The deal is done, paperwork signed and Dutch supercar maker Spyker has officially saved Saab from the inevitable børking it's already received at the hands of GM, putting an end to Swedish meatballs drowned in tears for the moment. [GM]
No enlightenment about Saab's future moments ago in the press conference officially anointing Ed Whitacre, Jr. as GM CEO. What new news was there in the 15-minute press conference? Whitacre will basically be commuting from Texas to Detroit.
Today, Saab's Swedish board voted to liquidate the brand. No telling if Trollhättan will quirk again, but shortly after everything went to pot, we took a 1972 Saab Sonett to GM's headquarters. Perspective? Yup. Also, that freewheeling clutch is weird.
Today in Detroit a motley crew of Saab enthusiasts gathered in the shadow of GM's corporate headquarters to tell the company one thing: Sell Our Saab. It was cold and snowy and dreary, but also kind of fun.
We've put together this very unofficial poster for today's SaabHistory S.O.S. (Sell Our Saab) rally in downtown Detroit. Let us know in the comments below if you're coming. Don't have a commenter account? Now's a good day to sign up.