There are automotive moments that you don't forget. When I saw the first new Saab 9-3 Cabriolets on a transport coming from Austria on the autobahn, I thought to myself, what a beautiful, new Saab! The spontaneous enthusiasm culminated in the purchase contract for an Aero Cabriolet. It is another matter that the misery would follow suit.
Saab 9-3 Aero Cabriolet (2005)
Long awaited, the Swiss supplier DNA Collectibles is relaunching the Saab 9-3 Aero Cabriolet. As usual, this time it comes in a scale of 1:18 and in three colors. A risk that you can take with the 9-5 Aero received for the first time. Probably the plan worked, otherwise you wouldn't go down this path a second time.
The open Saab, which is in Austria Magna is produced in the cult colors Lime-Yellow, Black and Chili-Red Metallic. The edition is limited to 299 pieces each, only 399 pieces of the Lime-Yellow version are available. The first pictures have been published, they show the miniature in the prototype stage.
With the 2005 model year, DNA Collectibles is venturing into difficult terrain. The button war is still raging in the cockpit of the Saab, a challenge for the model builder. Because what looks great in the original must first be implemented on a small scale. High-resolution images show us promising pre-series miniatures, with many small buttons in the cockpit, on their way to perfection. Some things will still have to be fine-tuned, but basically what can be discovered is already popular today.
Many other details, such as the aero rims and the aero trim of the body, are already shown very well. The convertible top is of course particularly attractive. It will be exciting to see how the manufacturer has solved this in detail.
Unfortunately, the anticipation for the collectors goes hand in hand with a long wait. If you can still find a place in your showcase for the open Saab, you have to be able to wait. The miniatures will not be available until the 1st quarter of 2022. It is comforting that DNA usually uses the waiting time to refine and mature the models in detail.
Pre-order you can get your dream Saab in 1:18 scale today. Because each model is numbered and the edition is only on a small scale, the Saab 9-3 Aero Cabriolet (2005) is a miniature with collector's value.
Perhaps the question still arises as to which body color to choose? 16 years ago, Saab saw lime yellow as the new cult color and the successor to the Monte Carlo yellow. The idea hadn't really caught on, maybe the buyers lacked the courage? But for the showcase it would be the splash of color that one had always been looking for.