The Saab dream car as a miniature

The 9-5 NG sportswear remains a dream for most readers. Unreachable, already on the basis of the very manageable quantities. A handpicked audience has the original in the garage, for all the others there is now the miniature of DNA. This and other news from the scene are our topics today.

Beautiful interior, navigation from MY 2011
Beautiful interior, navigation from MY 2011

Dream Car: Saab 9-5 NG SC from DNA Collectibles

Im December we had presented the miniature of DNA on the blog. The pictures of the prototype gave rise to slight criticism. Meanwhile the model car is orderable, and its execution seems to correspond to the price range. The current pictures suggest a change to the radiator grille, and the center console pleases better. A small mistake has crept in anyway.

The navigation shows the Saab logo with the griffin and thus corresponds to the model year 2011. But since all 9-5 NG sportswear came from the following model year, only the Saab logo should be visible. Grouching at a high level, which should make the model no less attractive. Because many other details are lovingly solved and correspond to the original.

Currently offers DNA Collectibles limited to 320 units sports suit bundled with the 9-3 Viggen Cabriolet. Buyers then save 10%, the price is always plus local taxes and any applicable duties. Because the shipping of the Swiss comes as the production of Resin model from China.

Mark: Dates in May!

Two Saab dates that should not be missed if possible take place in May. Already to the 4. Edition invites the Stammtisch Schleswig-Holstein / Hamburg on 4. May for a meeting at the legendary oldtimer petrol station Brandshof. Not only the local Saab scene meets there, friends of the brand come from further afield. The atmosphere is relaxed friendly, a journey worthwhile!

Also in Osnabrück something is happening! On the 25. May finds the 5. Saab Saturday instead. An event of the Saab friends Osnabrück, on the grounds of the Museum of Industrial Culture. The Saab Saturday is now a fixture in the north, which is growing in popularity from year to year. An appointment is not necessary at both events.

Saab in the press

The current issue is dedicated to Classic car practice the Saab 900 as a long-term car. The 900 of the story is not unknown in the scene. He belongs to Knut Dobberke, who has been feeling "for ages."Forum Car"With emphasis on the Saab 900 operates.

Also the Saab theme is devoted to issue number 4 the Autobild classic, The editorial team has collected all 3 Sonett series and tests the vehicles. Around 8 sides Saab, and therefore just something special, because just all series are discussed and compared.

To buy? The question should not really arise. Print media are not exactly in fashion, especially when it comes to old metal. If you also want to read about Saab tomorrow, you should invest a few euros at the kiosk for your own self-interest. It is well spent money.

19 thoughts too "The Saab dream car as a miniature"

  • Is really a great model. I already own the Aero X from the same manufacturer. Is also very successful. Coming soon is the 9-4X. Since you can already be weak.
    The mentioned articles in the press are very interesting and worth their money.
    Good tip Tom!

  • The attention to detail ...

    ... is almost painful. Is the model about 1: 1 and mobile? The Viggen too?

    Stupid joke but for a much nicer thought. Speaking of pain, the model invites you to dream or provokes grief and loss. Whether the beautifully crafted model - just because it is so good - now more joy or frustration triggers, everyone must make out with himself.

    I'm not over the SAAB-off to the absolute and absolutely incomprehensible bad luck yet. The NG SC was within reach. We were starving thirsty in a desert. We were presented with an oasis of palm trees, water, tea, dates, flatbread, yoghurt sauce and grilled meat on a spit ...

    And then it puffed and the picture was gone, just a mirage, just a reflection of our yearnings in the flickering air over a sun-baked desert sand.

    No, I'm not over it yet and unfortunately I can not put this model down - just because it's so good.
    Less would be more for me. A smaller NG SC (in 1: 87) well hidden somewhere on my sons' H0 model railroad, I'd endure that now, would like to look at it from time to time.
    This model, however, is still too much for me personally ...

  • Hmm, dreams come true Almost at least, because there will never be more. A real shame!

  • The photos of the model are great, and it seems (almost, according to Tom :-)) to be perfect - but I am similar to how Herbert described, the memory and the lack of understanding about the end of Saab are painfully intensified. Like a drill in the wound.

    Maybe DNA will bring out a model of the - unfortunately for the same reasons - much more rare Griffin convertibles?

    Many thanks also for the reference to the Hamburg meeting! I am determined to drive in, although we return to HH from the 1.000 km distance the night before. The first big test for my recently acquired blue SportCombi sister of the convertible.

    Are youngtimers, ie 12 Griffin convertibles, welcome at the gas station? 🙂 Or just classic cars?

    • On the site itself only the classics, since the organizers are consistent. I park every time "outside", which is not a problem. Space is enough there.

      • Great, thank you for the quick info! 🙂

        • Yes, I already bought both books. It's really worth it. I'm curious how the SAAB 900 II in the reader's choice in the Motor Klassik has cut off.

  • The 9-5 II as a combo was available in 1: 43 for two years in the series "The Saab Cars in the Museum". Unfortunately, this model is no longer available, at least for my source of supply, there are only 10 models listed ( In the past there were different models up to 35.
    The detail quality and reproduction accuracy is a class better on these models than on the expensive NEO models.


  • Have 27 models of this series, including the 9-5 station wagon. Unfortunately I did not catch the limits of the 9-5 NG anymore. But there are also a few unusual models, which were not available anywhere else, to the Saabo, the caravan.

    • The topic (SAAB and camping) fascinates me somehow ...

      The motorhomes, caravans and even the essays for the 900 are incredibly charming and time-gone. Cozy, frugal and close to nature ...

      Even almost unknown to many SAAB enthusiasts. More for the forest than for the road thought. For breakfast blueberries and wild strawberries in milk. Noon mushrooms and who knows what the evening ...

      There were certainly trolls at work.

      • Yes, every time I see a photo of the essays, I am amazed. Just the idea of ​​sleeping on the roof of his Saab, in a lofty height, like in a tree house, blinking once more into the stars, and then the next morning, drowsy and unwashed, but all the more natural, the first fruits directly from the Bush to stuff in the mouth - gorgeous! Very nicely described by you. Incidentally, a British company offers mW a new Ausatzzelt.

          • Thanks for the link, but that does not have much in common with the charm of the older solutions ...
            A roof tent is not SAAB-specific (you can use any car) and I miss the kitchen. Although I have a Swedish Trangia (spirit stove), but replaced at most half a gas flame ...

            In direct comparison to Dachzelt and Trangia, the old SAAB motorhomes and trailers were truly gourmet temples and luxury suites - today they are also a journey through time ...

            If you do not know them, google it. The net contains photos, videos, drawings, brochures and their sight worthwhile. Here was the topic. So I came across it ...

            One of the rare hangers was even advertised here in the SAAB classifieds and the article (Toppola) for the 900 was worth an article, if my memory is not mistaken ...

        • PS

          As beautiful as you describe it, I'm actually brooding ...

          The old SAAB hangers and mobiles are gold dust of the rarest variety anyway. There is hardly a rank.
          For the trailer you would also need a time and historically appropriate towing vehicle (of course, a SAAB) for a coherent overall picture. A Toppola would be completely useless without a suitable vehicle.

          In fact, a roof tent on my SC would be the best and easiest solution. And in the trunk there would be plenty of room for all the utensils of a small outdoor kitchen. They put a flea in my ear. Let's see how that ends ...

          • Yes, that's exactly what I meant, not as a rival or alternative to the no longer available hangers and essays, which of course represent a very special piece of cultural heritage and in my opinion more museum character - with a note somewhere between charming and whimsical. As you correctly say, they are hardly to get anymore and for me they would anyway only for (from the outside) marvelous. The Toppolas and the recently offered, particularly charming egg-shaped pendant would be too antiquated for actual use, perhaps too worthy of protection and also I imagine it is not particularly easy to drive. I would not take the new tent for a three-week trip, but as a spontaneous sleep and to enjoy from the inside - for one or the other night in between, if you just want to stay somewhere where you just like, without that you have to look for a suitable campground first.

            And that this essay for all sorts of car brands fits, but you could understand as sustainability - a Saab is just still timeless, contemporary and modern, and can also be combined with modern camping accessories. I also think that the essay is not from any other bling-bling car brand. For example, you can enhance it to the outside with beautiful Saab, Saabblog and Troll decals ... 🙂

          • They are perfectly right in every single point.
            Thanks again for the link and the good tip.
            As I said, they put a (very romantic) flea in my ear.

            Spontaneously staying at a lake in the north or in the deep forest with your own SAAB
            that definitely has something for itself ...

  • Interesting information about the (still some) available other models, thank you very much. Does anyone know if there are some beautiful models of the younger convertibles or was there (then maybe get something on Ebay)? I have always found only "dead" links to Nirwanha.

    In particular I am interested in the 93 II convertible before the (outer) facelift, ie until MY 2007, and then, if possible as Griffin, that is MY 2012. (I would also be interested in the MY 2008-2011.) Then I would have all the convertibles that I had or even as a model - because the 93 I is in midnight blue (just like my first convertible that I owned) I already stand on the shelf. 🙂

    Did the 12er Anniversary (in orange) actually be a model?

    Oh yes, and then I would need a 2011 93 SportCombi .... 🙂

    • Of course I meant the Independence Cabriolet in Orange. Even better, however, I like the beautiful Sky Blue Edition, of which there was mW yes only a convertible, a sedan and a SC. However, allegedly stood at the auction in Nov./Dec. 2012 two SC in this, I think celestial (sic!) Color for sale - for ridiculous 15.000 Euro! If I had seen that then and not now, years later ... 🙁 Had, always the same with Saab, mourning over missed opportunities in many ways. 🙁

      But the Sky Blue Edition convertible, that would have something! I find it from the outside (I love blue) and inside with the black and white seats (like my black Griffin beauty) but much more beautiful than the Independence in beige-orange. It was indeed one, two years ago, sometimes for sale ... would have. Does anyone know where it ended up? Or is something else known about the Sky Blue Edition? Would be an interesting story ...

  • Yes, such a model would have something, in 1: 43 I thank God already.

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