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Franklin Mint - 1:8 Benz Motor Wagon 1886 - 24K Gold plated parts

Lot reference 16975617
Franklin Mint - 1:8 Benz Motor Wagon 1886 - 24K Gold plated parts

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Current bid $484
Next minimum bid $509
Location: United States
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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$484 Bidder 4801
18-03-2018 13:03:31
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In Excellent Condition

This is the car that started it all! Designed by Karl Benz, it was the first motor vehicle ever successfully powered by internal combustion. The car that began the legend of Mercedes-Benz. This car had a four-stroke single-cylinder engine which displaced 990ccs. The engine was mounted horizontally on the vehicle which in many ways was a unique blend of a horse carriage and three-wheeled bicycle.

This is a 1:8 scale precision-engineered die-cast model of The World's First Automobile, by Franklin Mint.

Handcrafted from over 100 parts, and authenticated by the Mercedes-Benz Museum, this richly detailed model features critical mechanical components that actually function. The flywheel, piston, drive belt, pulley and hand brake move. The wheels and crankshaft turn. The ignition contacts open and close. There's rack-and-pinion steering and a huge gyroscopic flywheel.

The expansion tank is copper-tinted and coated in 24-carat gold. The carburetor, fuel tank and fittings are also coated with 24-carat gold.

No box but has original tag and copy of the original car patent


Length: 30 cm.
Height: 20 cm
Width: 16 cm.

Wheels measure 14 cm


Will be extremely well packed and sent by insured and registered mail

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Feedback score: 89.5
Reviews given: 41
Member since: November 17, 2017
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    Nothing received :(
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    user-6d7b9c5 November 30, 2018

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    Todo correcto en perfecto estado el teléfono, una sujerencia en el precio final se tendría que poner aproximado el precio de Aduana
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    user-3eda190 November 29, 2018

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    Zeer vlot verstuurd , goed verpakt .
    precies zo als in omschrijving.
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    Fburgers November 14, 2018

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    De verzending van dit horloge duurt belachelijk lang.
    Het zou al op 3 november in Amsterdam zijn aangekomen volgens USPS.
    Nu is het al 6 dagen later en ik heb nog niets ontvangen.
    Waar is het ding ?
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    Watchcollector17 November 9, 2018

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    Pacco arrivato celermente e imballo perfetto. Soddisfatta del oggetto acquistato
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    festerina November 3, 2018

  • Estoy pendiente de la entrega. He escrito varias veces al vendedor y no me responde.
    Necesito saber dónde recoger la compra

    user-4ce7247 October 26, 2018

    Response by seller
    I have been working actively with the shipping partner in the US to track this package. The combination of US and Spanish carriers involved with this shipment did lead to some confusion and delays.

    As we now know, the mailing address was incomplete and hence all of these issues occurred. I want you to be happy with this transaction and will continue to work with you to resolve.

    Thank you
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    Reliable precise and quick seller!
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    kuvasz318 October 25, 2018

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    E' arrivato con due gambe spezzate. Il venditore non ha colpe; aveva preparato un'accurata e protetta spedizione.
    Non intendo svolgere alcuna contestazione. Lo riparerò io.
    Dispiaciuto, senza rabbia.
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    magilu1234 October 23, 2018

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    Nog steeds niets ontvangen !!
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    Lynn1lynn1 October 12, 2018

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    Noch nicht angekommen
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    challenger77773535 October 11, 2018

    Response by seller
    Paul,
    I am truly shocked and humbly apologize that it has taken this long for your item to arrive.
    If it still hasn't arrived, I can offer to send you another one using a Global Express service at my own cost and pay for any of your costs to return the other one (if and when it arrives). Please let me know.
    Thank you
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    Nach nun 5 Wochen und einer Fahrt zum Zollamt (plus Zusatzkosten!!) habe ich endlich die Uhr erhalten. Mein Fazit: Catawiki lohnt nicht! Versteckte Kosten, keine Reaktion auf Anfragen. Note:NEGATIV
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    user-7d50b17 October 10, 2018

    Response by seller
    So sorry for your experience with this transaction. It was shipped 2 days late from the US, but reached Germany 5 days later. The rest of the time it was held in German customs.

    If it makes you feel any better, I made no money on this sale.
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    Un Suivi exemplaire, un emballage excellent, un article conforme à la description, un petit mot sympathique présent à l’ouverture du colis, bref je recommande vivement ce vendeur, merci, cordialement.
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    user-f6cc19d October 4, 2018

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    haben das opjekt noch nicht erhalten ist beim zoll (wie verfahren wir jetz weiter Gr
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    philiplangen September 20, 2018

  • Received 9 cow parade today. I am delighted with this purchase. No damage occurred in transit due to goods being well packaged. Thanks for the great service.

    l-blair171149 September 6, 2018

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    Bonjour,reçu le colis.
    Merci.
    Cordialement.
    Pat
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    profitez August 6, 2018

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    Bien reçu.....dommage taxe douanière de 43€
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    Pajol June 29, 2018

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    The best seller, thank you very much! Did he work very hard, that I get my won loose after error from the post
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    spartai33 June 6, 2018

    Response by seller
    I'm sorry but the postal system seems to have lost your item. I have been following up with them continually since the order was placed.
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    Gastos de aduana no mencionados.
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    Fartom May 26, 2018

  • Well packaged and promptly posted. Thank you.

    user-113c81e May 11, 2018

  • I received THE WRONG ITEM!!! PLEASE FIX 4TH REQUEST!!!!!

    tradervice May 10, 2018

  • I want to cancel this order which was not shipped or received. Also Order 9874899 did have a nib. A nib was shown on the sale ad. Please let me know next steps how to return. I will let Amex know.

    user-5981a85 April 27, 2018

    Response by seller
    Carmen,
    I sincerely apologize for this. Usually we ship the same day we receive payment. For some reason your package was packaged and labeled but was never sent.

    I double checked and the nib IS included.
    Please let me know what you want to do. I would be more than happy to overnight this to you, or give you a full refund.
  • Thank you.

    Shouts out 'Imperial' throughout. Extremely happy with the Coronation Egg. Full marks on packaging, reliable seller.

    user-b58c27a April 16, 2018

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    non e' antico come scritto , e' riproduzione moderna
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    zhouzhongkuiz April 6, 2018

    Response by seller
    I'm going to request that this feedback is removed. This customer is disgruntled that he had to pay customs tax per the laws of his country. Not my fault.
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    Perfect in every way....shipping,item,communication,tumbs up
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    davideoleksy March 31, 2018

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