Koenigsegg's purchase of Saab from GM is going through the final processing stages, and part of the process is deciding which dealerships it will retain and operate. Just as GM has pared down its dealer network, so Koenigsegg is now leaving 81 of the 218 U.S. Saab dealers out in the cold.

The decision is part of the brand's establishment of a new operating company known as Saab Cars North America, which it will use to run Saab's business here in the U.S.

Final closure of the sale isn't expected to take place until November 30, but its necessary to line up the details before that date. The remaining 137 dealers will continue to sell Saab cars, while the 81 rejected dealers will have to close down shortly.

There still remains a slight chance that the sale could fall through, and if it does so, Saab will go the way of Saturn, meaning the closure of all 218 Saab dealers.

Read our previous coverage for the details on Koenigsegg's purchase of Saab, and don't forget to check out what Saab has in store for its next couple of models in the post-GM era.

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