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Franklin Mint 1:24 1911 Rolls-Royce Tourer- Ltd Ed of 1500

Reviewed by:   Tony F Perrone
     
  Franklin Mint 1:24 1911 Rolls-Royce Tourer- Ltd Ed of 1500 diecast car
 
 
 

My goodness, did THIS take a while! TFM first released their 1911 vintage Rolls in 1994. Presented as a Limited Edition Roi des Belges, it was painted the classic white with gold and featured plenty of wood, brass and detailing. After all these years the Mint treats us to another gorgeous image of the Tourer, this time as a limited edition of 1500 pieces. We can forget the high society white paint and gloat in public with the flashy red exterior paint trimmed with delicate pinstriping and contrasting beige fabric top and saddle interior.

The big spoked wheels (prior to Dub designation) are also painted in red and there is a ton of brass and wood refinement all over the large automobile. The steering is operative and doors open on beautiful brass-like hinges. The top is static and covered in a great feeling fabric material. Inner door details include embossed Rolls-Royce monograms and sumptuous red carpeting. The dashboard houses a nice gauge package and even the engine looks ‘rich’ in golden brass-like treasure.

The model recreates an automotive icon rich in history from its Spirit of Ecstasy radiator mascot to the exterior trunk that really WAS a trunk carried at the back of the vehicle. The opulence comes through as Franklin finally reprises a magnificent automobile long ago due for a remake in this color configuration and detailing. Job well done.

(09/24/2009)
 
 
  Franklin Mint 1:24 1911 Rolls-Royce Tourer- Ltd Ed of 1500 diecast car

Franklin Mint 1:24 1911 Rolls-Royce Tourer- Ltd Ed of 1500 diecast car

Franklin Mint 1:24 1911 Rolls-Royce Tourer- Ltd Ed of 1500 diecast car

Franklin Mint 1:24 1911 Rolls-Royce Tourer- Ltd Ed of 1500 diecast car

Franklin Mint 1:24 1911 Rolls-Royce Tourer- Ltd Ed of 1500 diecast car

 
 
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