Fans of the bankrupt Swedish car maker Saab will be pleased to hear of a unique opportunity to buy a number of rare Saabs when they come up for auction in December, including the very last 9-5 ever made by the defunct firm.
Included in the sale are a number of models that have never been available for sale. A total of 68 Saabs will go under the hammer on December 15 and 16.
Highlights from the auction will include two examples of 9-3 Cabriolet Independence Edition, built to celebrate Saab's first year as an independent car manufacturer. A total of 366 examples were meant to be built but ironically, production was halted after just 38 models had been completed due to bankruptcy.
Also available will be 18 examples of new 9-5 SportCombis. Just 30 were produced in total, but none of them ever made it to market. Also failing to make it to market but included in the sale are 29 examples of the new 9-5 Sedan 2012, which includes the very last 9-5 to be completed at the Trollhättan factory.Saab's SUV, the 9-4X, will also be available.
Amongst the 10 examples in the auction will be chassis number 1, built for the European market. Three existing Saab 9-3 SportCombis are included along with ex-CEO Victor Muller's company car. The 9-5 Aero V6 had 300hp and an automatic gearbox fitted.
Anyone interested in this unique opportunity to buy a piece of automotive history should register the interest at the KVD Kvarndammen website (http://www.kvdauctions.com) but it's worth pointing out that some of the cars cannot be driven on the road or will need completing or registering. The condition of each car can be found on the website.