1953 Eldorado Convertible Diecast Model

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Franklin Mint 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible- Nbr Ltd Ed of 1000 diecast car
Customer Rating: 7 stars
  • Year: 1953
  • Brand: Franklin Mint
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Code: E041
  • Model: Eldorado Convertible- Nbr Ltd Ed of 1000
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Color: Blue

I can recall when Franklin Mint first issued this model way back in 1991. In Alpine White, it created a good stir. The collectors liked the subject matter, faithfulness to proportion, stance and overall model execution. Since we were still some years from models that appear ready to be fired up and driven away, as if by 1:24th scale humans, the model commanded attention and decent prices each time it sold on the secondary market. FM reissued the model in 2000, in red, as a limited edition of 9900. This time around, the limit is set at a more collectible 1000 units. With a Pastoral Blue paint job, matching blue and white interior, white ‘up-top’ and contrasting wide white wall tires; I find the model very pleasing and perhaps more than the equal of both previous replicas. The white version lacked pizzazz and the red iteration was overly flashy; at least in some circles. But this class act is just that, classy.

Don’t expect more than the wonderful image itself; the model carries none of today’s glitz and glamour of functioning everything. But what you do get is a well proportioned model, excellent body and panel fit and beautiful paintjob. The wire wheels are fashioned in nice scale and although the engine isn’t ready to be fired up, it is representative of the car itself back then. Let’s face it, if you like the classic ’53 Caddy shape, style and countenance, you will like this image. If you place it among your collection and enjoy looking at the grand old yacht, how often would you be peeking under the hood for all the goodies anyway? This isn’t to say that I would not welcome a revised and totally updated ’53 Eldo, but what you see here is what you get and it IS really nice, all these years later. The issue price is $155.

-Tony Perrone

  • Our Price: $155.00
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