INCLUDING THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. THIS CAR IS A VERY RARE AND BEAUTIFUL CAR.YOU JUST WANT TO JUMP IN AND DRIVE AWAY. Ford thought so much of this innovative attempt to combine the fun of a convertible with the noise and weather advantages of a hardtop, that they presented President Eisenhower with a set of keys to the first one to roll off the assembly line. Though one of FM's earlier efforts, and lacking some of the current refinements, this excellent 1:24 scale model has its share of details.
There's a decent amount of detailing under the hood (no wires), right down to the "Thunderbird" name on the valve covers of the scaled-down Thunderbird Special, 312 cubic inch V-8. The interior looks nice with its two-tone red and white upholstery (the seat backs don't tilt, however) and simulated carpeting. There are sun visors, but the dash details are of the decal variety. The undercarriage is a wealth of detailing that clearly shows the Ford "X" frame and many of the other suspension members.A nice touch is the dual exhausts sticking out the back. The chrome parts are nicely done and accurately rendered. By far the standout feature is the fully articulated hardtop that neatly folds into the trunk! Even the "picnic basket" storage bin is included- a nice touch. If you thought the car was cool, this model's for you. The red and white version is discontinued but it is currently available in black and white (see review). (06/03/1999) The red version has a slight paint scheme error at the rear.
The correct appearance would show the red following the line of the upper edge of the rear bumper rather than running straight across at the height of the top of the licens plate. The black version shows the correct appearance in this regard. The item "FRANKLIN MINT 1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 SKYLINER 1/24 SCALE DIE-CAST CAR NEW WithCOA" is in sale since Monday, February 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Diecast & Toy Vehicles\Cars, Trucks & Vans\Contemporary Manufacture". The seller is "big-boys-toyz" and is located in Glendale, Arizona.This item can be shipped worldwide.