DNA Collectibles is daring the Saab 900 Turbo, the design icon from Trollhättan. The Swiss do it differently than one would expect. Fans of black turbos, the standard color at every Saab meeting, may swallow. Because, the color was forgotten. Instead, eucalyptus green, bronze, red and odoardo gray rule. Colorful and brave - a trip to 1993. And it is already clear which Saab 900 Turbo 16 Airflow could land on my desk.
Saab 900 Turbo 16 Airflow
The Airflow Kit was the ultimate upgrade for the Saab 900 Turbo 16. I only knew a few 900 that were completely upgraded with it at the time. Maybe it was too expensive, too flashy. Another object of desire were the 16 ″ rims that Saab sold for a lot of money. The largest rim dimension for which the factory gave its blessing. Back then, almost 30 years ago.
The first pictures show the pre-series of the miniature in 1:18 scale, which is to be delivered in the 3rd quarter of 2022. They are very promising and present a 900 Turbo 16 in full regalia, including a large rear spoiler and the air vents that are attached to the C-pillar. Stingy with pictures of the interior DNA Collectibles still, but beyond the eucalyptus-green variant, all other models seem to be coming onto the market with a gray-black interior.
Colorful and brave
It is brave to forego the common color black on the one hand and to offer 4 color variants on the other. That could overwhelm the group of collectors, who are naturally limited. It is also interesting to see how DNA distributes the circulation. The color eucalyptus green is planned with 499 pieces, the highest number. Back when the 900 rolled off the production line, the color was very popular.
Is it still today?
The Saab 900 Turbo 16 Airflow in red is manufactured in 399 units, Odoardo gray and bronze are limited to 249 model cars. These two color variants would be my tip for model car collectors. The smaller the circulation, the higher the long-term collection value.
The Pre-order phase is open, prices have risen as announced by DNA Collectibles. You now have to pay around € 160,00 for a miniature. That too is brave. This mutates the miniatures into objects for lovers with a certain exclusivity. But driving a Saab was also an exclusive pleasure at all times.