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2006 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - Limited Edition, The Franklin Mint
This is the machine that marked the return of the Softail® to its roots - a bare-bones iron horse designed with the purist in mind. Re-creating every detail of the ultimate touring bike, this model is packed with authentic working features that include functional front and rear suspension, adjustable gear shift lever, kickstand and rotating drive belt. So lifelike, you can almost hear the roar of the mighty TC88B® engine - it's the definitive re-creation of the Great Freedom Machine.
For nearly a quarter-century, the Harley-Davidson® Heritage Softail® has been the dominating force in the touring bike field. It's no accident. With each year, with each new model, Harley® continues to add those refinements designed to keep the Softail® on the inside track of style and performance.
Since its re-introduction in 2006, the Heritage Softail® has maintained the reputation for ease in handling, reliability and the smooth suspension that inspires its name. The model year 2006 will be a welcome sight for the Harley-Davidson® faithfuls. In fact, the 2006 Heritage Softail® is the definitive study in nostalgia, presenting a classic appearance.
In addition to the elemental styling, the 2006 Heritage Softail® hosts performance options designed for the devoted Harley-Davidson® rider. Starting with the legendary Twin Cam 88B™ engine. Add the quick-change seat for solo or two-up riding and the traditional steel-laced wheels, and Harley-Davidson® has put another solid link in the long line of Softail® motorcycles.
Limited Edition of 2,500 worldwide.
•Engine: Air-Cooled Twin Cam 88B™
•Displacement: 88 Cubic Inches (1,450 CC)
•Bore & Stroke: 3.75 x 4.40 Inches (95.25 x 101.52 MM)
•Compression Ratio: 8.9:1
•Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
•Transmission: 6-Speed Cruise Drive™
•Wheelbase: 64.5 Inches
•Length: 94.5 Inches
•Kickstand: The kickstand fully extends.
•Wheels: The front and rear wheels roll freely and the front wheel pivots.
•Front Suspension: The front forks have been fitted with springs to simulate a motorcycle's suspension.
•Rear Suspension: The rear suspension can be experienced by gently pressing on the seat while steadying the model.
•Drive Belt: The drive belt rotates when the wheel is rolled.
•Gearshift Lever: The gearshift has several stop locations when rocked back and forth to simulate the various gear positions.
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Harley Davidson Model KH Elvis Presley with Display Case Diecast Model Motorcycle by The Franklin Mint B21YF85
This Harley Davidson Model KH Elvis Presley with Display Case Diecast Model Motorcycle is Red and features working stand, steering, suspension, wheels.
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The Fabulous Hudson 6 Hornet Limited Edition of 2,500 worldwide, The Franklin Mint
The car that roared straight from the showroom to the track with hardly any modifications at all. The one the great Marshall Teague raced in a torrid stretch of victories between 1951 and 1954. The Fabulous Hudson Hornet. Brought to life in this spectacular die-cast re-creation by Franklin Mint Precision Models. Assembled by hand from more than 150 separate parts to capture every feature of the original. The "Step-Down" body design. The chrome-plated bumpers, headlight housings and radiator grille. The fully appointed interior. And such "Severe Usage" options as the Twin-H Power in-line L-head six engine and Hydra-Matic four-speed transmission. Operable steering. Doors, hood and trunk that open and close. Functional suspension. Hand-painted and sporting the authentic graphics of the real thing.
Limited Edition of 2,500 worldwide
•Marshall Teague's Fabulous Hudson Hornet
•Winner of 12 Grand Nationals in 1951
•Hand-assembled and re-created in scorching detail
•Loaded with true-to-life working features
•Officially authorized by DaimlerChrysler Corporation
•The car that caused quite a buzz in the early '50s!
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Corvette Sting Ray QVC1967 Stars an Stripes Limited Edition B11E498 The Franklin Mint
Inklusive 1/2 dollar mynt
Stars and Stripes Corvette® Sting Ray
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2009 Christmas Ford Pickup Limited Edition B11F865 The Franklin Mint
2009 Christmas Ford Pickup Limited Edition B11F865 Ford Pick-Up 2009 Xmas Special (1940) in Red (1:24 scale by Franklin Mint B11F865) (click photo for more detail) This diecast model Ford Pick-Up 2009 Xmas Special (1940) is Red and features working steering, suspension, wheels and also opening bonnet with engine, doors, tailgate. Just like the classic Mom-and-Pop shops of small-town America, the Ford pickup is truly a part of the American landscape. In countless movies and vintage TV shows, as well as our own memories, it embodies the hardworking dependability of a time gone by. But, far from being just a workhorse, its classic lines and stylized curves make it an icon of automotive design... and the perfect canvas for The Franklin Mint's 2009 Annual Christmas Vehicle. 1:24 scale (approx. 18cm / 7.1in long) - made by Franklin Mint. Limited edition of 1000 pieces worldwide.
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1954 Chevrolet Bel Air - Limited Edition, The Franklin Mint
With its long list of options and five unique body styles, the 1954 Chevrolet® Bel Air® delivers performance and dynamic Fifties-era design. Powered by the "Blue Flame Six" spirited performance, this striking Onyx Black and white two-toned precision model is hand assembled from over 100 parts and offered in a strictly Limited Edition of 2,500 pieces worldwide, exclusively through Franklin Mint Precision Models.
On the outside, the Bel Air® was handsome. Its two-tone finish was accented by full-length sidespear moldings and a rear double-molding containing the name "Bel Air®." Lavished with chrome on the rocker panel and body belt moldings and fitted with bright gravel guards and rear-wheel fender skirts, the Bel Air® was both practically handsome and stylishly sporty. It was no wonder that Bel Air® remained the top series for 1954.
Now, the ultimate family car is re-created in a 1:24 scale precision-engineered model from Franklin Mint Precision Models - the 1954 Chevrolet® Bel Air®. Authentic in every detail - from its Onyx Black finish with contrasting white roof to the "Blue Flame" engine under the hood - your 1954 Chevrolet® Bel Air® is certain to be admired by all who see it.
In 1954, America was flush with success. Business was booming, families were growing and life was good. And so into this rosy, optimistic time the 1954 Chevrolet® Bel Air® was born. Reflecting the euphoric spirit of the times, the 1954 Chevrolet® Bel Air® had robust good looks, speed and spunk - and its commodious interior was perfect for America's growing families.
The Bel Air® line had expanded from four body styles in 1953 to five in 1954, with a four-door station wagon added to the lineup. There was an array of extra features such as carpeting, full-wheel discs and an electric clock, but it was the "Blue Flame" engine under the hood that truly separated the Bel Air® from the rest of the pack. Shared by both the Bel Air® and the Corvette®, the "Blue Flame" was a powerplant that displaced 235.5 cubic inches and provided a power rating of 125 bhp at 4,000 rpms with Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission. It was the perfect power for cruising home from a business trip or merging into traffic with a car full of kids.
Limited Edition of 2,500 worldwide
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1968 Chevelle SS 396 H/T - Limited Edition, The Franklin Mint
Take a trip back in time with this classic die-cast replica. Reminisce the height of the Muscle Car era with all the details of the 396 big block engine and menacing body profile, hand painted in Butternut Yellow. Acquire this dutifully reproduced time machine, limited to just 2,500 pieces worldwide.
Limited Edition of 2,500 worldwide
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1965 Lambandi Mark II - Signed Limited Edition only 1.965, The Franklin Mint
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 faithful
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1908 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Limousine - Limited Edition only 1.500, The Franklin Mint
The most legendary car that ever graced the highways — the 1908 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Open Drive Limousine. This six-cylinder 429 cubic inch engine offered a ride that was unparalleled in contemporary motoring — so smooth, so quiet, it was only a matter of time before it was deemed the "Silver Ghost" by high-end car enthusiasts. This beautiful replica features limousine coachwork, crafted in authentic detail and officially authorized by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Ltd. Special features include a fully appointed interior, fully functioning steering wheel and hinged bonnet.
Limited Edition only 1.500 world wide
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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Indy 500 Pace Car - Limited edition, The franklin Mint
From its low, aggressive profile to the high-performance engine options, this pony would ride straight into the hearts of sports car fans for decades to come. Grabbing the attention of Indianapolis 500® race officials, it would be the car of choice to lead the Indy 500® in 1967, 1969, 1982, 1993, 2009 and 2010.
Worldwide Limited Edition of 2,500.
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1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS Hardtop, The Franklin Mint
In 1967, the first Camaro® was born. This landmark year also introduced the first Camaro® powered with the famed Z/28® engine option which launched Camaro® to numerous first-place SCCA victories, even winning its first Trans Am appearance at Marlboro.
We have captured the essence of this Muscle Car monument with our first 1967 Chevrolet® Camaro® Z/28® RS® hardtop die-cast replica. Every significant detail has been faithfully reproduced, from the unmistakable pony-style body lines right down to the working headlight doors and 800 cfm Holley Carburetor.
In the mid-1960s, Ford and Chrysler "pony"-style cars were dominating the performance car market and the SCCA Trans-Am racing circuit. Additionally, cars like the Mustang and Barracuda were capturing the attention of both weekend racers and hot-rodders alike. GM needed something with a light curb weight and enough horsepower to grab its share of the "pony car" market and compete in the Trans-Am racing circuit. They answered with the 1967 Camaro®. The birth of the Camaro® was a landmark in Muscle Car history. From its low, aggressive profile to the high-performance engine options, this pony would ride straight into the hearts of sports car fans for decades to come.
Vince Piggins, Chevrolet’s® Product Promotion Manager, convinced GM to combine parts from the 283 cubic inch engine with the 327 small block and a solid lifter cam with a 4-inch bore, creating a 302.3 displacement engine just under the 305 cubic inch SCCA race requirement....and the Z28® option was born.
The engine was rated 290hp. Many claimed the rating misleading, placing actual hp closer to 400! To this day, the discrepancy remains a point of contention. But one thing is certain...the Z28® packed enough punch to consume the quarter-mile in less than 15 seconds. The Z28® won its first Trans-Am race at Marlboro, Maryland, getting the checkered flag ahead of Mustang, 'Cuda and Javelin, and continued to be a winner for years to come.
Now, this automotive icon of the Sixties is yours in a 1:24 scale model as awesome as the original. From the impressive power plant under the hood to the classic striped detailing and Bolero Red paint scheme, your 1967 Chevrolet® Camaro Z/28® RS® is a precision-engineered classic that will be admired for many years to come.
1:24 Scale. Hand-assembled from over 150 separate components, hand-painted and hand-finished.
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1933 Duesenberg Twenty Grand, The Franklin Mint
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
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John Wayne Stagecoach, The Franklin Mint
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.
Humvee - US Army Humvee Desert Sand Camouflage Operation Desert Storm The Franklin Mint Scale 1/24
Factory BuildThe soldier’s best friend in Iraq. When equipped with TOW missiles and machine guns, it can engage the enemy in the most inhospitable terrain. Scale size TOW missiles with armament ring that turns 360°. Doors open to provide a view of every instrument and gauge.
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1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen, The Franklin Mint
Own the World’s First Automobile. This is the car that started it all! Designed by Karl Benz, it was the first motor vehicle ever successfully powered by internal combustion. The car that began the legend of Mercedes-Benz. And now you can own the first 1:8 scale precision die-cast model of The World's First Automobile.
Handcrafted from over 100 parts, and authenticated by the Mercedes-Benz Museum, this richly detailed model features critical mechanical components that actually function. The flywheel, piston, drive belt, pulley and hand brake move. The wheels and crankshaft turn. The ignition contacts open and close.
There's rack-and-pinion steering and a huge gyroscopic flywheel. The expansion tank is copper-tinted and coated in gold. The carburetor, fuel tank and fittings are also coated with gold. Specially imported.
In July 3rd, 1886 an event occurred that certainly had an enormous impact on the history of man. For it was on that date that the first useable car in the world - Karl Benz’s Patent Motorcar - was given its first public outing. No one could really know at the time that the simple carriage, achieving speeds of 12 kph, was a beginning of a new era in human history - the automobile age.
Benz’s first car had a four-stroke single-cylinder engine which displaced 990ccs. The engine was mounted horizontally on the vehicle which in many ways was a unique blend of a horse carriage and a three-wheeled bicycle. Producing 0.9 horsepower, the engine drove wire spoked wheels through Benz's innovative array of differential gears, belts and chains.
Benz’s automobile included innovations that are still used today on over 400 million automobiles. It had electric ignition, a water-cooled engine and a quite modern differential gear. The custom-made body included a two passenger seat and rack-and pinion steering operated by a "tiller." The automobile had no foot brakes and was stopped by a handbrake applied to the drive mechanism. With an advanced differential drive train, no reverse gear, and a belt clutch, the vehicle was able to reach a maximum speed of 16 to 18 kph.
When Benz’s "horseless carriage" appeared at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, it ignited the imagination of the public, and triggered the beginning of the automobile industry. The Benz Patent Motorcar was more than just another invention in the pantheon of man's technology. It was the one invention that opened up the world - that brought everyone and everything just a little bit closer.
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2007 Shelby GT-500 Coupe - Limited Edition The Franklin Mint
Definitive model of the most powerful factory Ford ever
It marks the reunion the entire automotive world has been waiting for, as the legendary Carroll Shelby™ teams with Ford Motor Company in the creation of a brand-new, big-block performance icon. Now, the 2007 Shelby® GT500® Coupe is re-created in a sensational die-cast model ready to take its place in your collection. Take it in your hands and you’ll realize at once you’re holding quality—from the highly detailed engine under the hood to the fully appointed interior, it’s the most powerful factory-built Ford in history, re-created for you in 1:24 scale. Act now, and be one of only 5,000 collectors in the entire world to call it your own!
Limited Edition of 5,000
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1966 Shelby GT-350H™ - Limited Edition, The Franklin Mint
Own one of the most sought-after cars of all time
In 1966, Carroll Shelby™, Ford, and The Hertz Corporation teamed up to offer rental car customers the option of enjoying a high-performance set of wheels. The legendary Hertz “Rent-A-Racer” was none other than Ford’s new Mustang, powered by the feisty V-8 and featuring all those bells and whistles for which Carroll Shelby™ was justifiably famous. Today, the ’66 Shelby® GT350H is among the most sought-after cars in the world. Now, the legend is yours in the form of this superlative die-cast re-creation. Matching the original detail for heart-pounding detail, it’s the must-have acquisition for any collection.
Limited Edition of 9,900.
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1896 Ford Quadricycle, Franklin Mint
Henry Ford's first car
In 1896 Henry Ford was chief engineer of the Edison Illuminating Co. when he built a car called the Quadricycle. This spectacular die-cast model is based directly on Ford's one and only original--and lets you see the actual working mechanism of one of the world’s most historic automobiles. Precision-engineered with operable tiller steering, wheels that turn, pulley, gears and leather belts that move in unison. The buggy-style seat is upholstered in suede leather to replicate the original cloth. Selected components are accented in brass, copper and gold electroplate. Hand-assembled from more than 100 separate components in 1:6 scale.
When he was sixteen years old, Henry Ford left his parents' farm in Springwells-Dearborn and traveled the few miles to Detroit. His Father, while not encouraging the young boy's mechanical curiosity, nevertheless allowed him to develop it, believing that it was perhaps just a passing fancy. Ford worked shortly for the Michigan Car Company (where he performed certain repairs in 10% of the time that the regular employees took), the James Flower and Brothers Machine Shop (while at the same time supplementing his income repairing watches at McGill Jewelry), and at the Detroit Drydock Company, the largest shipbuilding firm in the city.
Ford then began to work for Westinghouse Engine Company, setting up and repairing steam traction engines used by the farmers. He attended a business college in Detroit and worked as an engine repairman at the Eagle Iron Works. Ford's father gave Henry a heavily timbered tract of land with the hope that his son--who was soon to marry Clara Jane Bryant--would settle down to farming. While Henry Ford made a good attempt at timbering, the lure of mechanics was too strong and he spent much of his time in the workshop he had built.
In 1891, Henry Ford announced to his wife that he was convinced that an engine-powered road vehicle was possible and that they were moving to Detroit so that Ford could get the electrical experience he knew was necessary. On Christmas Eve 1893, Henry (and Clara) tested his first gasoline engine at the couple's kitchen sink. By June of 1896, Ford had completed his first car, the Quadricycle, and on June 4th, 1896, he took a pre-dawn trip around the Edison Illuminating Company's plant. The car had a two-cylinder engine that displaced 59 cubic inches; it was extremely light (weighing 500 pounds without fuel); and was framed with four two-by-two rails. It had bicycle wheels and a bicycle seat (soon to be replaced by a buggy seat), tiller steering and differential gears mounted outside the frame.
The historic import of this first journey is immeasurable. For while Ford was not the inventor of the automobile, he was the impetus to the automobile age, refining mass-production so that automobiles would become a standard commodity for the common man.
Presented by Henry Ford Museum.
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1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C in Aluminum, The Franklin Mint
A sensational collectible depicting the last of the street Cobras.
Carroll Shelby pushed American racing to the limits back in the '50s and '60s, and created what many consider the greatest contribution to the world of speed: The Cobra®, a trail-blazing combination of ultra-lightweight aluminum and flashy Euro styling with a brawny American V-8 engine. Give yourself the opportunity to demonstrate your passion for speed with a spectacular 1:24 scale, precision model of the "street legal" version of the Cobra® -- the 427 S/C™. It's crafted in unpainted aluminum, just like Shelby's® own. And you'll find true-to-life details, like doors, hood and trunk that open and close. Steering wheel that turns the front wheels. Authentic materials used in the seats, like real leather upholstery. A highly detailed engine -- accurate down to the spark plug wires. Even the tread on the tires perfectly matches the original!
Generally, you have to choose between joy and power. But when Carroll Shelby introduced the world to the Cobra 427 S/C lightweight roadster in the early 1960's, power and joy turned out to be two sides of the same coin. For the true roadster aficionado, nothing has ever been built to compare to the Cobra. Even to this day, the Shelby® Cobra stands out. This limited production sports car deserves its designation as an automotive classic because it demands your full attention. It looks great; it sounds mean; and it drives like a demon. In fact, it may well be the most powerful, the most attractive, and the most thrilling front-engine roadster ever manufactured for sale to the public.
The Shelby® Cobra was born in a flash of insight, became cloaked in clouds of controversy, and remains enshrouded in layers of mystery. To understand the Cobra mystique, you must first start with its creator.
Carroll Shelby was a Texan who flew planes, raced cars, and brokered some great automotive ideas. Cobra production began in 1962 and ended in 1967. At first, this thinly disguised road racer featured a 260 V-8 engine (soon expanded to a 289 V-8) inside its sleek European-style body. Shelby® produced 630 of this model. Then, in 1965, this beautiful beast got even more power when the 427 cid V-8 racing engine was added. At some point in production, the 427 was replaced with the 428 Police Interceptor engine: 348 were 427’s and 26 of these were designated S/C for street competition. The S/C was the ultimate Cobra.
As awesome as the original created by Carroll Shelby
•Elite precision model collectible captured in 1:24 scale
•Powerful display piece in unpainted aluminum, just like the original
•Hand-assembled from more than 150 separate components
•Authentic detail and working features
•Real leather upholstery
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2005 Ford Mustang GT, The Franklin Mint
The Mustang legend lives! Harness the power of this all-new performance-built thoroughbred with a sizzling scale replica of the first mainstream Mustang to break into the 300 hp arena. Exact in every detail, right down to the legendary badge and tri-bar tail lamps. The legacy of Mustang continues. Marvel at the precisely detailed engine and fully loaded interior.
Ford Motor Company had ambitious plans for the 2005 model year. This year the company launched its broadest lineup of new cars in decades and perhaps even more significantly, its new Mustang. Americans had been in love with the Mustang for 41 years now and the retro version Mustang was eagerly awaited. Although almost all new, the styling was a reprise of the original short deck-long hood combination that started the Pony Car craze of the mid 'sixties. Here was the bodyside scoop, from the '65, the dashboard reminiscent of the 1967, the greenhouse shape from the 1968, and the nose from 1969. In short, the objective was to "...bring back everything that was right about the best Mustangs..." as stated by J Mays, Ford's Group Vice President of Design.
The rear-quarter glass was a retro cue that also satisfied a modern functional necessity. The original single side window of the 1967-68 fastbacks looked snazzy but created a long, solid sail panel that shut out light to the rear seat and blocked driver vision. The triangular windows on the 2005 solved those problems while recalling the design of the iconic '66 Shelby® GT 350. Underneath, the new Mustang had its own platform, for the first time not sharing one with an existing Ford product.
The new S197, a purpose-built muscle car chassis, was new from the ground up. 2005 also introduced a redesigned suspension, revised power train, state of the art ergonomics and modern safety features. Now it can truly be said that the legacy of the Mustang will continue into the next century. Franklin Mint Precision Models is proud to present the 2005 Ford Mustang GT, an authentic, fully detailed die-cast model.
•Doors: The model's doors are hinged at the front to a 45-degree.
•Steering: The front wheels can be positioned for display.
•Hood: Your model's hood raises to gain access to the engine.
•Trunk: The trunk opens to about a 45-degree angle.
•Wheels: The wheels on your model are designed to roll.