1957 Chrysler 300C Convertible - Ltd Ed of 500 Diecast Model

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Franklin Mint 1957 Chrysler 300C Convertible - Independent Retailer Ltd Ed of 500 diecast car
Customer Rating: 9 stars
  • Year: 1957
  • Brand: Franklin Mint
  • Make: Chrysler
  • Code: E129
  • Model: 300C Convertible - Independent Retailer Ltd E…
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Color: Regimental Red
  • Note: See pix and review

Do we REALLY need another FM 1957 Chrysler? If done in Regimental Red, then absolutely, YES!

The Chrysler Corporation had some issues with paint back in the mid fifties. There were some inconsistencies with choices from year to year and they would often carry over and/or discontinue previously chosen hues or modify existing shades from one sales arena to another at the drop of a hat. An example of this would be the three carry-over colors from 1956 to 1957. Not as readily seen on 1:1’s they were Cloud White, Sovereign Blue and this little dandy, Regimental Red. Also for 1957, Chrysler utilized two forms of Regatta Blue Poly. On the west coast the color became Velvet Blue Poly, but you get the idea. A popular red for the 1957 Chrysler was Gauguin Red. I’ve always liked that shade on that particular car. It had subtle overtones, offensive to few. But looking at the same car in Regimental Red you come to the realization that there is no compromise in the color; it is a masculine statement of “I refuse to blend in” red with a touch of “get out of my way, I’m coming through” tossed in to the mix.

As with their previous issue of this car in Forest Green, also a very limited production run of 500 pieces, this little red hot number is stunning in detail and build quality. All body parts exhibit excellent fit, finish and workmanship. The driveshaft rotates when the rear wheels turn, the interior, engine bay and trunk are expertly crafted and even the up-top interior is well defined. With the boot off and the up-top in place, FM even thought to simulate a ‘wrinkle pattern’ of the top well liner as seen through the rear convertible top’s window. Very realistic. Once again Main Street Products USA had FM press the new wire wheels into service here and they look as grand as ever; maybe even better on this flashy paint scheme. They seem to go very well with red, sort of a bling, bling thing! Talk about standing out in a crowd. With over-the-top styling; just feast your peepers on those massive tail fins, in arrest-me-red attire and with the top down, you may as well make the same statement as a fire in a dynamite factory!

Ride height is flawless, even with the fully operational suspension. Top and boot fit is spot on and the overall proportional view of the car is perfect. The engine detailing remains a highlight of the diecast and displays all the top facets of today’s tech.

-Tony Perrone

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