We just received a shipment of these pens and began photographing them. They look so much nicer in person and have a definite late 1950s vibe, evoking the metal cap Safari. Esterbrook dealers should have these pens in stock now.
This is the new Esterbrook Phaeton 300R Signal Red fountain pen. It's 5 1/2 inches long and features a gold plated hooded stainless steel medium nib. The barrel comes in vintage looking acrylic colors including Signal Red, Mineral Blue, Spruce Green and Midnight Black. The pull off cap is brushed chrome plated metal with a long gold plated clip and the cap top finial matches the barrel color. It uses a removable plunger style filling system which acts like a syringe to draw ink from the bottle. Retail price is $85.