1957 Chrysler 300C Diecast Model

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Franklin Mint 1957 Chrysler 300C Convertible- Independent Retailer- Nbr Ltd Ed of 500 diecast car
Customer Rating: 9 stars
  • Year: 1957
  • Brand: Franklin Mint
  • Make: Chrysler
  • Code: E158
  • Model: 300C Convertible- Independent Retailer- Nbr L…
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Color: Forest Green

This is the second limited edition release sponsored by Main Street Products USA. Following on the heels of the 1941 Lincoln, in white, this 300C looks dynamite in green. Specifically, Forest Green metallic. A special order color for the 300C in 1957, it was very rare. Of the 484 convertibles built that year, Chrysler history tells us that only one precious car was factory painted in that color. Well, not quite so rare as that, this model is nonetheless rare with only 500 pieces being made of the classy car.

FM’s previous ’57 300C was released in 1998 in black. The green metallic, ever so minutely scaled, really sets off the classic lines of the big car. The tan up top, boot and interior help contrast the diecast really well. Aside from the color change, Main Street Products USA had FM craft some marvelous wire wheels, period correct, for the model. It helps cast a totally different look on the piece from the prior issue.

Panel fit is excellent, all doors, trunk lid and hood squaring up nicely and displaying no undue gapping at all. There is impressive detail for a model initially crafted so long ago. The right drive wheel turns the drive shaft while the non-drive wheel just goes along for the ride like the 1:1 original. The suspension functions flawlessly and the interior still exhibits great attention to authenticity in seats, door panels and dash accoutrements. There’s an awful lot to like under the hood too. Wiring, battery cabling, hoses and tiny labels all give the allusion of reality. If you like Chrysler products or just have to have the small edition issues, this one has your name all over it. Up close and personal, it’s a sharp looking replica of a very rare car indeed. ETA is scheduled for 12/05.

-Tony Perrone

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