Two issues ago we ventured to Brazil and believe it or not, but Eduardo André Matarazzo Museum of Arms, Vehicles, and Machines, located in Bebedouro, state of São Paulo, hosts an important piece of Swedish industrial and technical heritage, namely the only existing copy of Saab's first attempt to develop a passenger aircraft.
The Saab 340 (459 units) and Saab 2000 (63) models, manufactured between 1982 and 1999, are widely recognised. The same, however, cannot be said about Saab 90 Scandia. The prototype took wing for the first time in 1946, but only 18 planes were delivered to Swedish and Brazilian customers over the 1950-1954 period.
Three years later, VASP from Brazil bought SAS' 11 aircrafts, hence becoming the sole user of Scandias. Year 1969 witnessed their last commercial flights. In 1987, Saab tried to buy the remaining Scandia, which was already in bad condition (photo from 2012), but the price was too high.
Is it worth a shot making a new offer three decades later?