned, and now the innovative company that built that great car has been done in by GM, which hasn't built any great cars in a very long time. An incurable pox upon GM for their ruination of Saab!
      stclair5211
      • 2 Years Ago
      Woo hoo! Still the lamest museum in the world. Sorry!
      Sukairain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh what the heck 4 million for the entire collection is a bargain. I know the Aero-X Concept would have fetched a pretty sum at auctions.
      Russ Wollman
      • 2 Years Ago
      YES! Great news. I've just taken on a sweetheart 9-3 convertible. I'm in love with the car—even after I thought I could never love such a thing again. There's talent at SAAB. Hope they can continue somehow. It's not just the workers in Trollhattan who'll miss them.
      ryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      What is the yellow car in the field called. Its very sexy!
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