Trollhättan production line makes history, despite threat of closure
12 January 2010

The first Saab convertible to be built in Sweden has rolled off the production line in Trollhättan today - even though rumours suggest the car maker's fate may be decided within 48 hours.

All previous Saab convertibles have been built outside of Sweden, first at Valmet Automotive in Uusikaupunki, Finland and latterly at the Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria.

See the first Saab 9-3 convertible off the Swedish production line

However, during 2009, the decision was made to concentrate all Saab car production in Sweden and as a result the Saab 9-3 convertible is now being built alongside the current 9-3 and 9-5 models, plus the next generation 9-5.

GM says talks regarding the sale of Saab are 'ongoing', with reports suggesting Spyker and Genii Capital have been told to make improved offers for the brand or it will be closed down.

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12 January 2010

Could be quite a collectors item if it becomes the first, and one of the last.

12 January 2010

I wonder if they can make 93 of them? before GM kill them

12 January 2010

Well they had an hour off in the protest today, so yeah, 93 was possibly the amount of cars SAAB built today.

TBH I always wondered why Magna built the Convertible when Trollhättan had the capacity to build it all along?

12 January 2010

I am looking forward to the DVD boxset of Saab. Like Dallas but real.

13 January 2010

LOL.... that's quite amusing Cheltenhampshire. : D

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