Workers' union vetoes plans to finish last cars on the production line

Plans to restart the Saab production lines and complete up to 100 part-built cars have been vetoed by workers' unions, Autocar has learned.

The company administrators had planned to call some workers back in to complete the part-built cars on the production line, in the hope that the finished cars could be sold.

However, reports from Saab's home town, Trollhattan, suggest that the workers' union has said its members will not return to the plant. Discussions are, however, ongoing.

The situation is further complicated because Saab's plant was sold to an investment firm in order to raise money several months ago, and it is reported to be keen to empty the buildings and find a new use for them if the car company can't be sold as a going concern.

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5 January 2012

You can't really blame them after everything they've been through.

I'll buy what's left there though (with all the stuff to complete them). As a guestimate, I'll offer £2500 each (complete with all components) for them.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

5 January 2012

Teg it'd sure make for an interesting kit-car!
I'd want to take the chassis and reengineer the rest - maybe turn it into a touring car ....

Of course those parts are probably the only spares available for those who do own a 9-5. There's little chance Saab had been able to make spares this early in the production run.

5 January 2012

[quote Vimeous]Of course those parts are probably the only spares available for those who do own a 9-5. There's little chance Saab had been able to make spares this early in the production run.[/quote]
Funnily enough, I saw not one but two new 9-5s parked locally yesterday. It's good looking in the flesh, doesn't seem as bulbous as some of the photos make it out to be.

Could be an interesting used purchase in a year or two, wonder if the local Vauxhall dealer can service it!?

5 January 2012

This is the sort of mess that I thought would happen when the buildings were sold off. It really is such a stupid move that makes it very difficult for anybody to buy the whole company.

Now that Saab has failed, and will never be seen again, that someone else owns the land isn't such a bad deal for the area. It means it can be broken up in to smaller factories quicker, and hopefully then employing some of the ex-Saab workers.

As for restarting production for 100 cars, who in their right mind would really want to buy them? They'd have to be *really* cheap!

5 January 2012

Muller selling everything off but the kitchen sink to survive? How ironic would it be if say someone did want to come in on the cheap and build cars in Sweden (the Saabites wet dream) but couldn't because Muller sold the plant!

Just had a look on the Victor Muller appreciation society website (Saabsunited) but no news of this as yet.

5 January 2012

I think Aretha Franklin is singing right about now.

Fat Mama Singing

5 January 2012

If there was no SAAB and JLR content on this web site there would be far less to read

5 January 2012

Can't say i blame them as they have been messed around for the best part of a year.

6 January 2012

[quote evanstim]

I think Aretha Franklin is singing right about now.[/quote] "I say a little prayer for you"?

6 January 2012

[quote ronmcdonald][quote evanstim]

I think Aretha Franklin is singing right about now.[/quote] "I say a little prayer for you"?

[/quote] Song may be irrelevant Ron..... but the fat lady's definitely singing loud for Saab?!

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