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    Post Who killed Saab?: A brief look at the life and death of a very unique car company

    Who killed Saab?: A brief look at the life and death of a very unique car company

    Posted on February 5, 2013 by PaulDavenport



    Although I tend to have an affinity for American cars, there are a few foreign marquees that hold a special place in my heart, and the weird little cars made by Saab are without a doubt some of my all-time favorites. The hatchbacks, sports coupes and sedans built by this tiny car company based in Trollhattan, Sweden, have always had a bit of rebellion to them. It’s true that some of their designs may look less than mean, if not downright dorky, but the whole “born from jets” concept has almost always been a true sentiment, as these little beasts could move and handle with the agility of a bomber.

    Saab effectively closed up shop in 2011 when GM officially gave up trying to make the company profitable and several deals to salvage the name fell through. It wasn’t that the designers at Saab couldn’t make an attractive car with the potential for mass appeal, but they simply refused to get along with others.

    It all started back in 1978 when the company entered in a deal with... Read full story on our blog.

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