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Saab Cars - The Complete Story

By Lance Cole

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ISBN: 9781847973986
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 20/09/2012
PAGES: 272
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280x215 mm
INSIDE: 300 colour photographs

A landmark new history from internationally known Saab aficionado Lance Cole, Saab Cars - The Complete Story offers a detailed insight into the company's story, from the prototype UrSaab in 1947 to the end of production in 2012. It is a fitting tribute to the spirit and ethos of Saab design and engineering.


  • Explains in detail the design and engineering history of Saab's pioneering work in aerodynamics, form, function and safety
  • Investigates the history and founding of Saab, and the roots of its advanced aerodynamic knowledge from the company's origins as an aircraft manufacturer
  • Provides in-depth analysis of Saab's cars and their engineering and design features
  • Profiles key figures in Saab's manufacturing and rallying success
  • Charts the days of the 'Save Saab' campaign and the battle to survive, and the events that led to the company's demise
  • Includes recollections from Saab workers and those on the factory floor
  • Stunning visual coverage of the Saab models, with rare archive images and design sketches

Foreword by Hilton Holloway

RRP: £35.00

Site Price: £28.00

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Latest Reviews
" This handsomely and generously illustrated hardcover is filled with fascinating sidebars, charts and personality profiles; it's a fine overview of one of history's most pioneering and individualistic automakers. If you have a soft spot for the inimitable trolls from Trollhattan, you must have this book on your shelf. "
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Reviewed By: Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car

" This comprehensively researched and lavishly-illustrated book by Lance Cole is a loving tribute to one of Europe's more distinctive and quirky carmakers. The level of knowledge is fantastic, as are the photos. "
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Reviewed By: Practical Classics

" It's a true labour of love. Nearly everything is here, from model development histories to motor sport and fascinating 'might have beens' like the Lamborghini Espada-style four seat Sonett. "
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Reviewed By: Classic Cars

" That it's been a labour of love for Lance shows in the breadth and quality of the writing, as well as the standard of photography - there are some fantastic pictures throughout. Truly an excellent piece of work. "
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Reviewed By: Classic Car Weekly

" Excellent book on Saab by a knowledgable and expert writer. The ultimate book on the Saab car, you need no other books on the marque. The book itself is beautifully made and a bargain at the price. Looking at past books on the Saab it is worth buying as an investment in the s/h market. "
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