Despite falling victim to Saab’s bankruptcy, the Saab Museum has been saved by Trollhatten City, Saab AB and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Memorial Fund.
When we reported that the Saab Museum – and all its cars – was up for sale last week to try and bring in a few coppers to fill the black hole that is the Bankrupt Saab’s finances, it looked as if the historic collec tion – which includes the very first Ursaab – was destined to be broken up.
The fate of the Saab Museum seemed to be to be scattered to the four corners of the globe as each car was sold to the highest bidder, but it’s been revealed that the entire collection - including the Museum building - has been saved for the Swedish nation.
Trollhatten City – which said last year it would save the museum if necessary, but then changed its mind - has secured the Museum with the help of Saab AB and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Memorial Fund.
Saab AB is nothing to do with Saab cars, but is the Defence company sharing the same roots and using the same logo, and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Memorial Fund is a charitable trust set up by Sweden’s most famous banking dynasty, the Wallenbergs, who have invested much of their wealth, accumulated over almost 300 years, in to charitable foundations.
Finally, some good news for Saab fans.