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!
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
Plymouth 1970 HEMI Cuda Mod Top Limited Edition Franklin Mint
It was a time when horsepower ruled. Chrysler made its mark with its HEMI® engine and the undeniable leader, the Plymouth Barracuda. Combining the powerhouse engine and the Barracuda design, Chrysler reached the pinnacle of Muscle Car production, with the meanest, most powerful ‘Cuda ever.
Worldwide Limited Edition 1,000
Muscle Cars were heard revving their engines at every street light. From the late 1960s to the early 1970s, car manufacturers kept upping the ante so that each new offering boasted more power, larger engines and more pizzazz! In this competitive spirit, automobiles were designed to out-drag, out-rev and out-gas-guzzle each other.
Truly, one of the leaders of this pack was Chrysler, who made its mark among the Muscle Cars with its Hemi® engine. And among Chrysler’s Hemi®-equipped cars, the leader was undoubtedly the Plymouth Barracuda. With the combination of the Hemi® engine and the Barracuda design, Chrysler had reached the pinnacle of Muscle Car production, for it was the meanest, most powerful, fastest Barracuda ever to cruise the streets of America.
The 1970 Hemi® ’Cuda had a huge Shaker scoop that was standard on the 426 Hemis®, underneath which sat a power that had few equals. With twin Carter AFB (aluminum four-barrel) carburetors, the 426 Hemi® produced an extraordinary 425 horsepower, an engine that certainly could flex its muscle at any straight-away. Complementing this reputation for speed and enhancing the ’Cuda’s appeal was the car’s Rallye Instrument Cluster, which included a 150mph speedometer and an 8,000 rpm tachometer.
The groovy ’60s were fading away, but the fashion and “flower power” vibe were in full swing at your local Plymouth dealership. In 1970, the floral-patterned “mod top” could be ordered from the factory in place of the standard black or white vinyl tops on the Barracuda and ’Cuda lines. You could order your car with or without matching mod top interior, depending on your “groove.” Several other patterns and colors were available throughout the Chrysler model lines. However, only one HEMI®-powered ’Cuda was ever delivered from the factory with the mod top option as originally installed.
Now, this one-of-a-kind rarity is re-created in an authorized, precision-engineered replica, crafted in authentic detail by Franklin Mint Precision Models. From the fully detailed re-creation of that massive Hemi® under the hood to the “hockey stick” graphics on the fenders and Rallye Instrument Cluster, your 1970 Plymouth Hemi® ’Cuda Mod Top Limited Edition is certain to be a treasured showpiece in your die-cast collection.
Approximately 7 3/4" (19.7 cm) in length. Scale 1:24.
1958 Chrysler 300D - Limited Edition, Franklin Mint
The legendary Chrysler 300 letter series cars are the first true Muscle Cars of the modern performance era. Franklin Mint Precision Models is proud to present the "D" series Chrysler 300 letter car that has it all. The dramatic sweeping rear fenders, stunning tail fins and dramatic grille all contribute to the moniker "Beautiful Brute" coined by the automotive press. Available in a Limited Edition of just 2,500 pieces worldwide, your 1958 Chrysler 300D convertible is destined to become a shelf-top classic, just like the coveted original.
Limited Edition of 2,500 worldwide
If the Chrysler 300 was a reckoning force on the track, you could not tell by its appearance, for it was a truly elegant automobile. With a broad, scowling front grille and long, sweeping tail fins, the 1957 300C was a particular favorite among automobile enthusiasts — lean and stylish. In 1958, Chrysler returned to the market with only minor changes to the already successful 300C and presented the 300D to the anxious public. Well-known mystery-adventure novelist and car collector Clive Cussler owned this exact car as part of a large collection of automobiles, which often featured prominently in his novels. For the first time ever, Chrysler offered fuel injection as an optional engine feature. Although many people did not check this option when it came time to order, the automotive press made notice of yet another advancement in the Chrysler line. Now, the 1958 Chrysler 300D Convertible "Beautiful Brute" is re-created in an authorized, precision-engineered 1:24 scale die-cast replica, crafted in authentic detail by Franklin Mint Precision Models. From the grille to the tail fins...from the powerful 392cid V-8 engine to the lush interior...your 1958 Chrysler 300D Convertible is certain to be a showpiece that you will treasure for years to come.
•Engine: V-8, OHV HEMI
•Displacement: 392 cubic inches
•Horsepower: 375 hp @ 5,200 RPM
•Compression Ratio: 9.25:1
•Bore & Stroke: 4.00 x 3.90
•Induction System: Twin 4 BBL Carburetors
•Suspension: Torsion Bar (front)
•Overall Length: 219.2 inches
•Width: 78.8 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.
1971 Dodge Challenger Indy 500 Pace Car - Limited edition The Franklin Mint
Too hot to handle!
Here’s your chance to own the quintessential die-cast model of arguably the most famous pace car in Indy® history. Every detail of the original is captured to sweet perfection—from the distinctive grille and the intricately detailed re-creation of the powerful V-8 OHV engine to the bright "HEMI Orange" paint job and authentic Indy 500® emblems. Order now and see why Franklin Mint Precision Models sets the pace in engineering excellence.
Setting the pace in die-cast collectibles, this model is assembled by hand, hand-painted, hand-finished and features functioning steering, road wheels and suspension.
Nineteen-seventy-one marked the first time in 17 years that a Dodge had been selected as the pace car at the Indianapolis 500®. Overall, it was the sixth time that a Chrysler-made automobile had been so honored.
The pace car tradition at Indy® dates back to the very first running of the Memorial Day event in 1911, when a Stoddard-Dayton Model 11-A did the honors. Sometimes referred to as the safety car, the pace car, as the name implies, sets the pace for the field under the yellow, or caution, flag. In the majority of instances, whenever the pace car is on the track, competitors must hold their positions, never passing the pace car or other drivers.
Typically, the selection of an Indy® pace car is announced to the public several weeks before the race. And typically, that is where the story ends, other than the manufacturers producing a series of replicas for sale to enthusiasts. But in 1971, the Challenger made history of a different sort to become, arguably, the most renowned pace car in the Brickyard’s® history.
Your Limited Edition, 1:24 scale model of the 1971 Dodge Challenger Indy 500® Pace Car matches every detail of the original. Hand-painted a bright "HEMI Orange," this superb model sets the pace for accuracy and engineering excellence.
Limited Edition of 5,000
•Engine: V-8 OHV
•Horsepower: 230 HP
•Displacement: 318 CID
•Torque: 320 Pound per Foot @ 2000 RPM
•Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
•Bore & Stroke: 3.91 X 3.31
•Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic
•Induction System: 1 x 4 BBL 4
•Steering: Use the steering wheel to position the front wheels for display.
•Hood: As on the real automobile, your model’s hood is hinged and opens to approximately a 45 degree angle.
•Doors: Hinged at the front, the doors open to approximately a 45-degree angle.
•Gas Cap: Hinged in front, the gas cap opens from the rear.
•Trunk: The trunk opens to an approximate 45-degree angle.
•Suspension: The suspension moves approximately 1/8".
•Driveshaft: The driveshaft rotates when one of the rear wheels is turned.
•Folding Seats: Front seats may be tilted forward and back to demonstrate the folding feature.