Saabs used by key characters in TV programs
A second hand Saab has become the choice of several TV producers recently. Probably because the days of car maufacturers offering their latest models free have long gone. Here are the latest Saabs 'as seen on TV' in starring roles.
Deadline (April 22)
This Channel 5 drama has the main characters driving around in a 55 reg 9-3 Tid. Photo to follow
The psychiatrist in The Girl Before: C900
A Saab 9-5 NG stars in Christopher Nolan’s new film, Tenet.
Christopher Nolan’s new film, Tenet, features a Saab 9-5 NG in a thrilling car chase
Oscar Nominated 2022!
Drive My Car (Japanese: ドライブ・マイ・カー, Hepburn: Doraibu mai kā) is a 2021 Japanese drama film co-written and directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, based on the short story of the same name by Haruki Murakami from his 2014 short story collection Men Without Women. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. At Cannes, it won the Best Screenplay, the FIPRESCI Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. (From wikipedia)
For those who missed it, or want to see it again, check out this YouTube clip of the Top Gear tribute from Top Gear in February 2012. Come along to the National Rally at Wicksteed Park to see the cars used by Top Gear close up!
Here are a few shots taken during the filming of the Top Gear tribute to Saab, first shown on Sunday Feb 26.
Firstly, getting up-close and personal with Ken Dover's 92B. This was its second appearance on Top Gear, the first was with Quentin Wilson back in the 90s.
Next up, the Chairman's 1971 Sonett III, headlamps about to pop up...
What was so interesting about Ellie's back end??
TG film crew hack is a Range Rover
John Ransley's immaculate C900 Convertible. The car that kicked off the whole 4 seater convertible thing back in the mid-80s...
Julie Matthews' 9-3 meets Jezza and James. This is definitely NOT a Vauxhall Cavalier...
The film crew get to grips with THAT 99 Turbo:
And then it's the turn of the Chairman's 2010 9-5. So much more than an Insignia...
Little & Large...who would have considered a C900 to be a small car in 1979? Nice set of Aero alloys on the 900 though...