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December 16, 2008

On This Day In Automotive History…

Filed under: History — Tags: — blasterhappy @ 3:52 am

December 16, 1949

Swedish carmaker debuts

saab_logo_2000_present_smallA Swedish company by the name of Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget produced its first motorcar. In 1965, the concern changed its name to Saab Aktiebolag, and a few years later simply to Saab. The first Saab automobiles were engineered with the precision of fighter planes–the company’s other main product. Today Saab is known for producing safe, reliable, high-performing vehicles. In 1990, General Motors bought Saab’s car operations, excluding its bus, truck, and military jet businesses. Ten years later, GM acquired the rest of Saab’s automotive operations.

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