On Saturday, the 25 called. Techno-Classica, and we used the huge vintage car show to go on our first major tour with our Silver Aero project. Sometimes the journey is the destination, and the journey in Saab was fun. In Essen waited a colorful shows many, sometimes high-priced vintage cars.
The perceived amount of classic Porsche 911 is getting bigger every year at vintage car shows and prices are rising, going up and up. Porsche rocks the scene, and perhaps it is also the topic that money at any price seeking a form of investment, which would also explain the ever increasing price level. But we have arrived to meet old and new friends and to talk about petrol. And of course, to look for our Swedish favorite brand.
Saab, to say it straight away, hardly ever took place. Okay, there's the 1. German Saab Club, whose members have kept the brand flag adamant for years. The visit to the club stand in hall 9.1 was also a must. This year, a Saab 99 Combi Coupe and a sonnet were presented at the 70 years design showroom. The WAZ also visited the club stand and one Report written.
A surprising Saab presence we found one floor down. A beautiful Saab 96 from the collection of Josef Zabel decorated the booth of the Swedish company Triboron, The Swedes develop and distribute biologically fully degradable engine additives, and it's a story with Saab background. Shortly before the fair, the German brochures and the website were completed, the German distribution is the responsibility of absolute Saab fans. No wonder that brand fans stopped by at the booth during our visit. We'll talk more about Triboron later.
And otherwise? The outdoor area is said to have a Saab 900 for sale and somewhere the Saab 96 the vintage car market. That should have been it. It was interesting anyway! Many brand stands were designed by the clubs with much love, the Wartburg friends, for example, had built a rally route. And the prices, even for everyday classics, are still on the rise. At least if you follow the price ideas on the stands. A Citroen 2 CV Charleston should cost just under 20.000 € in the new car condition and a slightly adored Ford Granada just under 10.000 €. I think we still have a lot to learn.