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BROOKLIN AND BRASILIA PRESS

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BROOKLIN AND BRASILIA PRESS

Brasilia Press, located in Elkhart, Indiana, is the US, Canadian and Brazilian distributor for Brooklin since 1979. Paul Bender, owner of the company, commissioned several special models to the Brooklin factory. The first special, released in 1985, was a 1935 Dodge Van (BRK16) in black with black fenders, cream interior and wheels, with the Sears name in black on yellow background on the side panels. The Sears van was initially...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1949 OLDSMOBILE 98 HOLIDAY COUPE

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1949 OLDSMOBILE 98 HOLIDAY COUPE

The standard 1949 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Coupe (BRK73) was released in August 1998 and deleted in January 2000. It is finished in tawnee buff with brown metallic roof, beige interior, green license plate and whitewall tyres. This model was a limited production with “Brooklin Models” missing from the baseplate. The roof can be found in two shades of brown metallic. A few models do not have the Oldsmobile logo on...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1958 SHASTA AIRFLYTE TRAVEL TRAILER

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1958 SHASTA AIRFLYTE TRAVEL TRAILER

The standard 1958 Shasta Airflyte Travel Trailer (BRK72) was released in November 1999 and deleted in 2015. It is finished in white and Conway yellow, green license plate on rear only and whitewall tyres. A propane tank is present on the front hitch.   In January 2006 a color error of the Shasta Airflyte Travel Trailer was released from the Brooklin factory with the colors white and pale green. Only...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1955 AMERICAN SPEEDBOAT

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1955 AMERICAN SPEEDBOAT

The standard 1955 American Speedboat & Trailer (BRK71) was released in February 1999 following the B.C.C. special version and deleted in January 2013. It is finished in dark blue / light blue with matching interior, blue license plate on trailer. The differences from the B.C.C. model are: 3 rope eyes added and gold rudder and propshaft. The silver trailer has black runners, no hubcaps and blackwall tyres. BROOKLIN COLLECTORS CLUB...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1949 DODGE WAYFARER COUPE

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1949 DODGE WAYFARER COUPE

The standard 1949 Dodge Wayfarer Coupe (BRK70) was released in July 1998 and deleted in January 2005. It is finished in island green with dark green interior, white license plate and whitewall tyres. SAN FRANCISCO BAY BROOKLIN CLUB The choice for the 1999 S.F.B.B.C.’s special model was the 1950 Dodge Wayfarer as a San Francisco Police Car. This 1950 Dodge Coupe retains the traditional black body with white doors, but...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1946 MERCURY SPORTSMAN WOODY CONVERTIBLE

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1946 MERCURY SPORTSMAN WOODY CONVERTIBLE

The standard 1946 Mercury Sportsman Woody Convertible (BRK69) was released in March 1998 and deleted in January 2010. It is finished in maroon with red interior, “woody” panels on the sides and back, yellow license plate and whitewall tyres. MODELEX The Brooklin special for Modelex 1998 was the 1946 Mercury Sportsman Woody Convertible, finished in a light green with woodgrain sides, with dark green tonneau cover and light beige interior....

BROOKLIN AND THE ILLINOIS TOY SHOW

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BROOKLIN AND THE ILLINOIS TOY SHOW

Some twenty five miles west of Chicago, Illinois, along state route 38, lies the small town of Wheaton. It has the distinction of being the county seat of Du Page County. Of greater importance to Brooklin collectors is the fact that Wheaton was the site of the Illinois Plastic Kit and Toy Show, held on February 26th, 1989. Sponsored by George Pekarik, this was the 13th Illinois Toy Show and...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1954 CHEVROLET BEL AIR

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1954 CHEVROLET BEL AIR

The standard 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air (BRK68) was released in April 1997 and deleted in January 2001. It is finished in pueblo tan with shoreline beige roof, tan interior, green license plate and whitewall tyres and features a door mirror. MODELEX The 8th annual Modelex international scale model motor show was held in October 1997. Modelex’s annual Brooklin show model was the 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air. It is finished in...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1961 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL SOUTHAMPTON

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1961 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL SOUTHAMPTON

The standard 1961 Chrysler Imperial Southampton Coupe (BRK67) was released in June 1997 and deleted in June 2002. It is finished in Pinehurst green metallic with white/green interior, white license plate and whitewall tyres. No special editions of this model were commissioned. 1961 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CONVERTIBLE   The standard 1961 Chrysler Imperial Convertible (BRK67A) was released in June 2002 and deleted in January 2009. It is finished in Air Force...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1956 PACKARD PATRICIAN

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1956 PACKARD PATRICIAN

The standard 1956 Packard Patrician (BRK66) was released in November 1997 and deleted in January 2005. It is finished in blue grey metallic with red interior, black license plate and whitewall tyres. It features a large silver side trim, an aerial and a door mirror. A light blue grey metallic color variation exists.   BROOKLIN COLLECTORS CLUB The Club’s 2003 special was supposed to be less elaborate than their 2002...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1947 WESLEY SLUMBERCOACH

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1947 WESLEY SLUMBERCOACH

The standard 1947 Wesley Slumbercoach (BRK65) was released in January 1998 after the WMTC model. It is finished in satin maroon, with wood grain sides, closed curtains, and a propane tank in red. It has whitewall tyres and license plate only on rear. It was deleted in July 2012.   WESSEX MODEL & TOY COLLECTORS The W.M.T.C. has designed another beautiful Brooklin set for the 1997 special. They’ve chosen a...

BROOKLIN AND THE JAMES LEAKE AUCTION

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BROOKLIN AND THE JAMES LEAKE AUCTION

Before car collecting was a business and collector cars became a hobby, when old cars were considered junk, that is when this passion started for James Leake. He looked for old cars and stocked them until one of the first collector car auctions in the United States was held. In 1964 the Leake family conducted an auction on the Leake site in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Considered a smashing success by everyone,...

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