Unconfirmed, but local, reports from Saab’s Trollhattan HQ say that up to 100 cars will be crushed over the next 48 hours as part of the receivership process. All the cars that had been completed before Saab folded will be cubed, say the sources, including pre-production examples of the Saab 9-5 estate as well as the handful of the Mexican-built 9-4x SUV that found their way to Sweden.
Reports suggest that a single 9-5 estate will be preserved for the Saab museum, whose future is also uncertain. The museum is currently closed, but moves are being made in Trollhattan to preserve it and its contents once the receivership process is over.
Enthusiast website Saabs United are also reporting that a new company has been formed in the UK for the distribution of Saab parts. It will be headed up former Saab UK managing director, Charles Toosey, according to the sources. It is said that there are 190,000 Saabs still on UK roads and that there are also 200 new Saab models still being held in the dealer network by the administrators.