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The very last Saabs built are going to auction

The last of the vehicles built by the failed Swedish automaker Saab go to online auction today including some models begun that never made it to market.
Posted: March 19, 2013 - 5:42PM
Author: Don Bain


The 78 vehicles are up for bid at KVD’s Marketplace through April 3, and include 31 units of the 9-4X SUV of which only 700 were ever built.

Seven of the few dozen 9.5 Sportkambi built are also available, along with 37 of the 2012 Saab 9.5 SportSedan models, out of a total of 54 fabricated.

Another sale by bid last year drew a surprising level of interest in the long struggling brand.

"We held a similar auction at the end of last year and noticed the strong following that SAAB still has around the world,” said Per Blomberg, Business area manager at KVD. “The interest was enormous, both in Sweden and internationally. With the last cars now being sold we expect an equally high level of interest from Saab enthusiasts."

Some of the vehicles remaining to be sold are among the rarest of the rare.

These include the last factory produced Saab 9-3X built by Saab Automobile AB and one of only three Saab 9-3 SportSedan models in existence that were factory-painted Skyblue. Furthermore, a Saab 9-5 NEW SportSedan TiD6 (Alpha) 2.9 superdiesel is available.

Buyers may view the vehicles this coming Friday at Wallhamn, a short distance north of Gothenburg, March 22. For obvious reasons, security is tight and a scheduled appointment is required. If interested, send an e-mail with your name, contact details and the model you are concerned with to [email protected] by noon this Thursday.

Some of the cars cannot be driven, while others require completion or registration. The condition of each model at auction can be found along with its description on

Commissioned by Saab's receivers in bankruptcy, the cars will be sold individually. The auction and bidding takes place on KVD Kvarndammen's market place.

As the Saab marquee fades into history, a few individuals of yet to be determined fortune, will be the last to ride in or own these last vehicles from the manufacturer.

May their optimistic investments find appropriate rewards and satisfaction.