It is with genuine remorse that eccentrics, iconoclasts and non-conformists everywhere greet the demise of Saab. The actual end was almost anti-climactic. Saab peaked in 1986 with a little over 46,000 sales. Never a large player in the great scheme of things, the GM years were particularly hard. They saw rebadged Subarus and Chevys and the erosion of Saab’s traditional market (ironically by Subaru and to a lesser extent Audi). Best of luck to the liquidators moving the 2,400 new Saabs still in the pipeline now shorn of warranty and the promise of parts support.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2011/12/21/Saab-story