Call yourself a collector?

Sorry about the lack of posting, folks, but sometimes work has to get in the way of blogging!

Many of us would have a certain amount of car memorabilia hanging around the house, or maybe the office. I’ve done posts recently on The Saab Library, listing the various volumes that are around for Saab readers to enjoy. I’ve just expanded my own collection with a few Saab publications as well as the Saab 900 book by Anders Tunberg. Coming soon, will be Mr Saab and a very special, limited edition on the ‘missing’ Saab Sonett. I’ll be doing a review on both of these as soon as they hit my PO Box.

But this post isn’t just about books. There’s models, badges, pins, flags and all sorts of other associate knick knacks that people can get a hold of. I’ve got a few bits and pieces, but nothing like this…..

Ryan, from DC, not only collects Saab Videos, he also collects pretty much anything Saab related. He’s sent me a few photos and I’ve got to say I’m impressed. I’m going to have to pull my finger out and get busy….

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The Sportcombi in this photo’s actually a remote control model available through the Saab Expressions website.

More photos ofter the jump….

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The Convertible sits under the watchful presence of several world flags

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A bunch of 1/43 scale Saabs. Great to drive if you can find the keys…..

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The book collection, with volumes in English and Swedish. Lucky for Ryan, he’s bi-lingual (which technically I am too, if you count English and bullshit as separate languages.)

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Various badges etc, and a grooooovy model 9x. Gotta get me one of those.

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The collection extends into Saab’s aviation arm as well.

And lets not forget the scale model dealership that I posted a few weeks ago – gotta have somewhere to store the cars, right?

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7 Comments

  1. I dunno, if you have to take your scale model cars to your scale model dealer for servicing when you really never take them out for driving, that doesn’t really say a whole lot of good things about Saab reliability…

  2. Holy drool, Batman ! That’s one INCREDIBLE collection.

    Is that 1:43 on the far left a 9-2X ?!?

    And the 9X …… where does one get those ? You must be favored by the gods of Trollhattan, Ryan.

  3. It’s a 9-2x alright, Ken. I just searched them on Ebay and you can get one – for US$40!!!

    No word yet on when GM will be selling the 1:1 models for that price, but with various rebates and incentives it may be a distinct chance in a few months time 😉

  4. It looks like the same company that produced the 9-2x, will be producing the 9-7x in 1:43 in black this early spring!

    Looking forward to it!

  5. Unfortunately the first-year 9-7X allotment sold out and although there is high demand, there’s no telling if there’ll be enough of the second batch to go around. The factory they’re manufactured in just cut down a shift so that complicates matters.

    The model company was busy putting a SAAB front-end on a Chevy TrailBlazer model.

    I’m joking.

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