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#1 realgone58

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:29 AM

I sold my 1:18 version by Yatming, and picked up this 1:24 version by Franklin Mint. Grabbed it on the 'Bay, no box, described as very nice displayed condition. Total was under $40 bucks delivered. It showed up better than I expected. I did have to give it a bath to clean some dust out, and gave it a nice polishing with some wax. Nothing broken or missing, and no damage! Although after I took these pics, I did notice a couple of door handles that I could straighten out a bit. This particular model is in factory Waltz Blue metallic. Was very happy to add this one to my display case.

 

 

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#2 Harry P.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:23 PM

Very cool. Love that color (it was Mrs. Tucker's favorite color).

 

The only drawback is that FM always had huge panel gaps... DM was much better at tight, in-scale panel gaps. But regardless, that's a beautiful model, and for $40 you can't go wrong.



#3 realgone58

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:04 PM

I noticed that Harry. Really big gaps around the doors. Danbury actually did the first prototype, the one they called the "Tin Goose". I actually like the looks of that car better. (both 1:1 and as a model), but they run significantly higher than these Franklins. 



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:16 PM

Agreed very nice.....I have it and the Modelhaus resin that will become the NASCAR Tucker race car!!!



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:44 AM

i have a few of these. :D

 

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:12 AM

Great score Alan. I love the color as I scored a gold version long ago. Thanks for sharing...



#7 David G.

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 02:36 PM

Nice grab!  

 

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:15 AM

I always liked Tuckers, I thing I still have some of their sales literature around..

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 02:10 PM

Sorry Alan, I gotta one up ya. I found that same Tucker at a garage sale a few years ago...dirty but complete...for $10!!! I cleaned it up, and it looks just like yours! I don't have pics of it...yet. I'll get some soon to post

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:24 PM

Very nice Alan.