TROLLHATTAN, Sweden -- Some might call it fate, while others might argue that Victor Muller was destined to save Saab from oblivion.
As Muller steers a 1950s Saab 93 around the streets here on a June day, he explains his lifelong fascination with the Saab brand.
Muller is CEO of Spyker Cars NV, the Dutch exotic sports car maker that purchased Saab from General Motors Co. in February.
For the reason behind Muller's obsession with Saab, look no further than the location of his family's house and the vehicles used by some of the employees at his father's business.
When Victor was a boy, the Muller family home was in Amsterdam Old-South. In the middle of the block of houses where he lived was Amsterdam Carriage Co., the Saab importer.
Muller recalls: "When I looked out my bedroom window, I could look through the glass roof where Saabs were unloaded and prepared for delivery. The sound of a two-stroke Saab is the sound of my youth."