This is the very large 1:12 scale version, a rare bird. It measures 15 x 5.75 x 5.75 and weighs 7 lbs. It is part of Franklin Mint's "Connoisseur Series" of 1:12 models and was released in the early 2000s. The detail shown is amazing and scale accuracy is as well, since Franklin had access to the original car, which is the treasured property of Rolls-Royce Motors. Details include real leather upholstery, silver-plated brightwork, opening doors, a fully detailed engine that is a real piece of eye candy in itself.
The open cockpit has full instrumentation and controls. As the photos show, this is a real showpiece, albeit with a few problems. The silver plating was sprayed with lacquer at the factory and with time some of this has flaked off, resulting in considerable tarnish. This may or may not respond to silver polish.
Due to the fragility of some of the affected parts I have not attempted this. The Achilles Heel of this model is the use of plastic for underframe parts that should have been made of metal because of the weight they carry. According to comments I found online damage is most commonly found at the rear end, where two curving plastic girders with round holes in them extend out past the rear of the body and fasten to the rear transverse spring, which has the license plate attached. This spring and the other springs attached to it carry the full weight of the back of the car, and somewhere in there model's past it may have been dropped or otherwise handled too roughly. Both girders cracked and were repaired a bit roughly by a previous owner - see photos 10 and 11.
It is strong now, but to prevent further damage I placed a small piece of black card stock between the top of the differential and the underfloor of the passenger compartment. It looks right and the repair is hard to see unless you're looking for it. I assume all of this can be un-done and otherwise be repaired more elegantly. Certainly the model is worth the effort.
Final disclosure: the battery tray has a contact that is partially broken off, so one of the two batteries does not make contact. Thus the lights do not work. It is still a beautiful model and looks like a very well-kept old car, still elegant and regal but showing its age in places.
The sale includes the original hangtag and booklet, but the original box and foam are missing. I will pack it with great care to avoid further damage.The item "Franklin Mint 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, 112 Scale -Rare LARGE Model" is in sale since Friday, August 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Diecast & Toy Vehicles\Cars, Trucks & Vans\Contemporary Manufacture". The seller is "dekka1" and is located in Aurora, Illinois. 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, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, 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, Costa rica, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras.