This is possibily the best 1:24 scale car I have ever seen from Franklin Mint








1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Hemi Coupe
Part Number: B11E509
Availability: Available Now
Approximately 8" (20.32 cm) in length. Scale 1:24.

$120 List Price


In 1970, the Muscle Car phenomenon was in full flex. Yet one car emerged from the pack—the Dodge Challenger R/T 426 Hemi®. From its classic coke-bottle shape and sleek lines to its uni-body platform and expanded wheelbase, it looked and acted the part of the definitive “wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
















Franklin Mint did their research. Look at the motor compartment, The effort the mint has put into duplicating the wire runs perfectly. In the photo above you can see they even went to the trouble of adding production numbers on the marking plates, and you guessed it they are correct!!!






The interior is very well done with cloth seats and the faux wood dash and door panels. The shifter is well proportioned. The safety belts all have a very realistic look to them. The gauge cluster is a standout on this car, all gauges are clear and easily read. The gas, brake and clutch petals also have a realistic look about them and are well proportioned to the interior of the car.











The undercarriage detail as with most Franklin Mint cars is well done. The use of very realistic colors and textures really set off this underside. I love the tone effects of the paint on the pipes. The golden hue with slight hints of purple give the illusion the motor was run at one time.  










Real trunk

Die Cast trunk

And yes they even put in the trunk tag that explains how to use the jack...






The amount of little details abound all the way through this car....Jack placement, fuel fill pipe. This is what makes a true collector car.







Real Car underside....


Even the smallest details in this car were not overlooked! The spacing, angle and mounting placements for the tail pipes are fully reproduced. You can see the brake lines at each wheel.








The overall detailing in this car is excellent. As you can see for your self. I love the little details, like the release buttons of the seat belts. The slight wrinkles of the seat material where the belts come through the seats. Also the tight fit throughout this whole car screams quality.   









Incredible attention has been paid to make this car as true to scale as possible. Overall, this is a MUST have. I would have no problems recommending this to any one.
Thank you Franklin Mint for the car.

Frank N.









The real Thing.............



1970 was the first year for the Dodge Challenger, Dodge’s response (along with the redesigned Plymouth Barracuda which was on a 2" shorter wheelbase) to Ford’s Mustang and Cougar and GM’s Camaro and Firebird. Challenger’s body echoed the corporate family “Coke-bottle” shape, a lithe and purposeful look, distinctive from the competition. The chassis was a typical pony car with drum brakes, independent front suspension and a solid axle on leaf springs at the rear. The performance R/T package included a Rallye instrument cluster, performance suspension, heavy-duty brakes and exterior identification. Engines ranged from the week-kneed 198-ci/101-hp slant-six to Chrysler’s tire-smoking legendary Street Hemi.

Chrysler’s hemispherical combustion chamber V8 debuted in 1951 and powered Chryslers, DeSotos and Dodges until 1959 when it was replaced by wedge-head engines. But the best was yet to come. In early 1963 Chrysler engineers put a Hemi head on a modified raised-block 426 wedge to create a competitive NASCAR engine, the 426 Hemi. It was shaped by all the experience gained in years of competition and, best of all for Mopar enthusiasts, in order to be eligible for NASCAR competition, it had to be available in a regular production street configuration. The Street Hemi incorporated many of the race version’s performance components, including the crankshaft, connecting rods and cross-bolted main bearing caps. The milder grind camshaft used hydraulic lifters and lower rate springs in an attempt to limit rpm and keep to the 425-horsepower limit imposed by management. With dual Carter AFB carburetors, it was the most awesome engine of a period when awesome engines were the rule. History has passed judgment on the Street Hemi, and it is now the most sought after and valuable powerplant of the Muscle Car era.

















  • Years Produced 1970-71 (with Hemi)

  • Number Produced 287 (1970 Hemi coupes)

  • Original List Price $4,045 (R/T with Hemi)

  • Chassis # Location Plate on left side of dashboard

  • Engine # Location Above passenger side oil pan rail, near motor mount