60th Anniversary revisited

The Ancaster News, and a few other syndicated papers, are running a story on Saab’s 60th Anniversary. Good to hear it in the news again. It was a big buildup prior to June but has faded since and we’re still in that 60th Anniversary year. There’s a whole bunch of people driving around in Anniversary model Saab 9-3s and 9-5s and they’re probably grinning from ear to ear at the value they got. I was fortunate enough to receive a 60th Anni present myself, an Ice Blue metallic color sample (frog), which I probably should have photographed by now. It […]

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Saab Oz offer more this weekend

Saab Australia have had a special offer on for Saab’s 60th Anniversary. The offer is available on MY06 cars still in stock here in Australia and comprises a free automatic transmission, 3 years free servicing and a portable SatNav unit. The fine print: That initial offer lasts up until June 27 and is available on any MY06 cars purchased before that date. —– This weekend only, they’re also offering to pay your on-road costs as well. The initial offer was around $4,300 worth and the addition of on-roads lifts it to around $7,500 in value. Not bad, that. You still […]

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Saab at the Ren Cen

As part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations, there’s a number of Saabs from GM’s Heritage Collection on display at the Renaissance Centre in Detroit. Andrew G popped along to Ren Cen and had a look at the exhibition and for the benefit of those of you who won’t make it there, he also snapped some pictures. Andrew writes: They also had the 60th anniversary 9-3 sedan and convertibles on display, as well as a 9-5, two 9-3s, and a 9-7x. GM also shows a number of their current models, mostly trucks and Cadillacs or Buicks. The RenCen is more of […]

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Your Trollhattan Map for Saab Festival

I got this via email from Tim R in Sweden, a Trollhattan local. It’s a map from Google earth and Tim’s marked all the Saab notable points in town, as follows: 1. The SAAB Factory 2. SDCC SAAB Car-recycling 3. SAAB ANA (cars are sold here) 4. SAAB Museum and main festival area 5. Overby shopping Mall (this is where the garaget.org meeting is on saturday evening) 6. SAAB ANA Delivery Center (cars sold in Trollhättan go through this point prior to deliver) 7. SAAB Metal factory (special welding operations) Click to enlarge. In addition, the pink markings on the […]

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Dinner at SaabFestival

Oh boy! The whole thing’s just getting closer and closer! News has come in via email from Ryan that tickets for the Saturday night dinner at the Saab Festival are now available for booking. The dinner will be one of the feature events of the festival, along with the track day, the new car unveiling, the parts market……..actually, just being there will be incredible. From the website: After an exhausting day at the race track we head home to wash the brake dust off and to prepare for the anniversary banquet (informal style) that will take place in Trollhättan Saturday […]

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Saab Oz 60th models offers

Saab Australia had been very quiet about what it was doing for the 60th Anniversary of the brand. Finally there’s some news out there by way of the website. Whilst other markets have offered specced up 60th Anniversary editions, Saab Australia have opted for a more low-key approach. Saab Australia customers that pick up the 60th Anniversary offer get their Auto Transmission for free, three years scheduled servicing for free, and in what I believe is a first for Saab here in Australia – SatNav. Not the built-in integrated type, but the portable type. I believe some dealers have been […]

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Saab 60th Display at the Ren Cen

Saab are going to take centre stage at GM’s headquarters, with a flight of Saabs from the GM Heritage Collection going on display there. The note from GM reads as follows: ———- Saab, the Swedish automaker that earned its wings from aviation, is celebrating its diamond anniversary this year with a number of special activities and events. This Monday, April 16, a unique all-Saab display will open in the GM World Headquarters exhibit area, which is located on the first floor of the Renaissance Center on Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. The Saab display is accessible to the general public […]

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Germany gets its 60th Anniversary models

Saab Germany are now offering a special Anniversary models in recognition of Saab’s 60th Birthday. The 9-3 Anniversary model offers customers some decent value, giving purchasers a saving of 1,900 Euro over a similarly specified Linear 9-3. Purchasers will get special 10 spoke alloy wheels, heated leather seats, walnut decor and color-coded body kit. Then there’s the dual zone climate control, electric windows and mirrors and all the other stuff that comes as both standard Saab 9-3 equipment and special Anniversary equipment. Why am I rushing that bit??? – because it’s not as important as this… Saab Germany, with the […]

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Saab 60th Event – pro gallery

Saab engaged the services of a professional photographer for the 60th Anniversary event in San Diego early last month. Here’s a sample of the pics that were taken by the dude. A mix of regular and cross-processed stuff. Not bad. Certainly a different style for Saab, whose photography is normally desaturated. A few here and a bunch more after the jump. —–

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Saab 60th Quick Snippets…..

…..otherwise known as “I’m way to busy to post regular stuff”. Sometimes my day job requires the actual performance of work. ———– Anyway, Saab Deutschland have launched the 60th Anniversary section of their site, so the German Saabists no longer have to read it in their non-native tongue. It’s available through the Saab Deutschland website. ———– I don’t know if SaabUSA are getting hot under the collar about this, but the only MSM coverage I’ve seen so far of the 60th Anniversary event in San Diego has been over at Motor Trend. Perhaps others will come online in the new […]

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