Quite a few Saab fans could have been waiting for this miniature. Finally a Saab 9000 comes in 1:18 scale. So far nothing has been found in the larger collector's dimension. The Swiss from DNA Collectibles have been filling a small, fine niche with limited models for some time. The legendary brand from Trollhättan is part of their portfolio, and the 9000 is the latest contribution.
Even the pictures of the prototype show attention to detail and a certain degree of maturity. As usual with the Aero, the famous sports seats are well hit, generations of Saab 9k pilots raved about it. The dashboard is also successful, the Saab has the large sound system, but smaller details still have to be finalized. The exterior design is also well done, and there are at most minor details that could be cause for complaint. But you have to look very carefully and have the original in front of the door.
The 9000 Aero, the top version of the 2nd 9k generation, is an asset for the Saab-savvy collector. Its design comes from the pen of Björn Envall. He modernized the somewhat chubby original version of the CS and gave the first big Saab more presence and stature. The front pushes itself like a wedge in the wind, a particularly popular body shape in the 90s. In contrast to this is the rear end, which Envall took away from the lightness of the original version. A plus in respectability was in the specifications, and Envall and his team met the requirements. The C-pillar is wide and appears indestructible at first glance. It is, too, because the security fanatics from Trollhättan had hidden a roll bar in it. Just in case, because you never know what's coming.
Björn Envall designed the second Saab 9000 generation
The rear end and the newly shaped tailgate are now more mature than the airy, light original model. The rear panel, which extends over the entire width of the vehicle, makes the Saab appear more stately than it actually is. A popular trick used by designers to give a vehicle more visual breadth.
The 9000 was Saab's first premium class entry and was an instant success. 503.087 pieces ran from the belts of the factory at Göta Älv, on April 28.04.1998, 2006 it was over. Björn Envall drew a possible successor with the name in XNUMX Aerospace Logistics, but at that point, sedan hatchbacks no longer had a chance at Saab. GM anticipated more opportunities in the market with notchback sedans.
The Pre-order phase for the 9000 Aero miniature is open. Delivery of the resin model is scheduled to start in June 2020. However, our experience shows that DNA Collectibles does not always meet delivery dates 100% and postpones them until the quality and details are correct. At the Turbo X model there was a delay that is in the collector's interest but also requires understanding.
preorder the limited miniature save 10%, shipping is from the European warehouse of the manufacturer. The customary value added tax is added to the price.