Franklin Mint 1:24 1930 Cadillac V-16 LWB Imperial Sedan - Al Capone

Reviewed by:   Jay Engel
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Back in the dark days of the Great Depression, when most of the USA was down on its luck, the 1930 CADILLAC V16 LWB SEDAN found its way into the garages of the rich and famous. Even Al Capone selected this car as his personal ride.... and now Franklin Mint has modeled Capone's chariot right down to the gun ports in the rear side windows!!! FM has caught the very essence of this huge, powerful automobile in all its glory. The details abound and are beautifully detailed with seamless craftsmanship.

The assembly is near flawless; the doors, complete with tiny rubber "bumpers" click tightly shut and operate smoothly. The luggage rack unfolds to accept any and all baggage, and there's even a "tinted" sun visor mounted above the windshield! Everything fits together smoothly, evenly, and correctly. The black paint is smooth and even, with the chrome gleaming. The overall aspect is a sight to behold!! There's even Al's white Fedora hat, his briefcase, and even his Tommy Gun are included just to enhance the aura of this magnificent automobile!

Raise a hood panel, and you'll feast your eyes on a most exquisite rendition of the fabled Cadillac V-16 engine. It's fully plumbed and is a real work of art deco...almost "de rigeur" for '30s automotive technology. The engine is a model within itself! This replica is highly recommended!!! The issue price is $120.

(07/08/1998)
 


Franklin Mint 1:24 1930 Cadillac V-16 LWB Imperial Sedan - Al Capone

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Franklin Mint 1:24 1930 Cadillac V-16 LWB Imperial Sedan - Al Capone

Franklin Mint 1:24 1930 Cadillac V-16 LWB Imperial Sedan - Al Capone

Franklin Mint 1:24 1930 Cadillac V-16 LWB Imperial Sedan - Al Capone

Franklin Mint 1:24 1930 Cadillac V-16 LWB Imperial Sedan - Al Capone

Franklin Mint 1:24 1930 Cadillac V-16 LWB Imperial Sedan - Al Capone

Franklin Mint 1:24 1930 Cadillac V-16 LWB Imperial Sedan - Al Capone

Franklin Mint 1:24 1930 Cadillac V-16 LWB Imperial Sedan - Al Capone

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