Date: 7 Sep 2004 22:11:35 -0700 From: helge_olsennospamail.com (Helge) Subject: Re: This may real bad news, and truly the end of Saab as we know it.
Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospamcop.net> wrote in message news:<2q60f7FrhggnU1nospamberlin.de>... > On 7 Sep 2004 03:20:18 -0700, Helge <helge_olsennospamail.com> wrote: > > Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospamcop.net> wrote in message news:<2prd4vFmfo9oU1nospamberlin.de>... > >> > >> A Saab built in Japan is not a Saab. A Saab built in Germany _could_ > >> be a Saab, just as the ones built in Norway, Finland, and Belgium are. > > > > Saab has never built any cars in Norway, and not in Belgium either as > > far as I know. > > Belgium I am positive about, and Norway I thought was the source of at least > some of the bodies. Mid 1970's, model 99. I'll check on the Norway part. > I remember that the VIN is structured as 99741012345 for instance, where > it's a model 99, from '74, next digit of 1 is Trollhatten, I think Belgium > was a 4 in that digit. > > Dave Hinz I misunderstood you then. I thought you meant were the cars were assembled. And you are correct that there were assembled cars in Belgium (Mechelen). But I'm certain than there were no cars assembled here in Norway. But as you mention, parts were (are?) made here. For instance the gas tank to the 9000 which was made by a company in my neigbouring town.