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Old 31st March 2015, 05:06 PM
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Default Saab prime movers

I usually go GA GA when looking at trucks, locos, ships and planes. Probably fifteen months ago, I went to Sydney Motorsport Park and marvelled at some of the absolutely beautiful monster trucks - the ones that carry the race cars and all of the teams' equipment.

One particular make of truck I find of interest are the two Saab Prime movers. This is the type I am talking about :



Ever wondered what's behind the fašade, such as bull bar, grille etc. ? I had the opportunity to photograph one the other day. It's amazing just how huge all components are.



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Old 31st March 2015, 07:52 PM
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Far be it from me to be a smart arse but these are Freightliner trucks . Which in turn means US built Daimler trucks. http://daimlertruckssydney-px.rtrk.c...s/freightliner
Saab was car division of Scania/SAAB now just Scania trucks after selling car division to GM in the 90's . Which GM then ran into the ground with neglect. http://www.scania.com.au/trucks/
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GM were no orphans....Ford Built a Jaguar on a Mondeo Chassis and even called it a Jaguar !

Saab was built on an Opel or Vauxhall something or other.

Nothing new in all this.... USA built R. R Cars. Phantoms I think.

Steinway Pianos were Agents for and built the first Mercedes into the USA,
in the early 1900s about 100 examples. One survives at the Mercedes Museum in New Jersey.
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Hi Sean yes they are not alone. But my comment pertains to the Truck not being a SAAB or even a Scania . Its a Freightliner from the US and Daimler .
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GM were no orphans....Ford Built a Jaguar on a Mondeo Chassis and even called it a Jaguar !

Saab was built on an Opel or Vauxhall something or other.

Nothing new in all this.... USA built R. R Cars. Phantoms I think.

Steinway Pianos were Agents for and built the first Mercedes into the USA,
in the early 1900s about 100 examples. One survives at the Mercedes Museum in New Jersey.

Ahem, ahem....
The Americans put together Springwood Ghosts and early Phantoms but the mechanicals all came from the R-R factory in Derby - all the Americans did was to make and dress the body.
GM has managed to kill almost everything it has owned in the last 20 years - it's a rather stupid conglomerate of money men playing at making cars and ending up needing to be bailed out by the US Government.
Ford has not been much better although they did make Jaguars reliable by buying in parts such as airconditioning units from Nippon Denso (Toyota) the same was as Benz has done for many years.
Cars should be made by people who are engineers rather than bean counters and gung-ho middle managers.
Here endeth my rant for today.
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But the real point is the Truck is not a SAAB they never made them .Trucks were Scania. Its not a Volvo or Swedish truck its not even made in Europe. Its a US made Daimler .
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But the real point is the Truck is not a SAAB they never made them .Trucks were Scania. Its not a Volvo or Swedish truck its not even made in Europe. Its a US made Daimler .
10/10. You got it Mr Motec.
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Not being pedantic but correct identification of brand would be nice. Oh in Wollongong at moment seeing relatives.
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Not being pedantic but correct identification of brand would be nice. Oh in Wollongong at moment seeing relatives.
That is not being pedantic; it is being accurate.
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