The plan, organized by a group of Saab loyalists at SaabsUnited, was to raise enough money so that the final 9-3 could be purchased and then donated to the official Saab Museum in Trollhattan, Sweden.
Today, we can gladly report that enough money to purchase the car, a 2012 Saab 9-3 Griffin Aero sedan similar to the one pictured, has been raised.
The list price for the car in Sweden is approximately $48,672, though generous Saab fans from all over the globe have donated more than was required.
The additional funds will be donated to the Saab Museum along with the last 9-3, which is still at the Saab factory in Sweden and is expected to be completed later this month. Everyone that donated funds to help save it will have their name printed on a board that will sit next to the car.
With Saab officially bankrupt and receivers still looking for bids on any remaining assets, activity at the automaker’s main facilities in Sweden is winding down and the last orders, including the last 9-3, are being completed. Upon hearing of the news, Victor Muller, the boss of Saab’s former parent company and the man that fought long and hard to keep the brand alive, said the following:
Such good news that you managed to fund the purchase of the last Saab to be built (for the time being that is) with the help of so many enthusiasts. It proves again what a loyal and dedicated following our brand has and I am convinced this support will continue in the future.