Franklin Mint / 1969 Corvette 427 Sting Ray Coupe / FM DISCONTINUED / 1:24th Scale
Issued in June 1995, this Monaco Orange big block added color and pizzazz to the FM Corvette line-up. It boasts a magnificent engine bay. The gray wiring and accurately color-coded engine components are expertly done. To me, the Corvette form from 1968 to 1972, with high arching fenders and full metal front and rear bumpers, exuded a look of strength, power and potency. Less sophisticated than today's C5, FM captures that nuance wonderfully in this model. The paint is applied smoothly and evenly rich. The decals are sharp and the hood and doors line up the way they should. In fact, the T tops fit precisely, if not securely in place. The side exhaust pipes are well detailed and the door locks are remarkably realistic. If you must have every one of the Corvette series cars or need a good example of the "C3" collection, you can't go far off with this choice.
Part #: VB57