Saab saga sashays on: Sale on the cards. Apparently.
Saab is very much loved by many people. Though not loved enough to make consumers nip out and actually buy any cars. This sad state of affairs caused the firm to file for bankruptcy last year after a deal that could save it was kaiboshed by General Motors, who didn't want Chinese automotive manufacturers to get their mitts on the General's particulars.
Anyway, the bankruptcy went through and Saab is officially penniless, though its receivers, Hans Bergqvist and Anne-Marie Pouteaux, have revealed that there are now plenty of offers on the table to buy the firm.
They are reported to have said: "The contacts made so far have been positive and provide real hope that there may be alternatives, and even combinations of solutions that could result in some continued activity and a suitable development of the bankruptcy estate".
Some of the interest has come from a Turkish consortium and Mahindra, the Indian car firm.
However, as wonderful as it would be to see Saab back on the road we all ought to take a step back and realise just how far we have to go – first and foremost General Motors will probably have to approve the sale. Is the General likely to be ok with Mahindra having access to its inner workings? Or will we have to go through this whole debacle over and over again..?