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James Bond's 1981 model of Saab 900 Turbo saved

By: FSWL team
James Bond Saab 900 Turbo saved
Follow up on our previous report about a week ago:
FSWL have now received the good news that all cars in the Saab Museum, including "The Silver Beast", the SAAB 900 Turbo as driven by James Bond in John Gardner's first three novels, will remain in Trollhättan, Sweden.

500 offers from all over the world came in but thanks to the local community, Saab AB (the defence and security company) and a foundation controlled by the Wallenberg family (who used to own the car factory), the museum will be intact.

The entities mentioned paid 28 Million SEK for the entire collection and rescued a piece of Swedish industrial history from being departed all over the world.

This is really good news for all Saab car aficionados, the local people in Trollhättan, and all James Bond fans around the world!

Editor's note:
James Bond drove the Saab 900 Turbo in Licence Renewed (1981), For Special Services (1982), and Icebreaker (1983). All three novels were written by James Bond continuation writer John Gardner.
Visit the official site maintained by John's son Simon Gardner, a dear friend of ours.

Photo above:
John Gardner and fellow author Douglas Rutherford posing with the promotional 1981 Saab 900 Turbo outside Grand Hotel in Stockholm, opposite the Royal Palace. Both were in town for a Crime Writers Conference.

Read the full press release about the rescue of the Saab Museum here:



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