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Saab cars headed to crusher, Trollhättan museum future in doubt

Posted Jan 17th 2012 10:01AM

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The future hopes of Saab seem to have been crushed under the weight of insolvency, and that's going to translate into reality as about 100 Saab cars are cubed up into scrap metal crutons. Unconfirmed rumors suggest that the vehicular carnage will ensue over the next 48 hours as the death rattle from Trollhättan gets ever louder.

Why squish a bunch of orphan cars? Autocar reports that the move is part of the receivership process. Headed for the gallows are cars finished before the money completely dried up, including some 9-4X crossovers and pre-production 9-5 Estates.

While the Saab museum is currently closed and facing an unclear future, a single 9-5 Estate is being kept around for later exhibition. Even in the land of the midnight sun, and despite the hopes of so any of the brand's fans, it looks like the last flicker of twilight coming from Saab is nearly extinguished.

News Source: Autocar

Image Credit: Olivier Morin/ AFP / Getty

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