1/24 Franklin Mint 1940 Packard Darrin

Photographed by Peter Brown

Franklin Mint 1940 Packard 180 Custom 8 by Darrin
Arguably one of FM's finest models, this Packard is chock full of beautiful detail. The chrome strips on top of the headlight pods and marker lights are amazingly delicate and realistic. Kudos on a realistic convertible top, working luggage rack, and a "vent" on top of the hood that looks like it could actually open. This one's a real masterpiece. Repainted a sort of mustard brown, the model is still available from the mint, but I prefer the original in maroon.