Friday, April 25, 2014

1940 Ford Sedan Delivery by Brooklin

The 1940 Ford car line was a great styling statement, and so was the 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery derivation. Many connoisseurs of design declare it one of the most beautiful commercial vehicles ever.
A sedan delivery, commonly called a delivery, is a two-door station wagon with driver and front passenger seats or driver's only seat, and steel sheet-metal panels in place of rear side windows. Sedan deliveries have spartan interior trim and were used by businesses ranging from plumbers, couriers and local merchants such as bakeries as cargo vans are used today.
A total of 5,325 Ford Sedan Deliverys were built with a sticker price of around $700.00. This vehicle is equipped with a- 85 bhp, 221 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed sliding gear manual transmission. Ford also introduced sealed-beam headlights in 1940, finally eliminating the persistent problem of moisture degradation, with their housings also incorporating the parking lights into one single unit.
New pivoting glass wings in each front door offered improved ventilation. A split, fixed windshield with cowl-mount wipers was standard.

Brooklin Models 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery Van "Ford Service" - black, light tan interior. Brooklin produced more than 5000 of these in a variety of liveries between 1979 and 1993. This is the standard model with Ford logos and sign "O'Neil Ltd Sales, Parts, Service" that was discontinued in 1991. Despite this fact, it is still easy-to-find model. Black color model fits well. Beautifully curved lines of the car are captured perfectly, chrome bumpers, grill and lights. White wall tires are nice, and was really on the car.

Brooklin Models - 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery

 Manufacturer: Brooklin Models
 Scale: 1/43
 Year of Production: 1979 - 1991
 Part Number: BRK 009
 Material: White Metal
 Rating: 6/10 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

1968 Dodge Charger R/T by Franklin Mint

One of the more memorable Command Performances of the 60s was the completely restyled 1968 Dodge Charger R/T. This gritty semi-fastback offered the public a sport car look without breaking the bank. The car was restyled to give it a more menacing look.  The rear taillights were changed from full length to smaller red circular lights similar to those on the Corvette. The R/T performance option was also added this year. The car came with a 440 Magnum engine and "shark-like" body styling. and the car appeared in numerous Hollywood movies.
 All recaptured in a remarkable 1:43 scale die-cast replica Franklin Mint. The full, unbroken front grille is deeply recessed and the friction cheating hood featured twin, simulated air scoops. From the vertical rear deck to the 440 Magnum V-8 engine and complete undercarriage, every feature is state-of-the-art in die-cast engineering. Model is painted Sunfire Yellow, one of the car´s original 16 color choices. Bumble Bee racing stripes were standard and buzzed across and down the sides of the sporty rear fenders. The vinyl roof on model was standard. The nice detail is gas cap - using an Indianapolis pitstop idea, the car featured a quick fill gas cap.

Franklin Mint 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

 Manufacturer: Franklin Mint
 Scale: 1/43
 Year of Production: 1998
 Part Number: XF71
 Material: DieCast
 Rating: 9/10