A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 28, 2013
Swedish Automobile Always Broken (Saab backronymic nickname)

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Wikipedia: Saab Automobile
Saab Automobile AB /ˈsɑːb/ is a Swedish premium car manufacturer. It was formed in 1945 when Saab AB, “Svenska Aeroplan AB (aktiebolaget)” (English: Swedish Aeroplane Corporation), a Swedish aerospace and defence company, commenced a project to design a small automobile. The first production model, the Saab 92, was launched in 1949. In 1968 the parent company merged with Scania-Vabis, and ten years later the Saab 900 was launched, in time becoming Saab’s best-selling model. In the mid-1980s the new Saab 9000 model also appeared.
After struggling to avoid insolvency throughout 2011, the company petitioned for bankruptcy following the failure of a Chinese consortium to complete a purchase of the company; the purchase had been blocked by former owner GM, which opposed the transfer of technology and production rights to a Chinese company. On June 13, 2012, it was announced that a newly formed company called National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) had bought Saab Automobile’s bankrupt estate.[7] According to “SAAB United”, the first NEVS SAAB 9-3 drove off its pre-production line on September 19, 2013. Full production is scheduled to start Monday December 2.
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Saab Swedish Automobile — Always Broken
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Automobile Acronyms
12-13-2000, 12:57 PM
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Swedish Automobiles Always Breakdown.
Urban Dictionary
Something Almost Always Broken,
i drive a great 1978 Saab 99!
by Will September 26, 2004
Urban Dictionary
Swedish Automobile Always Broken
My f***ing saab died on me again.
by Stefan February 03, 2005

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