Saabs historia

1947 - It started with aeroplanes

One June 10th 1947 the aircraft manufacturer Saab – Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget – presented its first car, the Saab 92. On December 12 1949, production began in Trollhättan.

By model year 1956, the Saab 92 had become the Saab 93. The Saab 96 and the Saab 95, the estate car, came in 1960. The Saab V4 came 1966.

1967 - Modern times

On November 22nd 1967 the Saab 99 had its premiere. Sales began in model year 1969, the same year Saab-Scania was established.

1977 - Looking to the future

The Saab 99 Turbo had its premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in september 1977. The Saab 900 was presented in May 1978, and sales started in the autumn as year model 1979. The Saab 900 Turbo 16 Aero (SPG on the US market) came in 1984, with a 16 valve turbo-motor.

Visit Saab Car Museum in Trollhättan

In our exhibition you will find cars from 1947 and up to the latest models, concept cars, rally history and much more.

Welcome to Saab Car Museum and Trollhättan!

The last Saabs

See the last built Saabs of different models, including Saab 96 and Saab 95. Also discover a Saab 9-3 Griffin TTID, the last Saab to roll of the production line in Trollhättan.

Saab Turbo - In the Long Run

In October 1986, three Saab 9000 Turbo started in a test that would break all records in terms of speed. After almost three weeks of constant driving the fastest car had driven 100 000 km and Saab had broken multiple world records. Discover more in the exhibition Saab Turbo – In the Long Run.

Saab's story

Discover the entire story, from beginning to end, decade by decade. Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget were founded in 1937 as an aircraft manufacturer, and when the project Saab 92001 began, the Saab car was born. Saabs were sold all over the world until the bankruptcy in 2011.

Saab's concept cars

Saab presented its first concept car in 1985: Saab EV-1, with solar cells on the roof to keep the car chill while parked in warm areas. The next concept wasn’t shown until 2001: Saab 9X which introduced Saabs coming designs. See these and more concept cars from the 2000’s, for example the award winning Saab Aero-X.

Saab's rally cars

Saab has got more than a thousand rally victories, and a hundred of them were big international competitions. See several of the iconic cars from the big rally competitions with Stig Blomqvist, Erik Carlsson, Per Eklund and more.

Ursaaben - the First Saab

Ursaaben, or Saab 92001 which is the official name, is the first prototype for the series produced Saab 92, Saabs first model. The project began in 1945 in Linköping, Sweden and has been in Saab’s possesion since. Today you can see the 75+ year old car in our exhibition.