Kudos to the guys from foundourownroad.com for getting these photos of a batch of Saabs held up on the docks in the US.
These are the last Saabs to arrive there and once they hit the auction houses, they will be the last Saabs sold there (save for a buyer for the company being announced and production being resumed – either way, they’re the last Saabs ever into the US or the last for a very long time).
Many more photos and thoughts by the photographers at the link above.
Saabworld has the story in some more depth. The cars were held due to a dispute between an ailing Saab Cars North America and Ally Financial (formerly GMAC and a big part of the financial equation when it comes to dealer financing).
Saabworld is also saying that Ally Financial has won the legal argument, though I don’t seem to be able to find a story to that effect online at the moment.
All the arguments aside, it’s a sad postscript to a very bad 2011.
Thanks to Greg Abbott for the tip!