The proceeds will benefit research within sustainable mobility.
In June earlier this year, initial news of the auction was released at the Saab Car Museum Festival in Trollhättan, Sweden, which created a major buzz among Saab fans worldwide. Now it is announced that the last Saab will be auctioned via Bilweb Auctions in October.
In addition to getting
ownership of the coveted last new Saab, the buyer will be invited to an exclusive
visit to the NEVS factory, including the electric car company’s development
labs and technical departments. The day ends with a full tour of the very rare
collection of cars in the Saab Museum. Hotel and lunch are included in the
The proceeds of the auction
will be donated to The NEVS Sustainable Mobility Scholarship. A fund set up by
NEVS to promote research within sharing economy and smart mobility acceptance
at University West in Sweden.
The fund will be awarded to
individuals making significant efforts to pave the way for future mobility
solutions – ranging from electric car technologies and sharing economies to
initiatives for self-driving cars.
“I’m pleased that the very
last petrol-driven car from Saab will contribute to the transition to more
sustainable transportation”, says Stefan Tilk, Vice President, NEVS.
“It is exciting that this
collaboration with NEVS is happening. University West in Trollhättan
prioritizes the work with Agenda 2030 and is always trying to maximize our community
impact with focus on sustainability. This initiative is right on target”, says
Martin Hellström, principal, University West.
The story behind the last new Saab
Initially, the production of
Saab was halted in 2011. But between 2013 and 2014, electric car company NEVS –
the buyer of the bankrupt Swedish automaker – relaunched production in the
original Saab factory. The last batch of cars comprised of 420
The car now being auctioned
out is a Saab 9-3 MY14 Silver 2.0T Automaticwith only
approximately 40 miles on the odometer. It was set aside from the production
line to undergo a development test that was never carried out. Subsequently, it
was used as a reference vehicle during the limited production run.
When production stopped in May
2014 the car was parked in the NEVS factory, in the event that petrol car
production might resume. So, while all other Saab 9-3 were sold to customers in
different installments, this reference car remained untouched for almost 5
Additional information and
bidder registration is available at https://bilwebauctions.se/
The last new Saab
Saab 9-3 MY14
Number of seats:
5, beige leather, dark details
2,0 Turbo4, hp 220
approx. 70 km