I missed it about a week ago, but UK sales data for April 2007 has been released.
April was a steady month in the UK and Saab sold 1,620 units there compared to 1,611 in April 2006.
Sales for 2007 on a year-to-date basis remain around 1,000 units lower than Jan-Apr 2006.
And while we’re talking sales, I got a note in my inbox from a friend of mine here in Tasmania to say that our local dealership sold 5 cars this weekend. That may not sound like a lot where you come from, but for a small place like Hobart that’s quite exceptional. I hope the rest of Saab’s dealers here in Oz are doing as well. It’ll be a bumper month if they are.
This, of course, is quite possibly the result of the 60th Anniversary sales promotion that’s going on at the moment and was ramped up for the weekend with the offer to pay on road costs, which are typically around $3,000.
Andy Rupert has sold his 900 (again) and the new owner pics it up on Monday. As mentioned previously, he’s looking at a Jaguar as a possible replacement and has re-named his blog accordingly.
It’s now called High Maintenance.
A funny thing happened as I looked at my Flickr feed…..
I saw this very special looking 9-3 Aero and as I gazed at it a little longer I thought “I know that place” and then “I know that car”.
The place was the work place belonging to Jeff B (owner of the silver 9-5 Hirsch here in Oz) and the car was the 9-3 Aero of Steve B, who’s cars have featured here a number of times (the Silver Sled 900 being the most recent).
Steve called in at Jeff’s office today and just for the sake of it, they put Jeff’s 18″ Hirsch rims on Steve’s Aero. They look magnificent. And that’s Jeff’s Viggen in the last shot, too.
Both Jeff and Steve will be part of the Aussie contingent at Saab Festival next month.
The full set of photos from this session is here.