Posted by: saabnuts | June 24, 2012

Saab, a company for the future

Found via, and also uploaded to youtube by SaabWorld, I found this to be a very interesting movie.

The portion of the movie about Saab cars begins around 8 minutes into the video.

Arild of writes:

“we first get a peak inside the engine and transmissions factory in Gothenburg, where they had a capacity of about 30,000 engines and transmissions back in 1959. Each day 100 engines were shipped on one big truck to Trollhättan.”


“Saab was one of few manufacturers which actually built the car bodies themselves. The bodies were made out of extra thick steel for increased safety for the passengers. And believe it or not, the car actually got rust proofing and and was treated with anticorrosive agent!”

and one of the most interesting things I noticed in the movie…

“And yes, it is a man laying on the bonnet of the 96 going through that puddle of water. He is looking through a Plexiglas into the engine compartment to ensure that water doesn’t enter!

Check the first link above to read the full post from Arild.

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