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Franklin Mint - 1:43 - 12x model cars of the Fifties

Franklin Mint - 1:43 - 12x model cars of the Fifties

Franklin Mint - 1:43 - 12x model cars of the Fifties
Very good - With wooden shelf

The Classic Cars of the Fifties

Franklin Mint scale models 1:43 diecast. Complete set of 12 cars with display shelf and book.
In 1987 Franklin Mint issued the first series of twelve classic American cars of the Fifties. The cars represented most of the categories from the sport convertible Chevrolet Corvette to the Cadillac Eldorado cruiser. Complete with realistic details, colours, opening doors and hoods revealing precision interiors and engine compartments.
In the book there is an information sheet for each car, accompanied by a reproduction of an original magazine advertisement.
This set has been displayed for a little over a year when it was first issued, and have been stored in a box for the last 30 years, so is in near mint condition.

The cars are:
* 1953 Studebaker Starliner
* 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
* 1951 Mercury Monterey
* 1958 Edsel Citation Convertible
* 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
* 1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible
* 1950 Ford Station Wagon
* 1956 Ford Thunderbird
* 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
* 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
* 1950 Chrysler Town & Country,
* 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

Project Classic Cars of the Fifties was supported by massive advertising in magazines. The models were sold by subscription system. Customers who ordered the entire series were awarded the 50's styled display shelf crafted of hard wood as a bonus. The original price of each model was $55 in 1987.

Lot details
No. of items
Franklin Mint
Marque/Model Type
12x model cars of the Fifties
Multiple colours
Very good
With wooden shelf
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