Motorsport was once very important to Saab. The in-house rally department made a final contribution with the 99 Turbo. With a turbocharged 16-valve engine, Saab competed against the Lancia Stratos and the Porsche 911. 1980 was over, the commitment had become priceless. Before that, however, Stig Blomqvist and Björn Cederberg let the Turbo fly through Swedish forests again.
With the 99 Turbo, Trofeu sets a small monument to the two brave Swedes in 1:43 scale. The 99 Saab 1979 Turbo won the Rally Sweden. In the following year Blomqvist competed again with the 99 Turbo, took 2nd place, the next year it was only enough for 5th place. Then he switched to Audi, where with Quattro drive and factory support it was again enough to get first places.
Trofeu has launched some variants of the Saab 99 in recent years. Including many rally models, but also civil versions of the 99. On the 96, too, you work your way back and forth, preferably on the sport versions of various rally events.
A delivery date for the Saab 99 Turbo from Blomqvist and Cederberg has not yet been set. The miniature (Trofeu number DSN 04) can already be pre-ordered. The prices of the model car are, typically at Trofeu, not very cheap and should level off around € 80,00.
This is not really expensive, because earlier, no longer produced versions, achieve real fan prices and are traded with a surcharge of a few € 100.
Innovations from the rally department quickly flowed into series production at Saab. The manufacturer has created a cinematic story of the legendary, flying trolls on its own monument set. 40 minutes full of Saab rally legends are in ours Film archive accessible.