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- In 1989, GM acquired a 50% stake in Saab Automobile and spurred the launch
of the new 900 in 1993, followed by the new Saab 9-3 and 9-5 in 1999. In 2000,
GM purchased the remaining Saab shares, turning the company into a subsidiary
of GM. The purchase yielded the first sport sedan version of the 9-3. GM sold
Saab in 2010 to the Dutch manufacturer Spyker, but Saab eventually went into
administration, the Swedish equivalent to America's Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Saab was finally sold to NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) in 2012 with
plans to make electric Saabs in 2013/2014. Saab Automobile Parts AB was not
included in the deal and was taken over by the Swedish National Debt Office,
the Swedish government's central financial manager. Saab Automobile Parts AB
is now owned by the Swedish government.
SHOPS WE KNOW AND LIKE
The South Coast
- the Swedish Auto Factory -
http://www.swedishautofactory.com/ . Paul and Dan are a premier Saab fix
it for all levels of Saabs. Dan is the go to guy for parts you can not find.
He will also sell your Saab collection if the garage needs a cleaning. SAF has
been actively involved in the club for decades and Paul still races sonetts.
- B & B Saab - http://www.bbsaab.com/ .
Also, historical club supporters, "B&B Saab is the
Bay Area's oldest Saab authorized repair center. While Saab is no longer
manufacturing new vehicles, we will continue to provide service, parts and
body collision support to our clients as we have done for 40 years. We have
the expertise, training and tools to repair any Saab you may have."
- Dirito Bros Saab Walnut Creek -
http://www.diritosaab.com/service/index.htm - Dirito continues to service
Saabs and are among the nicest dealerships the club has dealt with.
- Replay Saab -1014 Carleton St Berkeley, CA 94710. (510) 540-1120
- Planet Saab - 45 Dore St San Francisco, CA 94103. (415) 552-7222
- Jonsson's - 111E 20th Ave San Mateo CA, (650) 349-3606
- email your favorite Saab shop.
- The best yard for Saabs and Volvo when you need a part right away is in
http://www.vandsautodismantlers.com/ . They don't have any V4 parts (or
P1800 Volvos either for that matter) but starting with 900s, they can get you
what you need. An interesting yard to walk through: you can see why Volvo has
the best safety record.
- There is an AMAZING amount of 900s up in the local Pick N Pulls
http://www.picknpull.com/ . The Saabs
are largely unpicked and I have seen lots of good interiors, rare wheels, and
more. I remember when they expanded from their first yard in E Palo Alto - now
they have their inventory on line. You can't call to see what is already
picked from the cars or what color they are. If you are not a wrenching type
of club member, there are guys with buckets of tools at the entrances that
will pull your part for you for $$$.
- Don Levesque (email@example.com
) has a lot of used / new / fabricated parts. Easy to work with and fairly
active on the Saabnet.
- Mark Ashcraft - nice guy and good stuff
Ashcraft Saab V4 Parts and Restoration
247 E. Barnett Rd. suite 105
Medford, OR 97501-7933
- I think Jack Lawrence (MSS, Jamestown,
NY) and Ashcraft are good for modified / standard parts for
the V4. Both have machine shop capabilities which makes things quite easy as a
one stop shop.