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Britto Salt- och Pepparkar
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Längd 8,5 höjd 7,0 bredd 4,0cm
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1936 Hudson Eight Convertible - Limited Edition, Franklin Mint
Skala 1/24 ca 20cm long
The epitome of innovative design, precision engineering and the attention to detail that keeps Franklin Mint Precision Models simply miles ahead.
By 1936, the Hudson Motor Car Company had established itself as one of Detroit’s leading innovators. Hudson automobiles were the first to feature dual brakes, self-starters, a dash-mounted oil pressure gauge and generator warning lights, as well as the first balanced crankshaft.
The new custom Hudson Eight of ’36 kept that trailblazing tradition alive with the introduction of radial safety control and rhythmic ride suspension. Innovative advances, a more powerful engine, and body styling that was more than easy on the eye, combined to make this Hudson one of the most desirable cars to emerge from the 1930’s.
Now, in commemoration of its 25th Anniversary, Franklin Mint Precision Models created the definitive die-cast re-creation of the automotive icon considered by many the most beautiful car in its era – and, arguably, the most beautiful of all time. And by acting now, you can be among the select few to own this landmark achievement in model-making history.
Hand-painted a dramatic silver and black, the 1936 Hudson Eight is being issued in a special Limited Edition of just 2,500 Worldwide. It will be sent to you with a commemorative medal mounted to the undercarriage.
This sensational precision re-creation of the ’36 Hudson is hand-assembled from more than 150 separate components to capture each authentic detail in the lifelike accuracy for which Franklin Mint Precision Models is world famous. Demand is expected to be high, so to ensure acquiring this rare Limited Edition, it is important that you act soon.
Limited Edition Anniversary Tribute
•Real Cloth convertible top is retractable
•Interior equipped with every gauge, lever, handle and pedal in place.
•Hinged hood opens to reveal every detail of Straight 8 engine.
•Handles actually engage driver and passenger windows.
•Authentic “suicide” doors are fully operable.
•Spare tire features removable shroud.
•Compartment and rumble seats are upholstered in real leather
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Agajanian Special Race Car Diecast , The Franklin Mint
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!
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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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1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Convertible - Limited Edition
This model S/N 200/1500
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.
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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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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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1947 Harley-Davidson Fire Chief Servi-Car - Limited Edition The Franklin Mint
When the alarms sound in the fire station, response time is the only thing that matters. Dispatching a fleet of vehicles prepared for every emergency is no small task. And over the years, it's no wonder that many fire departments put their trust in Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and servi-cars to be first on the scene!
Now, Franklin Mint Precision Models is proud to present the 1947 Harley-Davidson® Fire Chief Servi-Car in a spectacular Limited Edition, precision die-cast replica. For collectors and firefighting buffs, it's a 12-Alarmer! This awesome 1:10 scale model of the ever-reliable Harley-Davidson® servi-car passes inspection with flying colors. Painted a brilliant fire engine-red and hand assembled from over 200 separate components, this authentic model is loaded with operating features. From the precise re-creation of the flathead V-Twin engine to the full complement of working features that includes functional suspension, kickstand and handlebars. Scale size accessories such as first aid kit and chief's helmet make for a powerful tribute to firefighters everywhere.
The original Harley-Davidson® Servi-Car made its appearance in the early 1930s. The three-wheeled utility vehicle was originally designed to be towed behind a newly purchased automobile. Once the car was delivered, the Servi-Car would be released and the dealer rep would ride the vehicle back to the showroom. Soon, the Servi-Car was put to additional uses that included the delivery of parts and roadside assistance for disabled cars and trucks. Harley® advertising of the era even touted the three-wheeler as perfect for small deliveries by druggist, merchant and delivery services.
It was not long, however, before law enforcement and fire departments across the nation realized the advantages of the motorized three-wheeler. When responding to a call, the fire chief's vehicle of choice was the powerful and reliable Servi-Car, which provided him access to places denied larger vehicles.
As a firefighting vehicle, the Servi-Car provides valuable lifesaving duties by speeding first aid supplies to hard-to-access places and by affording a firefighter the means to assess the severity of a given situation.
Packed with authentic detail, your precision model of the 1947 Harley-Davidson® Fire Chief Servi-Car features an exact re-creation of Harley®'s 45-cubic-inch flathead V-Twin engine. It is equipped with an array of scale-size accessories you'd expect to find on an actual vehicle––an axe, first aid kit and fire chief's hat.
Your 1947 Harley-Davidson® Fire Chief Servi-Car Limited Edition is a powerful tribute to firefighters everywhere who put it all on the line for the safety of others.
Limited Edition of 5,000 worldwide
•Engine: 45 Cubic Inch Flathead V-Twin
•Fuel Tank: 3.4 U.S. Gallons
•Bore & Stroke: 3.75 x 4.0
•Transmission Type: Constant Mesh
•Transmission Speed: Three Forward, One Reverse
•Wheelbase: 61 Inches
•Overall Length: 100 Inches
•Overall Width: 48 Inches
•Wheels: The front and rear wheels of your motorcycle roll freely and the front wheel assembly pivots authentically on the frame at its mounting point.
•Suspension: The front wheels also have a replicated suspension.
•Pedals: The brake and clutch foot pedals are hinged to move.
•Rear Storage Compartment: The lid will open to approximately 75º.
•Accessories: The 1947 Harley-Davidson® Fire Chief Servi-Car comes complete with an axe, first aid kit and fire chief's hat.
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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.
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1933 Duesenburg J Victoria Limited Edition, Franklin Mint
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.
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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.