Franklin Mint / 1939 Ford Deluxe Convertible Coupe - 1939's World Fair / 1:24th Scale


     The darling of the Ford Expo at the 1939 World's Fair in New York, the new car sat on a 112" wheelbase, was powered by a 221 cubic inch flathead V8 that produced 90 horsepower. For most, it was love at first sight.

    I handled the prototype at Pebble Beach 9/2000 and I marveled at the wind-up windows. Not pull-up, but actually hand (finger tip) actuated. It was a little rough. The production example is perfect! Aside from being a visually appealing automobile, the details of the model enhance the owner's enjoyment. The rumble seat opens and the suspension has just the proper 'give' to allow realistic stance and functionality. From the engine bay back, the details seem somehow more refined. The plug wiring and fuel line to the downdraft carburetor are excellent. The windshield post antenna and even the pattern on the steps to the rumble seat were given ample attention. Instead of painted/simulated details, we have chrome strips, perfectly aligned, from front to rear and down the middle of the hood. They are imbedded in the beautiful blue bodywork. The seats have a new feel of vinyl. The tire compartment lifts and the seats tilt forward to reveal the spare. Both the up top and boot, finished in a delicate texture is very realistic.

from the "Peterson TLC" Franklin Mint Collection Condition 1 or -1

  • This storage find was purchased directly from Franklin Mint & all boxes were opened for inspection only, never removed from their styrofoam.

  • They were then stored in dry, climate controlled. Never displayed!

  • Original tissue & protective packing materials are intact.

  • All models I inspected are Tier 1 condition New in Box or Tier -1 Near Mint in Box

  • Since the models were properly stored the paint is glossy, dust free, no rash, like-new.

  • All models include collectors portfolio booklet or certificates of authenticity.

  • Older releases from the 1980s-1990s have fair boxes while newer releases have excellent condition original white boxes some with pencil writing on end flap

  • Tru-Mint Guaranteed or Your Money Refunded! Free Return Label Included if not completely satisfied. TLCFM

Part #: YF77

Condition: Like New Storage Find-New in box w/papers

Price: 0.00

Status: No Stock

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