Saab Car Museum

Sweden – 272 miles (437km) south west of Stockholm

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Åkerssjövägen 18
461 55 Trollhättan

WEB: http://saabcarmuseum.se/
Web language: Swedish and English.
Tel: +46 (0) 520-289442

MUSEUM TYPE
This is a car museum.

OPENING
Tuseday – Sunday 11:00 – 16:00
Check website for national holiday closures.

DESCRIPTION
The Saab Car Museum collections comprise around 120 cars and approximately 70 of them are on show at any one time. The first one, from 1947, was the Saab 92001, which is more commonly known as “Ursaaben”. It has a distinct aerodynamic shape signed by Sixten Sason. Most of the cars have their history on display. The cars are divided into different categories: prototypes, test cars, official cars, company cars, racing cars etc. The Saab Car Museum contains many milestones concerning the 4.4 million or so cars that have been produced over the years. Everything from the Swedish welfare state’s Saab 92 to the Saab 9-4X and Saab 9-5 prestige vehicles. From two-stroke to turbo.

HISTORY
The Saab Car Museum first opened its doors in 1975. The initiator was Albert Trommer, a legendary manager of the activities for visitors at the then Saab-Scania Car division. The first museum premises were somewhat modest. Situated in the cellar, under the old Saab-ANA retailer facility, the museum was not at all easy to find. Many visitors found themselves at Saab’s main gate on Stallbacka where they were given a copy of a map to help them find their way. But it was worth the effort it took to find the museum. All the great cars were there, including the Saab 92001, “Ursaaben”.

The museum was completely re-built in 1997.

When Saab Automobile AB declared bankruptcy on December 19, 2011, the future of the Saab Car Museum and its collections was uncertain, since the museum and its collections were wholly owned by the company. The winning bid for the cars came from a consortium consisting of: the city of Trollhättan, the Saabgroup and also the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg memorial foundation with a bid of SEK 28 million.

The Saab Car Museum is now run by Innovatum AB at the request of the owners and with partial financing from the city of Trollhättan and the Västra Götaland Region.

FACILITIES
The taking of photographs is permitted. There is an on-site restaurant and a shop. There are meeting and conference facilities.

REVIEWS
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017.

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