Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale

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Franklin Corvette Collection – Small Scale on a Large Scale!

Though millions have been made over six decades, Corvettes are proving to be highly collectible cars. In collector circles, a decent garage in America might not be complete without at least one perfect example – a Corvette wing would be more appropriate. On the practical side, middle aged Vettes are a sheer bargain on the value to starting cost ratio.DSC08246 2014 07 01.1080

There is very wide range of investment opportunities for one to consider. It takes million$ to play at the highest level, however. True car fans will find their own level and playing field. Scale model cars offer a lot of charm for not a lot of money. Though small in stature, there is an equally wide range of product, quality and availability in scale built automotive models.

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Some folks take model collecting seriously. John from Florida combined a deep love for the Corvette form factor with the tenacity of bloodhound. John started this collection in 1987 – over 27 years patiently seeking out the more desirable 2 digit serial numbers. Subscribed to the Franklin Mint for years, John was early in line for the regular and special edition releases. He knew who to call at the Mint to make sure he got the lowest number possible for each. He also trolled online for versions he did not have, focusing on complete numbers matching, lightly used examples. Some of the removable hardtops have never been unwrapped. The Mint ceased production of Franklin Corvette models in 2010, which should improve values for eternity.

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The net result is a near complete lot of 150 Franklin Mint Corvettes – squirreled away for eons in an air-conditioned Florida home. At a delivered cost of $150, some of the models have greatly increased in value in an active market. This sale includes: a rare black 1967 #78 of 150 in original shipping box; approximate value $1000; a complete yellow 1967 Vette is valued near $750; and a 1960 maroon Vette valued around $500. Values are provided for reference only.

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Having amassed that much pleasure from the hunt, there begs the question of now what to do with college for the kids looming? As with a perfect collection of big cars, there is no joy in Whoville for shiny objects that are locked up never to be seen lest they are sneezed or dusted upon.

Do you own a Corvette museum, collection, dealership, or car? American parts supplier? This is a one of a kind lobby display in the making – for sale for the first time. This is a very rare and unique opportunity to hold a near complete history in miniature – a collection curated by an ambitious and very particular Corvette fan. The owner wishes for a good home for the whole collection. Individual cars are not available at this time.

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Serious offers approaching $38,000 for the 150 packaged cars will be considered.

Please contact franklincorvette@xyzdigital.com – provide your name and phone number for more information.

by Randy Berg

Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale 1967 black with red
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale 1967 Yellow
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale 1960 Maroon
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale: 1967 black with red;1967 Yellow;960 Maroon
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale 2009 Black GT1 Z06
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale 2009 Z06
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale
Franklin Corvette Model 1:24 Collection: 150 for sale

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