Thomas Flyer 100th Anniversary Edition - LE
Thomas Flyer,the car that won the Great Race of 1908 with the appear of when it crossed the finish line after 22,000 miles on the open road.
It all began in Times Square on a cold February morning in 1908. Six of the finest cars from around the world set off on a race of colossal dimensions. Some 22,000 miles in all, over half of which were frozen roads, dirt paths and open fields, through Siberia, across Europe, to the finish line in Paris.
The winner: None other than the American entry,the Thomas Flyer, with old glory waving proudly from the back seat!
To bring this icon to life, Franklin Mint engineers matched and re-created every detail of the history-making vehicle. From the hand crank that revved the four-cylinder engine to the spare tires lashed to the body. The interior is authentic, down to each foot pedal and gauge. They even replicated the vintage-styled lanterns, storage box and the 45-star U.S. flag.
Enhancing the appeal of this sensational model, a full array of true-to-life working features suxh as operable steering,workable hinged hood at the engine compartment, workable wheels, operable starter crank and many more.
This 1:24 scale model is painted by hand and custom-finished to give the grit-and-grime appearance of the battle-hardened road warrior that crossed the finish line in Paris on July 30, 1908 after a 22,000-mile trek over the world’s most rugged terrain.
This extraordinary re-creation of the historic Thomas Flyer is being issued in a special Anniversary Edition forever limited to just 1,908 models. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity and informative reference material recapping the Thomas Flyer’s history-making performance in the Great Race.
Comes complete with custom display base with replica road surface
Storage box secured to the running board
Tread patterns matched to the original tires
Detailed recreation of the 4-cylinder engine that won the 22,000-mile Great Race
Assembled by hand from over 100 separate parts
Hand-painted & custom-finished
Full complement of working features
Complete with Old Glory