For more than four decades, the Franklin mint has created treasured collectibles and works of fine art that have touched the lives of people throughout the world. From dolls and games to die cast models, the Mint’s gifted artisans craft keepsakes that can be passed down through the generations.
One such line of collectibles that bring joy to auto aficionados everywhere are their line of Diecast. These exquisitely detailed models are collectible pieces of automobile history, representing each of the classic manufacturers along with their iconic vehicles. So while many car lovers won’t have the ability to own their own classic Corvette or Mustang, the Franklin mint has a diecast model with their details intact. Sure, you won’t have the capacity to take it round the block for a spin, but it’s the next most sensible thing to owning the genuine article.
The Franklin Mint’s line of diecast cars covers both domestic and foreign vehicle classics. On the domestic side, the major manufacturers such as Chevy, Ford, Plymouth and Cadillac are well represented.
For Chevy, it is impossible ignore the Mint’s Corvette diecast models. Their 1965 Corvette Stingray is an ideal representation of this classic vehicle in most its glory. The mint captures all the car’s details, down to the bulge hood, flip-up headlights and hinged fuel cap. Plus, any car aficionado will swoon with just one glance at the recreation from the Corvette’s 396 Turbo Big Jet Block engine. The Franklin Mint’s 1965 Corvette Stingray is hand crafted having a body created from real fiberglass, just like the true version. Also, just like the actual vehicle, you will find a limited quantity of these models being designed for sale worldwide.
With Ford, The Franklin Mint pays homage to a number of different classic Mustangs from the 1960’s for the present, however it is their model of the 1965 Shelby Mustang that stands right out of the pack. This precision engineered 1:24 scale replica is authentic in every single detail, from your blue striping for the roaring 289 HiPo V-8 Shelby Cobra engine. The hood is even manufactured from fiberglass, just like that of the specific car. Even better, every piece of information of the Franklin Mint’s replica in the 1965 Shelby Mustang has become authenticated by Carol Shelby himself.
The Franklin Mint’s line of Plymouth diecast model cars fittingly pays tribute with their line of 1970’s muscle cars, with all the 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda 440 6-pack. Though this car technically ended the muscle car era, today it stands as a cult classic that is among the most desired muscle cars to obtain. Thankfully, the Franklin Mint has created a replica of this vehicle which is the next best thing towards the real car. The Cuda got its “6 Pack” moniker from your trio of two-barrel carburetors fitted for the 440cid engine. This car also has an exceptional grille, “fender gills” and quad headlamps. Hand-painted Triple Black, most of these elements are recreated inside the Franklin Mint’s model, making it possible to share the legend of the ‘Cuda with your loved ones for years to come.
Another iconic brand that has long been considered an American Classic will be the Cadillac. Nowadays, we think about the Escalade as the symbol of luxury as well as the embodiment from the American dream. But back inside the 1950’s it was about Elvis and the legendary pink Cadillac. Fittingly, the Franklin Mint features a replica of just that. The 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood was as much of a social statement since it had been a thing of beauty. It was a symbol of success for Elvis that exuded his over-the-top rock ‘n roll persona. The Franklin Mint’s replica Cadillac Fleetwood is modeled right after the car Elvis gave his mama. It features over 175 hand-assembled components including operating features as well as Elvis’ favorite guitar: the Martin D28.
For fans of foreign sports cars, the Franklin Mint has types of the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera as well as the Porsche 997 GT3 that will have speed demons licking their chops with envy. The Mint’s 1:18 scale diecast replica of the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera is available in Nero Noctis/Metallic Black and features a workable controls and opening doors, trunk and hood. It also has a detailed undercarriage and engine compartment.
The Porsche 997 GT3 RS Black Die-cast Model is a 1:12 scale precision replica of the actual Porsche 997 GT3 RS “warp speed” vehicle; probably the most successful selling 911 in the company’s history. The model version features 448 separate metal and plastic parts that include photo-etched planes, metal wiring, screws and nuts. Though you can’t take this hzleev to get a 187 mph joy ride, the specifics in this model can make you proud to possess such a high quality collectible.
The concept of surprising the auto aficionado in your life with their dream vehicle this holiday season mostly exists only in car commercials. But thanks to the Franklin Mint’s diecast auto replicas, the dream can be considered a reality. Though the truth is on the noticeably smaller scale, the facts and craftsmanship within the Franklin Mint’s models will make them a great gift that your family will cherish for years to come.