Thomas Flyer 100th Anniversary - Limited Edition of 1,908 pieces
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On the 100th Anniversary of the longest automobile race of all time, it's the legendary Thomas Flyer - the greatest transcontinental racer looking like it did when it crossed the finish line in 1908. We've matched every detail to the original: from the hand-crank that revved the 4-cylinder engine to the spare tires lashed to the body, to the vintage-style lanterns and 45-star U.S. flag. The model is hand-assembled and hand-finished for that grit-and-grime look of the car that just finished a 22,000-mile trek from New York to Paris (via Siberia) over the world's toughest terrain.
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Agajanian Special Race Car
Memorial Day,1952. Troy Ruttman makes history by setting the new track record of 128.922 mph and, at 22, becoming the youngest driver to capture the checkered flag. It was one of the wildest Victory Lane celebrations ever, and at the center of it all sat team owner J.C. Agajanian and his Agajanian Special.
Now, you can own the definitive die-cast re-creation of the legendary "Aggie 98." Just like the original, this 1:16 collector's scale replica is built to be the best wheeled beauty of its day. It features more than 180 separate parts and took more than two years to create. And it's loaded with true-to-life details. You will notice characteristics that are special to the solid front axle, hubs and spindle. You will appreciate the simplicity of the 2-speed transmission. And delight in the many operating features that include steering that works and wheels that turn.
•The remarkable die-cast replica of the famous dirt-track racer that made headlines in motor sport history.
•Hand-painted, hand-assembled and chock-full of true-to-the-track features including a scale-size Pit Crew Accessory Pack.
•Carefully constructed from more than 180 precision-machined parts.
•1:16 collector's scale replica.
•Own a very special tribute to the greatest open-wheel racer of all time!
1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Convertible - Limited Edition
Legendary for its bold and distinctive styling, the Cord 812 features technical innovations such as front wheel drive, retractable headlamps and of course, the supercharged V-8 engine. When Franklin Mint Precision Models first released this model, none other than Gordon Buehrig himself (the original designer) approved the master patterns and finished production pieces. Now, this exclusive Limited Edition die-cast replica honors this historic design in a strictly limited run of just 1,500 pieces worldwide.
It has been called one of the most influential cars in automotive history. The 1937 Cord 812 immediately turned heads, combining innovation with performance that was both exciting and proficient.
The Cord 812's history begins with the idea of designing a mid-range Duesenberg that would sell between the company's relatively affordable model and the exclusive Model J. Headed by chief designer Gordon M. Buehrig, the "baby Duesenberg" design never reached production because of an economic disaster in the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg triumvirate. After a few months, however, the Cord Corporation approved the construction of a similar model and Buehrig was given the opportunity of a lifetime - overall responsibility for the design of an innovative automobile.
The innovations on Buehrig's model are legendary. To enhance the interior room, a "step-down" passenger floor was designed. Concealed headlamps, that were raised and lowered by chrome-plate handcranks under the dash, predated similar features on future sports cars. It placed the horn on the steering wheel and put the handbrake under the dash. The hubcap, with the twelve cooling holes around its perimeter, covered the entire wheel. The Cord 812 was also available with a supercharged Lycoming engine that was capable of speeds up to 110 mph.
But of all the innovations, the Cord 812's front-wheel drive format was the most remarkable. It was one of the world's first cars with front-wheel drive to be mass produced.
However, it was looks more than innovation that made the Cord 812 a great automobile - hinges were concealed to give a streamlined look; running boards were scrapped as being too "old-fashioned." The long "alligator" hood with louvered grille and the aerodynamic "pontoon-type" fenders added to the impression that this was a car ahead of its time.
Throughout the world, the Cord is regarded as a landmark in automotive design. The New York Museum of Modern Art selected the Cord as one of the eight finest examples of industrial design and automotive art, an honor that reflects the Cord's impact on automotive history.
Limited Edition of 1,500 worldwide
•Engine: 90-degree V-8
•Horsepower: 195 @ 4,200 RPM
•Displacement: 288.64 cubic inches
•Wheelbase: 125 Inches
•Transmission: 4-speed selective manual
•Brakes: Bendix 4-wheel hydraulic drum type
•Induction System: Stromberg Duplex Carburetor, Schwitzer-Cummins Supercharger
•Doors: Your model's doors are hinged to open at the rear.
•Steering: The front wheels can be positioned for display.
•Hood: Your model's hood is hinged and opens to reveal the engine detail.
•Trunk: Your model's trunk will open to an approximate 45-degree angle.
•Spare Tire: The spare tire is permanently mounted.
•Convertible Top: Your model's convertible top is removable.
1965 Lambandi Mark II - Signed Limited Edition
For anyone who has ever conjured sublime automotive perfection, this model has it all. Hand-assembled from over 100 separate parts, its deeply recessed headlights, louvered hood and fully rounded expanse of the fenders capture the daring spirit of the mid-1960s. Hand-painted and hand-finished to a brilliant showroom luster, your model is fitted with a special Limited Edition plate hand-signed by Raffi Minasian. Included with purchase, the in-depth story behind the "real" car. Working features include operable steering, functional suspension and a hood that opens to reveal the mythically potent 427cid V-8 engine.
Automotive privateer Vic Lambandi began working on cars shortly after high school graduation, developing hop-up kits for the hot rod market, including the "Vic Force" intake manifold and "Vic-Fire" exhaust systems. Between 1949 and 1955, Lamba Engineering developed race engines and race cars. The most successful, the "Lamba Samba," broke four speed records at Bonneville.
In 1955, a tragic shop fire killed two of Vic's childhood friends, driver and chief mechanic Dan and Dave Baker. The assets of Lamba Engineering were a total loss, including the molds and prototype for a roadster, the Lambandi Mark I. Vic was financially and personally devastated. Slowly, Vic regained his confidence taking a job in the R&D division of Douglas Aircraft. His technical achievements in lightweight aluminum structures were significant, but the real magic was happening in Vic"s garage. On February 28, 1962 Vic tested a half scale Hypersonic Injection system, producing astonishing horsepower and fuel efficiency. Armed with newfound confidence Vic enlisted his old pals from Lamba Engineering; Dick Donnelly - chief engineer, Bill Miller - Machinist, and Ken Mann - Lawyer. They were back in business.
Hypersonic Injection was not new, but no one had been able to obtain continuous horsepower gain, due primarily to heat problems. Vic's "Hyperjection," as it would become known, could manage intense heat via helical gears. Vic called them "Gearicols." Ken Mann secured the patent for Gearicols and it remains today one of the most innovative engine systems for fuel delivery. Royalty income from Gearicol and Hyperjection systems enabled Vic to leave his job and devote full-time energy to the Lambandi Mark II.
By now, sports cars were the new craze. Vic was determined to find a suitable donor to test Hyperjection but attempts to purchase a chassis proved frustrating. Miller and Donnelly urged Vic to let them build their own frame. Finally, Donnelly took matters into his own hands and secretly began work. Miller assisted with machined parts and kept Vic distracted. Two weeks later, Vic engaged recent Art Center School graduate Tom Keller to design the body for the Mark II.
Initial tests of the Hyperjected engines proved to be challenging, but eventually a Ford 427 engine was tested with results ranging from 570 to 630 hp. Unofficially, the Mark II ran the quarter mile at 11.9 with 0-60 time of 4 seconds. Six Mark IIs were built in 1965 and 1966 - Vic's prototype, three production-based sports cars, one race-prepped roadster and one race-prepped Coupe (dubbed "The Sonic"). Donnelly still owns his red roadster and Miller sold his black roadster in 1979 to help finance his own car project. Vic raced the coupe and roadster in regional events until 1967, when Hyperjection was outlawed on the sports car circuit. Vic went on to build Mark III and IV prototypes in 1968 and 1970, but retired in 1985 and spent his remaining years devoted to his second passion, breeding Arabian horses. Vic Lambandi died in 2001 at his horse ranch in the Santa Monica mountains. His wife and two daughters maintain the ranch largely on income from renewed patents and royalties.
The Franklin Mint 1:24 scale model of the 1965 Lambandi Mark II is faithfully replicated down to the fine
1939 Duesenberg Coupe Simone Midnight Ghost - LE
Issued on the 10th anniversary of the car that never was, this incredible die-cast model is the creation of acclaimed designer Raffi Minasian. Inspired by the modernist lines of the Art Deco movement, it captures all the romance of a bygone era. The graceful sweep of the fenders, the luxuriously appointed interior complete with a crystal-clear steering wheel - every detail of the designer's vision brought unforgettably to life. Hand-painted an elegant Midnight Ghost, this special anniversary Limited Edition bears the designer's signature on a plaque mounted to the undercarriage.
The Coupe Simone – A Brief History
The story of the Duesenberg Coupe Simone and Emmett-Armand Coachworks was first revealed in 1996 at The Franklin Mint Museum exhibit, "Crossroads." Chronicled by Designers Roger Hardnock and Raffi Minasian, this unique presentation revealed the recently discovered remnants of the coachworks, a diary of the events leading up to the delivery of the Simone in Paris, and drawings of this unusual car under development.
In 1998, Franklin Mint Precision Models released the first and only 1:24 scale die-cast replica of the Coupe Simone. Collectors throughout the precision model community have welcomed this innovative and dynamic model as an integral part of their collections, sharing the story and unique history of this imaginative vehicle.
In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of the release of the Duesenberg Coupe Simone, Franklin Mint Precision Models is proud to present the Duesenberg Coupe Simone "Midnight Ghost" 10th Anniversary Signature Edition.
History of the Commemorative Paint Scheme – The "Midnight Ghost"
Emmett-Armand Coachworks had been working on the Coupe Simone for more than a year when plans began to develop for new projects. In 1938, with the growing interest in special-bodied cars, Emmett became immersed in the business and promotion of the coachworks throughout the Eastern States. At home, Armand focused on the details of the coachworks while Emmett traveled as far West as Chicago, engaging new clients through many of his extended family contacts.
As the car was prepared for the initial showing to Gui LaRouche, Armand was notified that the chassis was being shipped, and within two weeks they could expect delivery. Upon arrival, Emmett and Armand were shocked to find the chassis equipped with a fully prepped, supercharged engine. Seeing this opportunity, Armand convinced Emmett to present the car to LaRouche in "sporting trim." The two worked several nights preparing the car in a daring black paint scheme, with blackwall tires and highly polished supercharger.
LaRouche, a wealthy cosmetics king and patron for the project, arrived at the coachworks late in the evening. Had the train been on time, LaRouche might have arrived earlier and appreciated the subtlety of the metallic black and silver trim as it glowed in the early sunset light. Instead, he was not pleased with the "rather evil appearance," calling upon Emmett and Armand to "please research a color combination more becoming to that of his refined tastes." Emmett, attempting to divert LaRouche's discontent, invited him to take the car for a drive. An excerpt from Armand's diary recalls the results:
"Although the two had only left a few minutes before, their early return was punctuated by the fact that Emmett was driving. LaRouche exited the car visibly shaken as Emmett came around to steady him, stumbling with his walking cane. We offered LaRouche (more accustomed to chauffeurs) some calming tea as he confessed that he had only driven a few times in cars featuring no more than 20 or 30 horsepower. His ghostly white face and trembling hands convinced us that the supercharged version of this car would be nothing more than a waste and certainly a hazard to our client. Emmett and I removed the sup
1933 Duesenberg Twenty Grand
Own a classic from the Golden Age of Automobiles. Wow, What a Duesy!
The most luxurious Duesenberg ever, the world knew it as the 20 Grand. For in 1933, it had the bold price tag of $20,000—far beyond the reach of the millions who first saw it at the Chicago World’s Fair. Today, its value would be in the millions. Now, the most elegant Duesy ever can be yours—in the form of this sensational die-cast replica.
Handcrafted with 148 separate parts, it’s authentic to the smallest detail—from the famed Duesy hood ornament to the genuine instrument panels with full array of switches, gauges and levers. Painted a posh champagne silver, it’s a certified classic, just like the original.
The year is 1933. In Chicago, crowds gather at the Century of Progress Exposition, a World's Fair unlike any other. There, the future is presented to a nation weary of its depression and finding relief in the presentation of better times to come. As visitors flock to the Travel and Transportation Building, they are mesmerized by the stunning 1933 Duesenberg SJ. This motor car is not only the most luxurious Duesenberg ever built, it is also the most expensive. And its price would also become the motor car's namesake—the Duesenberg "Twenty Grand".
Built expressly for the World’s Fair in Chicago, the "Twenty Grand" would steal the show as millions shared in the aura of grandeur and wealth that surrounded such a car. Even the colour, described as metallic platinum, suggested the sterling quality of such a machine, and perhaps indirectly, pointed toward a silver lining on the black cloud of the Depression.
Chief designer, Gordon Buehrig, designed the "Twenty Grand:, adapting several of the earlier coach styles, and the noted coach-builder Rollston Body Company, made the design a reality. With polished stainless steel tubing covering the exposed exhaust pipes, and an aerodynamically slanted windscreen, the luxurious "Twenty Grand" exuded a feeling of speed, as well as grandeur. Its long and sleek lines, uninterrupted by superfluous extravagance, elegantly belied the power that lay under the bonnet—a 320-horsepower supercharged engine that was claimed to have pushed the machine to speeds as high as 130 miles per hour.
The power and elegance that were revealed by the exterior were complemented by the sumptuousness of the interior. The "armchair" type seats were upholstered in broadcloth bounded with silver patent leather. Instrument panels, in the front and back seats, were panelled in two-tone burl walnut with silver inlay.
Only one was ever built. And perhaps a car as unparalleled as the 1933 Duesenberg SJ "Twenty Grand" should be alone in its class. Today it is part of the Merle Norman Beauty Collection in the San Sylmar Museum where it is on exhibition.
The Duesenberg name connoted quality and style. The 1933 Duesenberg SJ connoted more than that—it was a machine of dreams, of fantasies, of "Twenty Grand".
•Engine: DOHC Straight-8
•Displacement: 420 Cubic Inches
•Horsepower: 320 BHP @ 4,750
•Suspension: Semi-Elliptic Leaf Spring, Front and Rear
•Induction System: Stromberg Carburetor with Centrifugal Supercharge
•Wheelbase: 153.5 Inches (Long)
•Fuel Tank: 26.5 Gallons
•Transmission: Warner 3-Speed
•Brakes: Hydraulic, 4 Wheel
•Top Speed: 130 MPH
•Re-created in authentic 1:24 scale
•Full array of operating features
•Genuine wood paneling
•Hand-assembled from 148 parts
John Wayne Stagecoach
He took on the basic characteristics and the pure essence of the frontier spirit. John Wayne was a movie star who chose roles that people could identify with - characters who were plain-spoken, honest and tough. He introduced us to simple men who relied on a basic code of conduct for existing in a dangerous world. He showed us how to face crises, and he let us share his confidence in dealing with adversity. There was nothing false about the parts John Wayne played, because the essential qualities of the Old West were etched into his soul.
That’s why it’s easy to picture “The Duke” sitting ten feet above the ground, riding shotgun on the driver’s bench of a rough-and-ready stagecoach. Constructed of wood, iron, leather, and canvas, the overland stagecoach left its mark on the western frontier during the 19th century. These delivery vehicles rattled and swayed over rutted roads and through badlands, carrying cargoes that included company payrolls, bags of mail, and stalwart passengers willing to face danger and take a risk.
Now, this legendary overland stagecoach is magnificently re-created in an extraordinary precision-engineered replica by Franklin Mint Precision Models. The John Wayne Stagecoach is filled with authentic details, graphics, and design that are sure to delight fans of the Old West. This faithfully crafted replica pays tribute to the era of overland stagecoaching, and honors the memory of John Wayne. This great model comes complete with a terrific package of frontier accessories - an assortment of luggage, a strongbox, shotguns, and a repeating rifle like the one “The Duke” often carried in his films. This stagecoach is alive with memories.
1967 Morris® Cooper S - Red with Black Top
Buyers came out in droves for the original. The public immediately embraced the first ‘50s European compact design for its economy and comfort. From the distinctive grille and spunky, rally-winning 1275 cc engine, right down to each gauge and dial in the amazingly roomy cabin, it’s a snapshot of accuracy in every detail.
1933 Duesenburg J Victoria Limited Edition
A bold statement of luxury and grand touring, this custom-bodied Duesenberg was the hit of the Paris Salon when it first appeared in 1932. Often the car of choice among the Hollywood elite, Duesenbergs represented the finest in American cars. Trimmed with high-contrasting ivory interior against royal metallic luster red paint, this stunning Duesenberg is the pinnacle of automotive art and fashion.
As with all great cars, there are always great stories. For Duesenberg, there are not only great stories but personalities associated with one of the finest automobiles of the 20th century. These stories remind us of the magnificence of the designers, builders and patrons of these fine cars.
In 1932, all of France was stunned as the special-bodied Fernandez and Darrin Duesenberg appeared at the Paris Salon. Fernandez had been a well-known coachbuilder with European designs to his credit, and Howard "Dutch" Darrin had made significant inroads in both U.S. and European markets with his firm, Hibbard and Darrin. In 1931, Darrin dissolved his partnership with Hibbard and began working with Fernandez. One of their first major European contributions to the world of coachbuilt automobiles was built on a stunning, long-wheelbase 1932 Duesenberg Model J chassis.
Resplendent in metallic red with contrasting ivory interior trim and featuring an elegant three-position landau roof, this Duesenberg would later be made in two (perhaps three) otherconfigurations from 1932 through 1933. At some point in the history of these rare cars, a two-toned blue and black car became attributed to movie star Greta Garbo. Although she persisted in denying this, the legend of the Garbo Duesenberg continued as part of the mystique of this illusive actress. Some speculated that her denial of the car was due in part to not wanting to be recognized as she was driven in it. The Garbo mystery could very well be due in part to her friendship with French film star Suzy Vernon, who owned and was pictured many times with the blue and black Model J Duesenberg known as the "Garbo." Some speculate that this is how the legend began.
Today, both cars are regarded as some of the finest coachbuilt cars ever built upon a Duesenberg chassis. The original Paris Salon car has been fully restored to original condition and is currently in a private collection. The Franklin Mint is proud to present the original Paris Salon 1933 Duesenberg Model J Victoria with coachwork by Fernandez and Darrin just as it appeared in 1932 in its original paint and trim scheme.
Limited Edition of 1,500 worldwide
•Engine: Eight cylinders, in-line
•Horsepower: 265 hp @ 4,200 rpm
•Displacement: 420 cubic inches
•Suspension: Semi-elliptic springs, front and rear
•Induction System: Duplex carburetor with dual intake manifolds
•Wheelbase: 153.5 inches
•Transmission: 3-speed and reverse
•Brakes: Hydraulic drum
•Fuel Tank: 26.5 gallons
•Doors: The doors of your 1933 Duesenberg Model J Victoria are hinged at the rear and open to a 45-degree angle.
•Hood: The upper hood panel will swing open about 90 degrees on the piano-type hinge.
•wheels: The wheels on your model are designed to roll.
•Spare Tires: The spare tires on your 1933 Duesenberg Model J Victoria have been permanently affixed and cannot be removed.
•Spotlight: The spotlight is permanently affixed and is non-removable.