1960 Chevrolet Corvair 50th Anniversary - Limited Edition, Franklin Mint
In October 2, 1959, Chevrolet® introduced its first Corvair™. It was a radical departure from what Americans were used to seeing come off the production lines. Its unique air-cooled, rear-mounted engine, rear-mounted transaxle drive, suspension system and compact size set it apart from the large “land yachts” that Detroit had been producing for so long. Although the car was only a little more than four feet high and just fifteen feet in length, it was built to seat six and was offered in both two-door coupe and four-door sedan models.
In February 1960 at the Chicago Auto Show, a sporty two-door club coupe Corvair™ was introduced as a show car—the Corvair™ Monza. The production version appeared within months. Based on the Corvair™ 700 Deluxe series, the Monza featured bucket seats (which now made it a 5-passenger car), optional sun roof and folding rear seat. It was available in a choice of three different interior trims and came with an array of amenities—from dual horns to exterior chrome molding. In all, 11,926 models of the 1960 Corvair™ Monza would be produced.
Named Motor Trend magazine’s "Car of the Year" for 1960, the Corvair™ was a perhaps the most significant automobile of the postwar era—and the Monza was the sportiest of them all.
Now, in celebration of the 50-year anniversary since the launch of the Corvair™, this iconic engineering marvel is re-created in a precision-engineered 1:24 scale model––the 1960 Chevrolet® Corvair™ 50th Anniversary Limited Edition. Authentic in every detail...from the horizontally-opposed engine block to the fin-less rear deck and grille-less front with the button-nose ornament...this authentic re-creation is as unique as the original. Hand-painted in two-toned red and white, your model features a tri-toned interior scheme, all combining to guarantee this die-cast masterpiece a place of pride in your treasured collection.
Limited Edition of 1,500 Worldwide
Approximately 7 1/4" (18.4 cm) in length. Scale 1:24.
•Engine: Flat 6-cylender, OHV, horizontally opposed, rear mounted
•Displacement: 139.6 Cubic Inches
•Horsepower: 80 BHP @4400
•Bore & Stroke: 3.38 x 2.60 Inches
•Induction System: 2 Single Barrel Rochester Carburetors
•Wheelbase: 108 inches
•Doors: Your model's doors are hinged in the front.
•Steering Wheel: The front wheels can be positioned for display.
•Suspension: Your model comes with a functioning suspension.
•Trunk: Your model's trunk opens.
•Hood: As on the original car, the hood is hinged.
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
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
1956 Chevrolet Cameo Pickup Truck - Limited Edition, Franklin Mint
In the mid-fifties, the Chevrolet® Cameo™ pickup ushered in a new era in the steadily growing pickup truck market. Combining tried-and-true Chevy truck utility with fifties passenger car styling, this truck was perfect for introducing the classic pickup to an ever-increasing American Suburbia.
Now, the historic 1956 Chevrolet® Cameo™ pickup truck is re-created in a fully authorized, precision-engineered 1:24 scale replica, crafted in authentic detail by Franklin Mint Precision Models. This premiere edition model is painted in a stunning Omaha Orange with Ivory trim. From the panoramic windshield to the concealed spare tire...from the wooden cargo bed to the powerful V-8 engine...this precision die-cast replica is crafted in meticulous and authentic detail. With just 1,500 pieces available worldwide, these models are sure to sell quickly. So act now to ensure one will have a place in your home!
Task Force Trucks. That’s how the second series of trucks from Chevrolet were introduced when they were introduced on March 25, 1955. Among the new offerings in the series was the sporty Cameo™ Pickup— a vehicle with truck toughness and passenger car amenities and one which would be integral in introducing the classic pickup truck to an ever-increasing American suburbia.
In general, the new series of 1955 trucks offered a sturdy-looking design: square lines and rounded corners. All cab models had a wrap-around panoramic windshield and each model was enhanced with new 12-volt electrical systems, tubeless tires and V-8 engines. It was the Cameo™ Pickup, however, that took the sturdy 1955 truck design and incorporated the styling of automobiles to create a styling trend that continues today.
Chevrolet engineers had dubbed the new vehicle “the suburbanite pickup,” yet to the public it was popularly called the Cameo™. It was a half-ton, high-stylized pickup in the Chevrolet 3100 series and was given fiberglass “skins” over the cargo box to give the rear sections a contemporary look. The Cameo™ initially came only in Bombay Ivory with Commercial Red trim, featured lots of chrome and had red interior trim. But in 1956, the Cameo™ model was offered in eight two-tone combinations. It still had hooded headlights, forward-slanting pillars on the wrap-around windshield, vertical taillights and a cleverly concealed spare tire that was accessed by pulling down the license-plate panel. Other changes in the 1956 model year were the position of side chrome extensions, and V-8-equipped trucks had a chromed V incorporated into the bow-tie emblem.
Perhaps more important than its popularity was the crucial role that Cameo™ played in the development of pickup truck design. For its smooth-sided box and integrated fenders created a look that influenced engineers and designers for years to come—a look that today is a favorite among knowledgeable collectors and automobile enthusiasts everywhere.
Now, the historic 1956 Chevrolet® Cameo™ Pickup Truck is re-created in an authorized, precision- engineered 1:24 scale replica, crafted in authentic detail by Franklin Mint Precision Models. From the panoramic windshield to the concealed spare tire…from the wooden cargo bed to the powerful V-8 engine...your precision die-cast model is crafted in meticulous and authentic detail. Steeped in the history of American automotive design, the 1956 Chevrolet® Cameo™ Pickup Truck Limited Edition is certain to be a showpiece you will treasure for years to come.
Limited Edition of 1,500 worldwide
•Engine: V-8, OHV Optional
•Displacement: (V-8) 265 Cubic Inches
•Horsepower @ RPM: 145 @ 4000
•Bore & Stroke: 3.75 x
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.
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.