Saab museum in Trollhattan

Saab Museum liquidating all vehicles as everything must go

As part of its restructuring after bankruptcy, Swedish automaker Saab is liquidating its world-famous museum in Trollhattan, including all 123 cars contained within it. This means some very valuable, collectible, and one-off prototypes will be entering private collections soon.

Failing to bring new investment, Saab filed for bankruptcy in December, although limited production was until only recently still underway and warranties are still being covered by former owner General Motors. As the company struggles to restructure, analysts expect that it will not return to business once current production runs are complete. The announcement that the automaker's historic museum is going to be liquidated only solidifies that expectation.

There are 126 automobiles in the museum, all of which are now up for grabs. The collection includes the first car Saab ever made, the 92001 UrSaab, as well as several one-off designs and concepts such as the 2006 Aero-X with its fighter plane looks. Despite the company's failure, it has a huge cadre of fans worldwide that will no doubt be clamoring to get their hands on some of the historical innovations in the company's museum.

The Swedish law firm, Delphi, is handling the liquidation and will take offers on museum pieces until January 20 at which point the remaining inventory that hasn't been purchased will be auctioned sometime next month.


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