20 May 2022
DNA Collectibles 2005 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible - Lime Yellow Metallic
REF NO: DNA000074
The Saab 9-3 (pronounced “nine three” so as not to be confused with the late 1950s model 93, pronounced “ninety three") went through three generations and three different manufacturers during its lifetime (GM, Spyker and NEVS). Here, DNA has replicated the 2005 second generation version in cabriolet form, in three body colours - Lime Yellow Metallic, Black and Chili Red Metallic.
The love affair between Saab and DNA has been here since the model company's very earliest days, and the feelings are clearly just as strong.
Focusing first on the car's exterior features, it comes with the powerful Aero kit, with front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser, boot lip spoiler, five twin-spoke alloy rims with the Saab logo integrated on the centre cap, and the single chromed exhaust pipe.
To the front, the engraved headlights and fog lights are packed with minute detail, as usual. Below the Saab logo applied on the bonnet, the finely-perforated front grille, through which you can see the radiator behind, and surrounded by aluminium trim, is perfectly replicated. You can even read the Saab inscription on the central aluminium part of the front grille.
Just below, the matt black protection trims are directing us harmoniously from the front bumper, passing by the sides, to finish its run to the rear bumper.
DNA hasn’t missed anything in the rear of the car either - the “93” and “Aero” badges, the radio and GPS antennas on the boot, or the finely-replicated boot key lock - everything is there.
A convertible version with a removable roof is fun, but only if the necessary level of detail inside the car is done very well - there is nowhere to hide in this respect. The Aero kit comes into play here too, as it means there should be specific features in the cockpit. The 6-speed gear lever (you can actually read the speeds on it!) is great, and the two-tone leather-effect upholstery looks superb too, as does the metallic trim pack, especially on the steering wheel, centre console and door handles. All the tiny details are perfectly replicated - the integrated GPS, the multitude of buttons, the ignition key lock next to the gear lever, the famous turbo gauge on the instrument cluster - everything is a real delight.
Just 399 of each colour have been made, and at just £150.99 each, these won't hang around for long, so head on over to the company's stylish website, at www.dnacollectibles.com, and make your choice.