1958 Corvette in Panama Yellow Franklin Mint 1:24 Scale

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Franklin Mint 1958 Corvette Convertible- - Independent Retailer-  Nbr Ltd Ed of 500 diecast car
Customer Rating: 9 stars
  • Year: 1958
  • Brand: Franklin Mint
  • Make: Corvette
  • Code: E507
  • Model: Convertible- - Independent Retailer- Nbr Ltd…
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Color: Panama Yellow
  • Points to redeem: 7,071
  • Note: Rare Model. Last Piece in Stock.

Kudos to Michelle at Mint Models for commissioning TFM to do this little gem. Popular with the Corvette crowd, the ’58 model year is increasing in fan appreciation as time goes on. Essentially a one year offering, it substantially changed the face of Corvette and was not a commanding success when released. The ’53 through ’57 Corvette had single headlights, smooth hood, deck and fender tops. Here comes the remodeled ’58 with a washboard hood, twin chrome spears adorning the trunk lid and quad headlights. But for ’59 the hood louvers were removed to placate the disapproving hoards. The spears were taken off too and the trunk went back to its plain-jane days. So, in essence, this became a one year treat for the people who liked it and more are finding favor with the rarity of its styling today.

Second only to silver in rarity and considered to be a much more prized color, Panama Yellow accounted for 455 Corvettes for 1958. It only came with charcoal interior and made a gorgeous presentation. Michelle enhanced its appeal by adding the auxiliary hard top, fuelie motor and second-color coves. She also had the “Fuel Injection” script and crossed flag badgings made from chrome metal foil and they look terrific. Don’t expect the bells and whistles of a new tech tooling; it is based on FM’s original offering dating back to 1993. What we do have is a gorgeous image of a beautifully period fifties icon and appointed very tastefully.

This model is available for order via email at service@mintmodels.com or by phone at (800) 341-4699. The issue price is $145.

-Tony F Perrone

  • Our Price: $495.00
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