IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Saab museum collection to be kept intact

Last week we got reports that the Swedish Debt Enforcement Agency, Kronofogden, had visited the Saab Museum. There the Debt Enforcement Agency put small stickers on the cars and other exhibition objects saying that the cars and objects were assessed by the Debt Enforcement Agency and could not be moved or sold.

When Saab entered reconstruction last week, the job of the Debt Enforcement Agency was halted and Saab's assets, including the museum cars, are safe for the time being. But Saab still needs to find a way to come to agreements with its creditors during the reconstruction, or else the Debt Enforcement Agency will be back at the museum to take the cars.

Head of the museum, Peter Bäckström, tells TTELA that the whole collection of 109 cars, 22 engines and a number of other exhibition objects were assessed. But he is pleased to say that the museum is still open and the visitors can hardly see that the Debt Enforcement Agency has been there. The only evidence is the small stickers.

Picture from TTELA

But maybe most important, the Debt Enforcement Agency has assured Bäckström that if the Debt Enforcement Agency is forced to sell the collection, it will be sold as a whole and not in pieces. Then one can hope that the municipality of Trollhättan, a public museum or maybe a foundation of some sort will buy the collection and keep it intact and in Trollhättan. I guess that is bad news only if you dream about getting your very own Aero-X! ;)