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.
1958 Ford Edsel Citation - Limited Edition of only 2500 modells, The Franklin Mint
It may be remembered as Ford's $25 million fiasco, but today nearly everyone wishes they owned a '58 Edsel. Now, you can - in the form of a precision-engineered re-creation of one of the most famous icons of the Fifties! Assembled by hand from over 100 separate parts, it captures every distinctive detail - from the famous horse-collar grille and elongated taillights, to the pushbutton gear selector mounted to the steering wheel hub. Working features include operable steering, functional suspension, and a hood that lifts to reveal the fully detailed 410 cid V-8 engine. Own a piece of automotive history.
Today, the Edsel has attained cult status in the annals of American automotive history, and before it had appeared, the 1958 Edsel was perhaps the most eagerly anticipated car in the 1950s. Indeed, the Edsel was the first new nameplate that the Ford Motor Company had introduced in the twenty years since the 1938 Mercury debuted. But it was produced only until 1960, with sales dropping an incredible 89% in that brief time.
The Edsel's design was certainly unique. The vertical front grille and gullwing taillights were unlike anything then on the road. The gear selector was also unusual - a push button box placed into the hub of the steering wheel. The idea behind this design and the entire instrument assembly was to give the driver easy access to the controls.
In addition to the unusual styling, the Edsel was introduced at a time when American auto sales were faltering. In 1954, when the car was first conceived, Americans were buying automobiles in record numbers. But by 1958, a recession had set in and sales, particularly of mid-priced cars like the Edsel, dropped considerably. At a time when established makes were struggling, the chances for success of a new car relatively untested by the public were slim.
Those who did take a chance with the Edsel could choose four models: the Corsair and the Citation, which had a 345-horsepower V8 engine and shared body parts with the Mercury, and the Ranger and the Pacer which had a 303-horsepower V8 engine and shared body parts with the Ford.
Today, the Edsel is coveted by collectors, restored and entered in auto shows around the country, and greatly valued - no doubt for its infamous role in American automotive history. Now, the 1958 Edsel Citation has been re-created by the craftsmen at Franklin Mint Precision Models in a 1:24 scale precision-engineered model. Authentically researched and meticulously crafted, the 1958 Edsel Citation captures every detail of the original, from the unusual front grille to the 410 cubic inch V8 engine.
Limited Edition of 2,500
•Engine: OHV V-8
•Displacement: 410 Cubic Inches
•Horsepower: 345 HP @ 4600 RPM
•Bore & Stroke: 4.20 x 3.70 Inches
•Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
•Suspension: Independent, Coil Springs
•Transmission: Edsel Teltouch Drive (Automatic)
•Induction System: Holley Four-Barrel Carburetor
•Brakes: Duo-Servo, Hydraulic Drum
•Steering Wheel: The front wheels can be positioned for display.
•Trunk: Your model's trunk opens to an approximate 45-degree angle.
•Doors: Your model's doors are hinged in the front.
•Hood: As on the original car, the hood is hinged.
1919:- -4% (1999:-)
Ford Model T Convertible - Limited Edition The Franklin Mint
It's as if the word icon was coined expressly for the Ford Model T. The car that put America on wheels cuts a new path through history--in the form of a spectacular precision model. It’s loaded with true-to-life detail. The seats are upholstered with real leather; the dash and firewall are adorned in wood veneer. As a final touch, the radiator frame and cap, wheel hubs, headlights and lamps bear the look of burnished brass.
By 1908, the American landscape had changed. Slowly but steadily, horse-drawn carriages and wagons made way for another kind of horse-powered vehicle, as more and more automobiles appeared on the nation's roads. By that same year, some 140,000 automobiles had been registered in the U.S. There was no denying that the U.S. was on the move. The only thing lacking: a motorcar the average American could afford.
Enter Henry Ford, the visionary whose Model T, or Tin Lizzie as it would eventually be called, changed things forever.
In a production run lasting between 1908 and 1927, more than 15 million Model Ts were produced. In the inaugural year of 1908, customers could choose models painted red, gray or green. By the following year, blue had been added to the Model T spectrum. The bulk of the historic Model Ts appeared after 1913, for that was the year Ford introduced the moving assembly line. In order to save valuable time in his quest to produce as many Model Ts as possible, Ford determined that each car be painted the same color: black. However, it has been estimated that more than 30 different types of black paint were used for the myriad number of parts that went into the assembly of a Model T. Moreover, black was a more economical choice, enabling Ford to keep the price of each model within reach of the average wage earner.
With the introduction of the famous Ford assembly line, every Model T was exactly the same, even down to that basic black color. But perhaps a bit of Henry Ford's feisty spirit lived in each of his Flivvers, as they were sometimes called. For all its dependable ways, its simplicity and superiority, the Model T had a certain whimsy, an unpredictable side that often confounded its owner. Yet in this respect, the car was almost human and people tended to deal with its temperamental ways with a sort of cherished affection.
Initially, use of the Model T was restricted to pleasure driving. Sunday trips for places 25 miles distant could now be planned without buying train tickets for the whole family. Relatives could stay in touch. A fair or concert out of town was within reach. In this way, the dependable little Model T did more than offer basic transportation. It opened up horizons and forever changed the way Americans lived.
Limited Edition of 1,500
•Doors: As on the real Model T, your model has three doors; one in the front by the passenger, the other two in the rear. The spare tire’s mounting location blocks the location of a fourth door. The front door is hinged at the front and the rear doors are hinged at the rear.
•Steering: The front wheels can be positioned for display.
•Wheels: The road wheels actually roll. The spare is non-removable.
•Crank Handle: As on the real Model T, the crank handle to start the engine is located just beneath the radiator, facing forward. Gently turn it to simulate the motion.
•Hood: The hood opens revealing the Model T four-cylinder engine
1933 Ford Deluxe Tudor Police Car w/Trailer - Limited edition , Franklin Mint
Calling all Cars. Calling all Cars.
Your ticket to police excitement can be heard through the roar of the siren as this 1933 Ford Tudor police car races through Chicago in pursuit of mob bosses and scofflaws. Feel the gangster danger, the ratt-a-tatt of the Tommy Gun and the sound of victory as the long arm of the law prevails and calm is restored. Your 1933 Ford Tudor police car comes complete with a loaded service trailer with period-correct accessories and vintage signage.
In the 1930s, the police had a formidable job. Due in part to Prohibition, organized crime was rampant in many U.S. cities. Chicago was the home or operating base for much of this illegal activity. The Chicago police had to contend with the mob syndicate and infamous personalities like Al Capone and John Dillinger, who operated illegal liquor stills and breweries. Daily bank robberies were not unusual.
Police raids were commonplace and many times the mob was better armed than the good guys. One key element toward the success of the police back then - and today - was their vehicles. The police had to "fight fire with fire." They needed a chase car that was, at the very least, as fast and reliable as the mobsters' cars. Since the 1933 Ford Deluxe V-8 was the get-away car of choice for many crime bosses, law enforcement incorporated the same vehicle into their stable. Among the fans of the Ford was 1933 "Public Enemy Number One," John Dillinger. He once wrote Henry Ford an unsolicited testimonial, praising the performance and styling of his own "hot" '33 Deluxe. As such, there was no better police chase vehicle than the 1933 Ford Deluxe V-8. The thick steel on the doors served to slow the barrage of bullets from ensuing machine gun battles, the 221 cubic inch V-8 engine with aluminum heads gave the needed horsepower to carry reinforcements and ammunition to the scene. With a top speed of 78 mph, the ’33 Ford Deluxe V-8 police cars leveled the playing field.
The Franklin Mint is pleased to offer this 1:24 scale die-cast tribute to the law enforcement vehicle of times past. Our Chicago "mob squad" automobile comes fully equipped to handle the most ruthless of gangsters and mob bosses. Not only does it faithfully replicate the most coveted crime-fighting cruiser of the day, it also comes with a fully stocked arsenal in tow with the era-correct police trailer.
Limited Edition 2.500 World Wide
•Doors: As on the real car, the front doors are hinged at the rear and swing backward.
•Steering: The front wheels can be positioned for display.
•Seats: The front seats are designed to fold forward.
•Hood: The hood opens to an approximate 90-degree angle.
•Wheels: The wheels on your model are designed to roll.
•Hitch: The trailer may then be swung in either direction for display.
•Trailer Lid: The trailer lid is hinged and can be opened and closed.
•Drop Door: The trailer has been engineered with a drop door that hinges downward.
1949 Ford Custom Convertible - Limited Edition only 1.949 , The Franklin Mint
After WWII, Ford Motor Company was struggling to stay alive. The "wiz kids," as the team of engineers and stylists was known, answered with the 1949 Ford and high hopes of rescuing the failing manufacturer. The impact of the radical new "propeller" styling, coupled with the time-proven 100 bhp flathead V-8, exceeded their expectations and launched Ford to a historic rebound. We offer this faithful re-creation, fit for a hero. Proudly display the "spinning propeller" style grille and fully detailed 239 V-8 engine.
Limited Edition of 1,949
Elvis Presley's 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C - Limited Edition Only 1.000 The Franklin Mint
Elvis® lit up the screen with high-speed excitement and drama in a number of major motion pictures, but his #11 Shelby® Cobra® from his 22nd movie, "Spinout," would go on to be one of the most recognizable Shelby® Cobras® in the world.
Limited Edition of 1,000 worldwide
Längd: 18,4 cm
2399:- -4% (2499:-)
1955 Ford Thunderbird Capitol Records Celebrity - Limited Edition Only 1.000, The Franklin Mint
An A-List Original
In 1955, the flamboyant Ford Thunderbird burst onto the automotive scene…by way of the red carpet. An unrivaled harmony of power, elegance and innovation, the T-Bird was originally bought by Capitol Records Company as a courtesy car for the biggest recording artists and movie stars of the day. Marilyn™, Elvis® and Bing were among a long list of Hollywood elite holding the coveted keys to the one-and-only Capitol Records’ ‘55 Black T-Bird.
Limited Edition of only 1,000 worldwide
Längd: 20,3 cm