All 123 Cars Being Liquidated From Saab's Museum

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There's an estate sale going on in Trollhättan, Sweden. Saab is dead and now they're selling off the 123 vehicles in the Saab Museum. Here's the full list of cars, and the 20 coolest ones you should keep your eye on.

Saab started out as a small, strange carmaker run by engineers always willing to test out a new idea and build a new prototype. That means their museum is full of little automotive oddities like electric postal vans, plastic sportsters and canopy-roof concept cars. On top of that, Saab had a strong tradition of taking their production cars rallying, so there are tons of racecars all the way through the 1980s.

It's a toss-up for the star of the show. The last bastion of Swedish minimalist awesomeness to come out of Saab was the Aero X concept, at least barring last year's controversial PhoeniX, which is curiously not for sale. The Aero X is part of the museum auction, so you could pick it up all its slidng-roof, biofuelled, Opel-engined gloriousness on its own, or as part of the whole museum if you're feeling bullish.

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The history buffs out there will have their eyes set on one car and one car only, and it will be the 1946-1947 UrSaab. This first car is where Saab began, and with humble origins, at that. The 18 horsepower comes from a German-sourced DKW two-stroke engine, but that engine is wrapped up in an awesomely aerodynamic shell, as efficient as anything built at that time.

If you happen to be a wealthy Swedish engineer with a taste for amazing old cars (and we know for a fact there is at least one Jalopnik reader who is), you should check out the fine print of the sale on the official .pdf document. For everyone else who is contemplating an extremely low-mileage addition to their garage, or just lusts after odd old Saabs, you can see the full list of vehicles below. Here are our top 20:

Jalopnik's Top 20

1946-47 UrSaab The first Saab prototype, with a 2 cylinder, 2-stroke German DKW engine and only 18 horsepower.

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1952 Saab 92 rally replica A replica of Greta Molander's 1952 rally car, with which she won the Ladies Cup at Monte Carlo.


1956 Saab 94 Sonett This is the first Sonett. It weighs 1100 pounds and sports a GT750, 57.5 horsepower engine.

1957 Saab 93 rally replica A replica of Eric Carlsson's 1957 rally car. He raced this replica in the 2010 Mille Miglia with Victor Muller. It has a 750cc engine putting out about 50 horsepower.


1959 Saab 93 "Monster" A light-weight Saab 93 with two 748cc engines mounted together into a two-stroke six with over 100 horsepower.

1960 Saab Formula Junior No.1

1960 Saab Formula Junior No.2

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1965 "Catherina" A personal project of Saab's designer, Sixten Sason, to build an experimental sports car.

1965 Saab MFI 13 Built by a pair of aircraft designers independent of Saab, this coachbuilt prototype was adopted by Saab and made into the basis for the Sonett II.


1966 Saab 99 Toad The last remaining prototype for the Saab 99, based on a widened Saab 96.

1967 Saab 96 Monte Carlo V4 previously owned by Prince Bertil of Sweden

1967 Saab 96 V4 rally car Driven by Erik Carlsson in the 1970 Baja 1000. It has a 1.5 liter, 150 horsepower engine.


1974 Saab 98 Prototype Built on a Saab 95a chassis.

1976 Saab-Scania Electric Postal Van

1977 Saab 99 Multikaross prototype camping van

1984 Saab 900 EV-1 A 2+2 wedge concept car with a composite body and a 285 horsepower turbocharged engine.


1988 Saab 9000 T16 Joystick prototype It has a joystick to replace the steering, brakes, and accelerator. More info at SaabsUnited

2001 Saab 9X concept car

2003 Saab 9-3X concept car

2006 Saab Aero X concept car

The other 103 vehicles

1950 Saab 92
1950 Saab 92
1951 Saab 92

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1956 Saab 92b
1956 Saab 93a rally replica
1956 Saab 94 Sonett
1958 Saab 93 GT 750
1959 Saab 93a Wagon
1960 Saab 93 F
1961 Saab 95 Wagon rally service car
1964 Saab 96
1964 Saab 96 Sport
1966 Saab 96
1966 Saab 96
1966 Saab 96 Monte Carlo 850
1966 Saab 97 Sonett 2-T rally replica A replica of the car that competed in the 1966 Coupe Des Alpes
1966 Saab 99 Prototype badged as a Daihatsu to throw off spying journalists
1967 Saab 96 Monte Carlo V4
1967 Saab 97 Sonett 2-T
1967 Saab Husvagn caravan
1968 Saab 99 perhaps the first series 99 built
1969 Saab 99
1969 Saab 99
1970 Saab 96 V4
1970 Saab 97 Sonett III
1971 Saab 99 Kombi prototype
1972 Saab 99 Longnose Built to take a V8 engine
1973 Saab 99 CC Coupe Combi Prototype
1973 Saab 99 L
1974 Saab 96 V4 rally car raced in Sweden in 1976
1974 Saab 97 Sonett III
1974 Saab 99 EMS rally car
1975 Saab 99 EMS 16V rally car
1976 Saab 99 CC featured in the film "Such is Life" by Colin Nuttley
1976 Saab 99 EMS
1977 Saab 99 EMS 16V mid-restoration
1977 Saab 99 Turbo
1977 Saab 99 Turbo rally car
1978 Saab 95 V4
1978 Saab 99 Turbo
1979 Saab 900 GLE
1979 Saab 99 Turbo bulletproof
1980 Saab 900 "Safari" wagon prototype
1980 Saab 900 Turbo Sedan prototype
1980 Saab 96 V4
1981 Saab 900 Turbo "Silver Beast" James Bond car
1981 Saab 900 Turbo Cabriolet prototype
1982 Saab 9000 prototype with 900 bodywork
1983 Saab 900 Cabriolet prototype built by American Sunroof Co.
1984 Saab 900 Rallycross
1984 Saab 99
1985 Saab 9000 T16
1985 Saab 9000 T16
1986 Saab 900 Aero
1986 Saab 900 Cabriolet
1987 Saab 90
1987 Saab 9000 T16 Talladega 1
1987 Saab 9000 T16 Talladega 2 (pictures are of Talladega 1)
1988 Saab 9000 CD
1989 Saab 9000 "Solstad" three-axle flatbed truck
1989 Saab 9000 CS Six-Door Limousine
1992 Saab 900 Cabriolet
1992 Saab 9000 CD Group N rally car
1992 Saab 9000 CS
1992 Saab 9000 CS 4WD prototype
1992 Saab 9000 Ecosport
1993 Saab 900 Aero T16s
1994 Saab 900 Cabriolet No.1
1994 Saab 900 Sensonic electric clutch manual
1994 Saab 900 V6
1995 Saab 900 Cabriolet test vehicle
1996 Saab 900 "SVO" Viggen prototype
1996 Saab 9000 Aero
1997 Saab 900 Talladega Challenge car
1998 Saab 9000 CSE
1998 Saab 9-5 No.1
1999 Saab 9-3 Viggen test vehicle
1999 Saab 9-5 Kombi Salomon car
1999 Saab 9-5 VEPS variable compression prototype
2001 Heco 2000 BX trailer
2002 Saab 9-3 Aero
2002 Saab 9-5 Aero Kombi Salomon car
2003 Saab 9-3 Aero Cabriolet
2003 Saab 9-3 Cabriolet No.1
2003 Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan No. 1
2004 Saab 9-2X
2004 Saab 9-3X Sporthatch concept car
2005 Saab 9-7X
2006 Cadillac BLS
2006 Saab 9-3 Cabriolet "Anniversary"
2006 Saab 9-3 Cabriolet Biopower concept car
2006 Saab 9-3 Sport Combi 4 millionth Saab built
2007 Saab 9-5 Biopower E100 concept car
2007 Saab 9-6X concept 3D based on a Subaru Tribeca
2007 Saab 9-6X concept 5D based on a Subaru Tribeca
2008 Saab 9-3 Sport Combi Turbo X
2008 Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan Turbo X
2008 Saab 9-4X concept car
2008 Saab 9-X BioHybrid concept
2008 Saab 9-X Convertible concept
2010 Saab 9-3 Cabriolet
2010 Saab 9-5 E85 Kombi comes with fixie(?)
2010 Saab 95 No.1

Photo Credits: Phil LaCombe (main image), Phil LaCombe (UrSaab), Fredrik Matheson (Sonett IIs) , Fredrik Matheson (Sason), Saab Club Netherlands (96 rally car)

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Raphael Orlove

In the spirit of full disclosure, I am not deeply saddened by the death of Saab. Time passed them by decades ago. The world has not been cut out for them for a long, long time. That said, their old FWD rally cars were pretty fantastic.