Franklin Mint American Graffiti 32 Ford 5 Window Deuce Coupe Hot Rod 1:24, MIB. In 1973, George Lucas produced a low-budget film tribute to the early Sixties, named American Graffiti. It caught on with the American Public in a big way.
The cast featured little-known actors named Harrison Ford, Suzanne Somers, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Charles Martin Smith, Bo Hopkins, Candy Clark and Mackenzie Phillips. For car buffs, however, the real star was the cherry, canary yellow,'32 Ford "Deuce Coupe" hotrod featured in the big race scene against a black'55 Chevy rod. It didn't end well for the Chevy. Franklin Mint has recreated that yellow bullet in 1:24 scale - right down to the THX-138 license plate (Lucas' tongue-in-cheek reference to his first film, THX 1138). This model has the features we look for in die cast images these days: working rear suspension, tilt-out windshield, fully dressed engine, a trunk that opens, and hinged (not dogleg) doors.
It's painted in glossy canary yellow, with true-to-scale chromed wheels and headers. There's a black, simulated cloth roof insert and a chromed tubular bumper out back. Dainty, bicycle-style fenders cover the front tires (and move with them when they turn). Under-carriage details are crisp and plentiful. This is definitely a state-of-the-art model.
It's an image as American as apple pie. One look, and it takes those of us who lived those years back to a time when cruising the drive-ins, with your honey at your side, was a fine way to spend a summer evening. This car is a personal favorite and I struggled over whether to put it up for sale. As with all the replica models in my collection, it was displayed for about six months behind glass before being removed, thoroughly cleaned and put back into its original Styrofoam carrier and box.In its original carrier and box (both are in near perfect condition) and includes the certificate of title and unpacking/care instructions. The item "Franklin Mint American Graffiti 32 Ford Hot Rod 124, MIB, EXTREMELY RARE" is in sale since Monday, April 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Diecast & Toy Vehicles\Cars, Trucks & Vans\Contemporary Manufacture". The seller is "bowater_91" and is located in Orange, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.