• Jun 22, 2012
If you've been wanting to get your hands on one last new Saab but missed out on the great Saab sell-off when Saab Cars North America declared bankruptcy, well, your ship has now come in.

Actually, it came in last year – but hundreds of new Saabs got waylaid at ports in California and New Jersey because of the bankruptcy, according to SaabWorld.net. Those cars are now slated for auction, some 900 of them, which will be available for dealers, exporters and rental car companies to bid on beginning next week. Eventually, 300 of these cars should make their way to Saab dealers, where they're expected to be sold off at 30- to 50-percent discounts. The other 600 will either be exported or used as rentals, according to the report, so "the price of Saabs will not be severely depressed."

Besides the new cars, some 67 company cars, including some interesting stuff like a 1960 Saab Quantum IV and a 1970 Sonnett III, will also be auctioned off, according to the report. Of the new cars, just over half are 9-5 models, some 400 are 9-3 sedans, another 60 are 9-3 wagons, and about a dozen are convertibles. According to the report, 28 are actually 9-4X crossovers, which is more than 10 percent of Saab's total 2011 sales for that model.


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      paqza
      • 2 Years Ago
      So how does one get in on this?
        SloopJohnB
        • 2 Years Ago
        @paqza
        You don't unless you're a dealer or you wait for the dealers to get the ones that are auctioned off and then you bend over and back into the dealership. Make sure he kisses you....
      chadnola
      • 2 Years Ago
      Rentals??? What a depressing way to die.
        BG
        • 2 Years Ago
        @chadnola
        I am dubious any rental companies will want an orphan brand because of the difficulty and potential delays in getting repairs. Even when still an active company, most cities had few Saab dealers. It is not like a Chevy or Nissan with dealerships and parts at every corner.
      Zoom
      • 2 Years Ago
      9-3 aero wagon 6-speed manual please.
      AJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      I will take a 9-5 combi.
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      RIP Saab.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Stinkyboy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I want a 9-3 cabrio for the weekends and a 9-5 for the rest of the week. $30k IOU.
      Worx2749
      • 2 Years Ago
      Like all European cars, these will be expensive to fix. Good point made here about these cars sitting outside for a year, near the ocean. Buyer beware.
      grtsch6134
      • 2 Years Ago
      goodbye and good riddance............ to another foreign make, along with the next-brand-to-die ---suzuki..........
      Joey Franklin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Where does one even find a Saab dealership? I have never seen one and rarely see their cars on the road.
        John S
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Joey Franklin
        You don't get out much.
        BG
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Joey Franklin
        You see a surprising number of Saabs in Providence, RI.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds like almost a good deal except those cars have been sitting uncovered at the ports with all the salt water hitting them for a year. If anyone gets one check it for rust damage all over before paying.
      bootsnchaps60
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hopefully this won't go the way of the Penske Saturn. The more competition GM has, the greater the possibility that GM will either realize that it can only rebadge Suzukis, Daewoos, Opels and Holdens for so long without developing something new or GM will fail again and disappear. Or be reduced to a producer of trucks and the Corvette.
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