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1904 Mercedes Simplex, Franklin Mint 1:24 Scale Model Car

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1904 Mercedes Simplex, Franklin Mint 1:24 scale model car. This very detailed model is a copy of the real thing in the Mercedes Benz Museum.

This Franklin Mint car has been discontinued and is becoming more valuable all the time!

I don't like to buy things and just leave them in the box in the hopes that the value will go up. I purchased this and others to display and enjoy seeing in my home office. But now it's time the thin the scale dealership.

This model has been displayed and has a little dust down in the crevasses that are hard to reach. All parts are present and nothing is broken.

I have the original box with Styrofoam and information from Franklin Mint.

These are hard to find, so don't delay!

From diecast.org

Back at the dawn of motoring, when cars were smoky, noisy, mysterious, and wondrous contrivances of brass, wood, iron steel and rubber, and a trip to market wasn't just an errand-it was an adventure-the Daimler Motor Company began making cars. In 1899, they produced the first Mercedes car (named after the daughter of Mr. Daimler's friend, Emil Jellinek). In 1904 they introduced the Simplex. Of course, "simple" meant five pedals, a spark advance, throttle lever, outside mounted brake lever and numerous switches, valves and handles to occupy the driver's attention. By the way, there was no windshield.

Simple would be a good way to describe the 1:24 scale die cast model by FM. Yet, like FM's 1907 Rolls-Royce, this early model has a surprising amount of fine detail-so necessary on early automobile models. The front wheels steer and the hood opens to reveal the odd-looking engine with a decent amount of detailing. The finish is done in glossy beige with beautifully applied, fine pinstriping. Simulated wood-spoke wheels, bright red undercarriage parts, soft, leather-look seats, and lots of simulated brass-finished parts complete the package.

If you're any kind of a vintage car buff, don't let the dearth of gee-whiz features stop you from adding this fine example of turn-of-the-century automotive innovation to your collection. It'll look sharp on the shelf with its cousins.
1904 Mercedes Simplex, Franklin Mint 1:24 scale model car. This very detailed model is a copy of the real thing in the Mercedes Benz Museum.

This Franklin Mint car has been discontinued and is becoming more valuable all the time!

I don't like to buy things and just leave them in the box in the hopes that the value will go up. I purchased this and others to display and enjoy seeing in my home office. But now it's time the thin the scale dealership.

This model has been displayed and has a little dust down in the crevasses that are hard to reach. All parts are present and nothing is broken.

I have the original box with Styrofoam and information from Franklin Mint.

These are hard to find, so don't delay!

From diecast.org

Back at the dawn of motoring, when cars were smoky, noisy, mysterious, and wondrous contrivances of brass, wood, iron steel and rubber, and a trip to market wasn't just an errand-it was an adventure-the Daimler Motor Company began making cars. In 1899, they produced the first Mercedes car (named after the daughter of Mr. Daimler's friend, Emil Jellinek). In 1904 they introduced the Simplex. Of course, "simple" meant five pedals, a spark advance, throttle lever, outside mounted brake lever and numerous switches, valves and handles to occupy the driver's attention. By the way, there was no windshield.

Simple would be a good way to describe the 1:24 scale die cast model by FM. Yet, like FM's 1907 Rolls-Royce, this early model has a surprising amount of fine detail-so necessary on early automobile models. The front wheels steer and the hood opens to reveal the odd-looking engine with a decent amount of detailing. The finish is done in glossy beige with beautifully applied, fine pinstriping. Simulated wood-spoke wheels, bright red undercarriage parts, soft, leather-look seats, and lots of simulated brass-finished parts complete the package.

If you're any kind of a vintage car buff, don't let the dearth of gee-whiz features stop you from adding this fine example of turn-of-the-century automotive innovation to your collection. It'll look sharp on the shelf with its cousins.

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