Franklin Mint / 1971 Corvette Coupe / Fiberglass Edition / 1:24th Scale
War Bonnet Gold
This is the 1970 Corvette convertible, this model is fiberglass. FMís choice, here, was to go with the saddle interior and big block power plant. The hot option that year was the RPO LS6, a 454 cubic inch mill pumping out 425 tire-shredding ponies on steroids. FM has made great strides recently in forging ahead with new toolings. This Vetteís adaptation is an ideal representation of that when viewed alongside their previous Corvette models. The headlights are operational, the suspension articulates and even the steering dampening piston functions. All emblems and insignias are chrome metal foiled and more dimensional than past tampo usage. These babies are realistic. Opening up to the interior, the saddle seating offers a conservative color contrast to the exterior. Itís rich. Black accents abound on the dash, console and steering wheel. The seats exhibit fabric belts with photo-etch belt ends and the seats fold forward to reveal the storage area well. The chassis looks great with fabricated brake lines in metal and the exhaust is authentically replicated. The engine bay was the topic of most conversation on these cars and so it is on this issue. The graphics on the chrome air cleaner are sharp, well defined and scaled. The wiring was done well and the accurate color shading of components such as vacuum canister and master cylinder is spot on. Donít look for wipers, they were covered by a vacuum-operated panel when not in use.
Part #: E272
Condition: Mint in the Box w/ Papers