Here it is - the Saab time capsule for model year 2012
We have used the last few days and diligently packed Saab time capsules. Let's start with the 2012 model year, then work our way to the earlier years. It will probably be over in 2008 or 2009. Because then we don't have the necessary brochures.
The time capsule system works like this: we pack as many identical capsules as possible and put them online. There can be various versions of a model year over the course of weeks, some Saab brochures are particularly limited, but others are available in large quantities.
Due to the nature of things, some time capsules will only be available for a very limited time. Unfortunately, it is clear that there will be no more reprints in this world. We have therefore decided to limit the sale of one vintage to just one copy per customer. This enables the largest possible distribution in the scene.
But back to the essentials! To the 2012 model year, which unfortunately never made it onto the road. Nevertheless, there are brochures and price lists in German. For the Saab 9-5 NG sports suit and the Griffin series.
Saab Griffin, model year 2012
The Saab Griffin brochure consists of 12 pages plus 2 double pages. It shows the sports sedan, the convertible, the sports station wagon and the Saab 9-3X. The best evolution of the Saab 9-3 series, of which only a very few were built as a 2011 1/2 model year in Trollhättan. The brochure is German and was printed by Saab Automobile AB in Sweden.
A Saab historical feature are the three price lists of the Griffin series. Carl-Benz-Straße 27, Frankfurt am Main, is indicated in the imprint. It was the last address of the Germany branch after moving out of the Opel campus in Rüsselsheim. The price lists are particularly rare, each containing 12 or 20 pages.
Saab 9-5 sports suit, model year 2012
Unfortunately, the new Saab 9-5 sports suit did not come onto the market either. There is only this one prospectus, which was printed in German, among other languages. It covers 6 pages and gives a last glimpse of what could have been. Like all brochures of the model year, it is also a special feature.
Bonus in the time capsule
As a little bonus, each time capsule comes with a pin with the brand's lettering on it. Saab Automobile would have started to part with the Griffin in 2012, lettering and aircraft would have become more present in the representation.
The 2012 model year time capsule is available now Aero X Club Store accessible. We are now packing capsules for another model year - until our warehouse is empty. Because we need the space on the shelves.
11 thoughts on "Here it is - the Saab time capsule for model year 2012"
What a great package, this first and yet forever youngest time capsule - the new 9-5 SC included ...
Big cinema! Without a happy ending, without an open ending. A tragedy - but this capsule definitely deserves an Oscar.
Definitely a great idea. Question, many of us already have brochures, sometimes up to 100 pieces from Saab. The idea is to also offer empty capsules that you can fill with your own brochures. They could be sorted and presented in a great way.
Wolfgang, we don't know. We keep getting asked about it, but the time capsule itself is so extremely expensive and complex to make that we don't know if we should go online with it.
I would be strong for it. So you could design small time capsules yourself and give them away, for example to those owners who have their first Saab.
Me too. And what it costs, that's what it costs.
@Wolfgang, Jan & Alexander...
I imagine the time capsule as a mixed calculation of an elaborate packaging for honours, and donations in kind packaged by volunteers. It actually has no market value at all, is unique and priceless. Empty and meaningless, it would probably cost almost the same as filled with a lot of love and passion to the last corner?
Difficult. Difficult to calculate or convey. But the desire is very obvious, understandable. Really difficult …
Poor Tom. I wish him a thick skin in relation to our wishes.
Hello...I can't find a time capsule in the shop?
The 2012 time capsule is sold out.
We're putting together more time capsules. Next Friday the 2011 model year and some 2012 models will go online.
Then pack up nicely. I'm next Friday, looking forward to it!
Don't hesitate and order right away.
Hello from Oldenburg.
Me too! 🙂