[介 绍]：官方网站上写着：Sharing Your Passion For Collecting! 美国的FMPM富兰克林，专业制造合金精品车模和纪念品，仿真对象主要是历史上著名的汽车。比例1/24，1/43，1/16等，全部手工打造的富兰克林，单看手工艺术便足以让人叹为观止，其用料考究，制作精良，价格从几百元到上千元不等，因此多年以来，一直雄踞静态模型霸主地位
Franklin Mint 1:16 1931 Bugatti Royale Coupe De Ville (1:16) Original Issue- Discontinued)
This beautiful replica first appeared in September, 1991, as the "Car of Kings....the King of Cars" at a time when exotic classic models were a heady trip even for the extremely well-heeled. The model is huge (14 1/2 " long, 9.2lbs), beautifully detailed, extremely well finished and turned out. It is presented with a "bound" portfolio with parchment paperwork and a print illustration of the "Bug" in "action". Features such as fold down wood picnic tables, 4 opening doors (snugly fitted and operable), a fabulous engine replication, and even the sterling silver elephant dancing on the radiator cap....while fantastic in 1991, are hardly remarkable in 1997.
Fast-forward...6 years...1997. FM notices the reaction of the crowds to the Royale as it made the rounds of the Concours and the Auction circuit…in a flash of marketing genius, they decide to reissue the Bugatti, unchanged, exactly the same as it was before...without any overt reference to the fact that this was, indeed, a reissue. The price, however, was new.... Affordability is all relative to the individual, but it's this reviewer's opinion that this model, as beautiful and significant as it is, may not justify its pricing in the minds of collectors with budgets. The reissue may be differentiated from the original by the presence of a mark on the undercarriage. DISCONTINUED 12/31/1999.