Is there something about Saab that makes some organisations want to reduce it to tiny pieces?
First, General Motors killed off hopes that Saab might be rescued by the Chinese, citing concerns about access to its technology (as if the Chinese couldn’t simply buy a 9-5 and take it to pieces).
Now the official receivers - Hans L Bergqvist and Anne-Marie Pouteaux - have decided to try and sell off the Saab museum in Trollhattan. Worse still, they are accepting individual bids for the 120 vehicles held by the museum.
Even the first ever Saab car - the Ur-Saab - is going under the hammer. To let this car slip from the grip of the people of Trollhattan would be a tragedy.
Worryingly, there’s no news of either a Saab 9-5 estate or 9-4X SUV. An example of each were supposed to be preserved for the museum. Is it possible that not a single example of the extraordinary 9-5 wagon (I first saw a prototype 18 months ago) has been preserved, crushed in the last few days by the steamrolling receivers?
In any case, unless somebody, or a group can get themselves and the funding together, this superb collection of some of the most individual and forward-thinking cars ever made will be scattered to the four winds.