Fitting a Saab 99 radiator to the V4 isn’t quite as straightforward as one might think. First of all the attachment points are different and you need to cut stuff out of the way, but the radiator needs some modification also. There’s more than one way to do this, the Works cars had a different system, but here’s what we did:
Rare stuff: There´s a Taiyo Saab 900 RC car for sale at a Finnish auction site. Looks to be in great condition too.
There’s two very rare Saab toys on sale at the German eBay:
Check them out if you are interested.
A “collector series” of classic rally cars has been published here in Finland this year. It looks like it’s a British company behind the series (www.eaglemoss.co.uk), the international marketing name appears to be “Champion Rally Cars” and in Finland “Mestareiden ralliautot” (Cars Of The Rally Champions).
The packaging looks nice and the model comes with a little 16 page brochure about the car in question. I have not bought any of the other models but decided to get the Saab 96 V4 “S.Blomqvist – A.Hertz” when it came availlable. The model is not of the highest quality but decend for the price. Actually, it looks to me that it is the same model that has been sold as the IXO Models Saab 96 V4 “S.Blomqvist – A.Hertz. Swedish Rally 1972″.
“Backissues” of the series can be bought at: www.ralliautot.com (In Finnish only)
Burago released some diecast Saab Aero-X and 9-3 Cabriolet models a while back in the slightly larger 1/43 size. Not the highest quality or even in real Saab colours, but I got a few for 2€ each, which is propably as much as I would pay for these.
The local market had a bunch of these in the “For Sale” basket the other day. Since they were very cheap I bought all the variations I could find… 🙂
So, there’s some Saab 9-5 Sedans and Wagons as well as 9-3 SportWagons in there in three different colors…