The Death of Saab

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Saab, the Swedish automaker born in Trollhättan, Sweden from the jets of Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget, built its first passenger car, the Saab 92001 in 1947. After filing for bankruptcy this weekend, almost 65 years later, it now may never build another quirky car again. Let's take a quick look back at some of the best of our coverage of a brand once cherished and loved by thousands.


Börn From Jets: The Five Greatest Saabs Ever

The marque once known as Svenska Aeroplan AB is dead. After looking at the seven cars that killed the brand, let's take a moment to appreciate what Trollhättan gave the world. More »

The Seven Cars That Killed Saab

Assisted suicide is illegal in Sweden, explaining why Saab, a brand born from jets, died such a slow and painful death at the hands of GM and others. These are the seven vehicles most responsible for killing the Saab brand.More »


What Will Latté-Swilling Liberal Northeasterners Drive Now?

With today's news of Saab's death and Volvo's impending sale to China, what brand is left to fill "English Dept. Faculty Only" parking spaces at liberal institutions of higher ed? More »



Don't buy a Saab

With news that Saab has finally declared bankruptcy and is now as close to being officially börked as it's ever been, many might question whether they should buy one of the more than 1,600 new Saabs for sale at dealerships across the United States. More »



Saab On The Brink: Mr. Smith Sonett Goes To Washington Motown

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. More »




An open letter to General Motors:



a Swede.