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The Saabs of Sturgis: Establishing America’s Saab Heritage Car Museum USA

Posted November 21, 2017 10:00 AM by dstrohl
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There have always been fine private collections of Saabs in the USA, but as far as we know–unlike in this automaker’s home country–there’s never before been a large-scale American museum, open to the public, whose core mission involves the preservation and display of Saab cars. Noted Saab collector and racer Tom Donney is in the process of changing that, with important help from key players in the Saab USA world.

Tom and his wife Patti, who are proprietors of Iowa’s Fort Dodge Transmission, have been collecting these Swedish cars for decades, and came to own a large number of Saabs that cover the entire production range, from the 92 to the New-Generation 9-5. They now have the majority of the beautifully restored cars that were once part of General Motors’ Saab USA Heritage Collection, along with their own Saabs, and the Donneys have established the 501(c)(3) non-profit Saab Heritage Car Museum USA.

There is no future for Saab, but its past is well-recognized.

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11/22/2017 10:51 AM

I've never even known anybody that owned a Saab....

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11/22/2017 11:16 AM

Don't get around much, eh?

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11/22/2017 12:03 PM

I didn't say I've never seen one..... well.....might 'ave been a volvo...

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11/22/2017 2:49 PM

You don't know me, and I too didn't own a SAAB, but my father did. In fact, he owned two Model 96's: First one with the 3-cylinder two-stoke engine and then later one with the Ford V-4 "industrial street-sweeper" engine.

You should've seen the looks on gas station attendants when Dad poured oil into the gas tank of the first one with the 3-cylinder two-stroke engine when he bought gasoline.

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11/22/2017 5:09 PM

Hey found a nice one for just $3k

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