Franklin Mint '48 Tucker

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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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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.

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

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i have a few of these. :D

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

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Nice grab!

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

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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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Very nice Alan.

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