Franklin Mint 1:16 1913 Ford Model T Delivery Truck- Jack Daniel's (1:16)

Reviewed by:   Tony F. Perrone
     
 

If you use our Car List & Reviews search engine, putting in the term, “Franklin 1913 Ford Model T Delivery Truck”, you’ll get results showing six 1:16th scale delivery vehicles, or what I would term, ‘C-Cab delivery trucks’.

The Franklin Mint made a sizable number of 1:16th scale vehicles, both in auto and truck form. But these larger scale older Ford commercial delivery trucks seem to call to me. Especially the 1913 Model T C-Cabs. Franklin made the Police Wagon first. It was issued in April of 1998. In December of 1999, they made three more Model T Deliveries. One was a Coca-Cola C-Cab; another was the Colt Firearms truck and the third was this Jack Daniel’s delivery vehicle.

Three years later, in August of 2002, they released a new iteration, the 2002 Christmas C-Cab dressed in holiday finery. The last one issued was in December of 2002 and it was a FoMoCo, Ford Motor Company, delivery truck.

Enhancing the pleasure of owning one of these lively livery vehicles, is the specific-to-the-brand accessories that come with them. I earlier chronicled the Colt Firearms truck in photos and they showcase six cartons of firearms. As a long-time collector, I determined that they are, now-collectible, pre-war revolvers. And as you would reasonably expect, this Jack Daniel’s delivery truck comes with a similarly prized cache; six barrels of whiskey, filled to their brims with Jack Daniel’s ‘Old No. 7’, the world’s top-selling whiskey.* (*Reference: thespiritsbusiness.com & other online authorities)

Each delivery truck has proprietary livery and the painting on this one mimics their famous product, solid black with white ornate lettering, red spoked wheels, pinstriped in white, and adorned with real wood running boards and proper brass furnishings front and rear. Along with the headlamps and taillight, the manual horn is also brass plated. Of course, the model’s steering wheel turns the front tires and the driver may fold the windscreen down to gather more air when needed. The hinged rear doors latch closed but opening them up fully presents a large cargo hold where you may display all, or part, of the 6-barrel payload.

Obviously TFM no longer makes these wonderful little treasures so the secondary market is the only place to find them. They all have appeared for sale, in various places in their various iterations and it is difficult to say which is the most readily available and which is the hardest to find. Only two of them were released as and considered limited editions. The first was the Christmas Edition, limited to 5000 pieces and the FoMoCo at 3000 units. If you have the opportunity to snag one of these, I really don’t think you’ll be sorry; they carry a truckload of smiles.

(07/31/2020)
 


Franklin Mint 1:16 1913 Ford Model T Delivery Truck- Jack Daniel's (1:16)

Franklin Mint 1:16 1913 Ford Model T Delivery Truck- Jack Daniel's (1:16)

Franklin Mint 1:16 1913 Ford Model T Delivery Truck- Jack Daniel's (1:16)

Franklin Mint 1:16 1913 Ford Model T Delivery Truck- Jack Daniel's (1:16)

Franklin Mint 1:16 1913 Ford Model T Delivery Truck- Jack Daniel's (1:16)

Franklin Mint 1:16 1913 Ford Model T Delivery Truck- Jack Daniel's (1:16)

Franklin Mint 1:16 1913 Ford Model T Delivery Truck- Jack Daniel's (1:16)

Franklin Mint 1:16 1913 Ford Model T Delivery Truck- Jack Daniel's (1:16)

Franklin Mint 1:16 1913 Ford Model T Delivery Truck- Jack Daniel's (1:16)