I'm glad that you liked it. The model was made by Universal Hobbies with a production run of 1500 pieces - I don't remember the date, though it was probably in the mid-'90's. The detail on this model impressed me.Woah, as an old SAAB dude I can tell you that is quite impressive. Right down to the mudflaps.
Who makes that? Is it a recent release?
I had a '72, it didn't have those big ugly bumpers...much cleaner.
Thanks for sharing!
When I was a kid, my buddy's mom had a 2-stroke 93. I always thought the engine was about the same size as the one in my mother's Electrolux vacuum cleaner! The "putt-putt" took us everywhere.Me and my family have owned COUNTLESS Saabs since 1970.
3 cyl 2 stroke and Ford Taunus powered V 4 powered model 96 sedans and model 95 wagons.
Honestly, I prefered the 96 and 95 models to the model 97 Sonnetts.
My brother still owns several and drives the holy hell out of them!
Glad you liked the model - thanks for looking. Here's a link that might be of interest to you:I've been eyeing Sonetts for my next 1:1 buy, that UH looks amazingly good for a 1:43 for the 90s. Hopefully I'll add one to the collection in more scale than one! Thanks for posting.
Amazing and unique feature...and it wasn't just the V4 cars that had it.When I was a kid, my buddy's mom had a 2-stroke 93. I always thought the engine was about the same size as the one in my mother's Electrolux vacuum cleaner! The "putt-putt" took us everywhere.
The SAAB that I thought was the funkiest was a 96 V4 with free-wheeling - free-wheeling was like nothing else.
Yes - I drove the others, but I never had the occasion to drive a three cylinder SAAB. Did you ever have a Turbo with a noisy hooter valve?Amazing and unique feature...and it wasn't just the V4 cars that had it.
The 3 cyl cars had it as well - including 93s. Your buddy's mom may have been unaware of this device. Some people that bought their cars used, where not informed. The lever that operated the free-wheeling is sorta hidden under the dash and was left undiscovered by some!
You are exactly right. Because of the type noise that the defective blow off valve made, it was referred to as a hooter valve. Google it and see!You mean the compressor bypass valve. Unless it was vented to the atmosphere (in which case it was actually a blow-off valve) it shouldn't have been that noisy. A defective CBV which is leaking can make some noises.