Saab’s Tour de France winds up with custom Saab surprise!

Saab’s Tour de France ended earlier this week and I’ve just received some very nice images from the final stop in Bayonne. Let me ask the question before you do – What’s that silver/grey convertible????? I’ve made enquiries and will let you know what I hear. It looks like on of Leif Mellberg’s custom creations to me. If I hear anything, I’ll let you know. —

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Custom Saab: Saab 9000 Transporter

The observant ones amongst you would have noticed a rather unusual looking Saab 9000 in some recent photos from the dealership tour in Germany. Here’s one of them. And what’s that there in the back? A yellow Saab 9000? A reader from the USA noticed this 9000 and wrote to me asking for some more information about it. I figured it might be good to feature it here on the website. The car is actually a Saab 9000 converted to be a vehicle transporter. The Saab Museum has a few of these vehicles, converted by a Swedish company. This 9000 […]

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Saabosphere – links we liked this week

Top Gear Magazine in the Netherlands is very interested in current stories surrounding Saab. They’re keen to support the company in an hour of need and in a gesture of goodwill, are offering free subscriptions to the Dutch Top Gear magazine to anyone who picks up a new Saab in Holland. Nice work, gents. A small token that’s much appreciated. —— This week’s must-read, from my personal point of view: A report in the local Trollhattan newspaper, TTELA, (in Swedish) takes a look at events and reports about Saab in the last few days. I thought it represented things pretty […]

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More elaborate notes from IntSaab 2011 :-)

Yesterday we had some brief notes from IntSaab 2011. Today I have access to my photos, so it’s time for some more elaborate postings….. —— If I had to pick one highlight from IntSaab this year, it was meeting this guy for the first time. If you don’t recognise him by sight, then you’re just like I was. If you recognise his name but know little about his extraordinary life/career, then you’re just like I was. It’s a situation that I hope to rectify soon, for all of us. This is Simo Lampinen, one of the original Flying Finns. He […]

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Saabosphere – links we liked this week

It’s time for our wrap of what happened in the Saabosphere over the last week or so. Of course, our ongoing situation continues to make the headlines. There are some good services and some not-so-good services for keeping up with that. A few of the good enthusiast sites who cover the news in detail are Life with Saab and Saabs United. If you want a great single piece of news coverage to show where things are at, then this piece from Go Auto is a very accurate and independent summary piece. —— I’ve heard of the Saab bull-nose era, but […]

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Another Saab mashup on the streets

It’s always interesting to see what sort of Saab-related oddities are out there in the world. Last week it was the SaabViper making big waves on the internet – a Saab 9-3 SportCombi with a Dodge Viper engine. This week, it’s something quite different…… It seems this Jeep CJ5 is the latest Saab mashup to get noticed. The car appeared at the Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals event staged last weekend in Pennsylvania. It’s a big gathering of vehicles from all around the United States and Saab always has a massive presence there. Visitors to this year’s Carlisle show might […]

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Saabosphere – Saab links we liked this week

It’s time for our weekly round-up of Saab stories that caught our eye this week. —— Back at Easter time, I visited the Bilsport custom car show at Elmia, Jönkoping. At that particular show, I took this particular photograph….. That’s a Saab 9-3 SportCombi body fitted to the chassis of a Dodge Viper. Of course, it was just one photo amongst many and didn’t grab too much attention. It seems someone has passed the story of this radical project around, however. It was picked up by Jalopnik early in the week and has spread like wildfire around the internet since […]

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Saabs at Elmia 2011

The Bilsport Magazine Custom and Performance Motor Show was on at Elmia, in Jönköping, Sweden on the Easter weekend. This is an annual event that attracts huge crowds, with plenty of exciting metal on display for the visitors to peruse. Brands like Saab typically have enthusiasts at their core. It’s one of the reasons this website exists. Some enthusiasts show their passion for the brand by keeping a car in absolute factory-fresh condition for years on end. Others take a different view, seeking to customise their car to their tastes – whether they be mild or extreme. The Bilsport show […]

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