I need to put this collection in some kind of context for you first before I show you the picture.
Drew B lives about 15 kilometers from my place. We both live on an island south of mainland Australia, called Tasmania. As far as I know, only New Zealand is further away from Sweden.
Have a look at the map (click to enlarge). The red snowflake is southern Sweden and the toe of the tick is Tasmania.
As you can see, a Saab has to undertake a fair journey to get from there to here. So it’s very fortunate that a little place like Tasmania has such a dedicated and meticulous collector.
Here’s a montage of the collection, which you can supersize with a click.
The great thing about Drew’s collection is that it consists entirely of pretty rare cars.
The two Saab 95s, for example, make up 40% of the known population of Saab 95s here in Australia.
The 1971 Saab 99 is a silver bumper model, again quite rare here in Australia and given the propensity for European vehicles of this age to rust due to years of road salt, it’s possibly quite rare in world terms, too
The Saab 96 is one of the last 150 made for the UK market, a Souvenir Edition model and it’s believed that there were only 16 examples of the 900 T16S brought into Australia.
The 9000 Airflow is as close to a daily driver as this collection gets and it’s going up for sale quite soon – obviously not exclusive enough for this company!
Like I said, it’s a fantastic collection – especially given our remote location. And Drew’s a great pair of hands to have these cars in as he’s very, very fussy and skilled enough to satisfy his own fussiness.