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Saab Automobile AB is the sole car maker in possession of a Royal Warrant from the King of Sweden. Established in 1937, the Swedish company was in fact founded with the primary goal of providing the Swedish Air forces with fighter planes. As the war contracts started to dwindle down, the company realized that its only way to survive the post-war era was to diversify its offering. This was the start of project X9248 or more colloquially project 92. The origin of the name is quite simple, this car design was the next in the production sequence, positioned after the Saab 91, a small training aircraft.
The 1949 Saab 92 that left the assembly line was in fact the fourth Ursaab or original Saab prototype developed. The 92 model was enough of a hit that in 1955 the company gave it a face lift. The result, Saab 93, was the first model decorated with the company’s signature trapezoid front grille and gained a bit of power with its engine going from a two-cylinder to a three-cylinder.
During the next decade, the brand saw success with its Saab 96, another iteration of the 92, as it started to massively export its cars. However, the real victory came with the Saab 99 in 1968. This model was the first model in nineteen years to be awarded with a fully redesigned body. The look was not all that evolved with this model as the company put a lot of innovations and technology that remained with the brand for many years to come. The turbocharged model was also featuring a wrap around windshield, headlight washer and side-impact door beams and set the company for a merger with commercial constructor Scania-Vabis AB.
The early 70’s was marked with the oil crisis and Saab was not spared the hardships experienced by the automobile industry. To revitalize its car lineup, Saab signed a deal with Italian car maker Fiat. From this cooperation came the Saab 9000 akin to the Alfa Romeo 164, the Fiat Chroma and the Lancia Thema, the company’s first high-end model. These models all shared the same Type Four chassis as well as many other parts that could be exchanged between the models.
These efforts did not prove to be enough for the brand and it separated from Scania to form a separated entity where 50% of its shares were sold to GM in 1989. Following this joint venture, Saab launched the new 900 with a relative amount of success but it was not enough to prevent the American to purchase the remaining 50% shares in the company. Further complications arose in 2008 when GM’s operations were severely shaken by the financial crisis. This situation forced the company to put Saab on the market once again.
While the brand’s future is still uncertain, it is well worth the time to invest in you current car. Our state of the art color matching technology will give your Saab the look it had when you first bought it. TouchUpDirect’s Saab touch up paint is available in six sizes, each one ideal to execute the type of repair you need.