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Franklin Mint 1:24 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

Reviewed by:   Tom Pine
     
  Franklin Mint 1:24 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost diecast car
 
 
 

I was told the 1:24 scale die cast model of the 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost was the first that The Franklin Mint put out. If that is the case, then it was eminently appropriate for them to commemorate a pioneer vehicle in automotive technology, that still runs after 500, 000+ miles!

For an early vintage model, this one has a surprising amount of fine detail-so necessary on any early automobile scale model. The molded soft-plastic seats have a leather-like look and feel to them. The lids on three of the running board toolboxes hinge open. The firewall is done in aluminum metal and the instrument panel has much in the way of detail. All three passenger compartment doors hinge open. The mounting straps on the spare tire are nicely done. There is lots of fine detailing everywhere you look-right down to an engine crank that turns. In spite of the improvements made to die cast models over the years, this is nonetheless a very presentable model indeed.

The actual 1907 Silver Ghost resides in the Rolls-Royce museum-still in working order. What a proud tribute to the legendary Rolls-Royce reliability it is! If you fancy cars from the dawn of motoring, this model should reside in your personal museum. The issue price is $135.

(09/25/1998)
 
 
  Franklin Mint 1:24 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost diecast car

Franklin Mint 1:24 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost diecast car

Franklin Mint 1:24 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost diecast car

Franklin Mint 1:24 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost diecast car

Franklin Mint 1:24 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost diecast car

Franklin Mint 1:24 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost diecast car

Franklin Mint 1:24 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost diecast car

 
 
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