Posted by: saabnuts | February 23, 2010

Saab sale by GM to Spyker is finalized!

SAAB Automobile AB purchased by Spyker!

News reports are out – the Saab sale by General Motors to Spyker has been signed and finalized!

Saabs United has some excellent coverage of the event, including photos here. Saab History is carrying the fantastic news too!

Mr. Steven Wade of SaabsUnited.com was present for the event, and is providing coverage from there. Mr. Wade, thank you again and again for all of your efforts… from the bottom of every Saabnut’s hearts!

Some notable quotes include:

  • “The Dutch luxury sports car maker Spyker has finalised the purchase of the Swedish car brand Saab. “The transfer of ownership took place at 4:30 pm on February 23,” Spyker said in a statement.”
  • “This is a happy day for everybody who have got Saab in their hearts, both for me, the employees, the customers and the dealers” Saab CEO Jan Åke Jonssson told reporters at a press conference in Stockholm on Tuesday.”
  • “Prior to the close of the deal Saab exited liquidation and control was reinstated to Jan Åke Jonsson, Saab Automobile’s CEO, and his management team.” (hooray!)
  • “Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars NV said: “We are delighted – Saab’s future is now secure.” He continued: “From today we will be concentrating all of our efforts into reviving Saab and transforming it into a sustainable and profitable company with the confidence to be bold. We will reinforce the emotional experience between Saab drivers and their cars and we will focus on Saab’s historical strengths in the fields of independent thinking, aircraft heritage, ecological performance and motorsport.
  • With a well funded business plan in place we are looking forward to working with Saab’s management on the realization of that plan and bringing exciting new products to our customers. Real Saabs, Saab Saabs
  • This is a great day for Saab employees, dealers and suppliers, and a great day for millions of Saab customers and fans worldwide.”

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