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.
2006 Corvette Z06 Indy 500 Pace Car - Limited Edition The Franklin Mint
The red, white and blue Z06 that led the pack at the Indy 500® proved why Corvette® has been honored as the Indy 500® Pace Car eight times by 2006! Now the icon can be yours in this 1:24 scale re-creation that captures every awesome detail of the actual Vette®.
The automobile chosen to pace the prestigious Indianapolis 500® race has always been considered the best that automotive technology can offer. In 2006 a Chevy® paced the race, for a record 17th time. For the 2006 running the Chevrolet® in question was the Z06 Corvette®, and it's the eighth time for a Corvette® to be leading the pack The fabulous Z06 was based on the C6.R Corvette® racer that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four out of the previous five years.
The 2006 Corvette® Z06 Pace car is virtually identical to the models available to the public. The production Corvette® is so racing-ready that it can handle the rigors of pacing with very few additions necessary. In fact, the only changes made to prepare it for pacing were the addition of strobe lights and racing safety gear. The Z06 with its 505 horsepower is capable of 198 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds. It has sophisticated aerodynamics, a suspension that can handle 1.01 Gs in for cornering and large 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels that are a foot wide in the rear.
Pace cars are expected to endure strenuous use. For example, during the last four Indy 500® races, the Chevy® pace vehicles led the field for a combined 186 laps of the total 800 laps driven. That's 2,000 miles! It's no wonder that the high performance 2006 Corvette® Z06 was eminently suitable for pace car duties. For the 2006 race the Pace car featured a patriotic red, white and blue theme. Graphics included an abstract U.S. flag pattern with "Victory Red" and "Cobalt Blue" ribbons flowing across the car with white stars flanking each side. The Americana graphics were more than appropriate for this most famous of high performance American cars.
Limited Edition 5,000
2008 Corvette LS3 Convertible Indy 500 Pace Car - Limited Edition The Franklin Mint
Your choice of two exclusive editions! For car guys, the sounds of Summer are filled with the cheer of the crowd and the thunderous sound of hundreds of tires blistering over the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Now, to once again honor America’s favorite annual kickoff to Summer, Franklin Mint Precision Models is proud to introduce the 2008 Corvette® LS3 Indy 500® Pace Car in two special Limited Editions! Painted in basic black over silver checkered-flag coves, reminiscent of the first Corvette® Pace Car in 1978, these pace cars lit up the track with their all-new LS3 motors churning out 430 horsepower and a whopping 424 foot pounds of torque.
Franklin Mint Precision Models is proud to announce two exclusive Limited Edition die-cast replicas to honor this historic race. By acting now, you can choose one or both of the spectacular models featured here – Coupe or Convertible – precision replicas of the very cars that paced the 2008 Indianapolis 500® Mile Race. But you better hurry, as these models are strictly limited to just 5,000 each, worldwide.
The 2008 Indianapolis 500® was a unique and landmark year in Corvette® Pace Car history. This would be the 10th – and 5th consecutive – time that a Corvette® was used to pace this nostalgic event. No other car can lay claim to those attainments. 2008 also marked the 30th anniversary since the first Corvette® was used as a Pace Car in 1978. Additionally, this year would be the first time in Pace Car history that more than one car was used to start the race.
The 2008 Corvette® LS3 convertible would be one of the three Corvettes® selected to lead the 33 cars and drivers of the 92nd Indy 500® across the “Yard of Bricks.” To commemorate this 30th anniversary, the '08 LS3 convertible would be painted in basic black over silver checker-flag cove graphics and traditional Indianapolis 500® badges, reminiscent of its 1978 predecessor. However, appearance is where the similarities would end. Performance-wise, this car would literally be miles ahead of the first Corvette® Pace Car, with nearly twice the horsepower of the L82 and suspension and handling technology that was not even dreamed of in 1978. Additionally, the LS3 convertible was equipped with a 6-speed, clutchless paddle shift automatic-mode transmission. To add further distinction, the track car and limited edition replica cars that would be sold to the public would each be signed by two-time Indy 500® winner and world champion, Emerson Fittipaldi.
With all original track car-correct graphics and details like tonneau cover strobe lights, Simpson racing seat belts and fire extinguisher, The Franklin Mint is pleased to offer its faithful 1:24 scale die-cast replica to honor this historic event and unique automobile.
Limited Edition of 5,000 worldwide