BROOKLIN AND THE 1941 PACKARD CLIPPER
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The standard edition of the 1941 Packard Clipper was released in 1984 and deleted in January 1996. It is finished in maroon with beige interior, whitewall tyres and yellow license plate. Some models exist with unpainted rear lights.
CANADIAN TOY COLLECTORS SOCIETY
In 1985 the C.T.C.S. executive, Mikael Stoffregen, decided to order a very unique car and John Hall was convinced to produce the 1941 Packard Clipper in gold over bronze, a two-tone paint scheme. The color break is very clean, with the roof section and trunk getting the lighter color. In addition, the C.T.C.S. Packard sports rear fender skirts. As in the standard version, the special has a beige interior and black base plate with “C.T.C.S. 1985 - 1 of 400” cast in it. Two color variations are documented, the gold paint being described as lighter or darker. The result was so attractive that it surely was worth the extra trouble to paint.
MAIDENHEAD STATIC MODEL CLUB
In 1989 the M.S.M.C. commissioned a 1941 Packard Clipper as their annual Brooklin special, done in olive drab with white stars on the roof and doors and appropriate identification numbers, which represent the date of the convention, 27th January 1989 (27189). The model is meant to represent the staff car used by General Douglas MacArthur (U.S. Army) during World War II. M.S.M.C.’s color choice reveals many of the Clipper’s body details that are otherwise unnoticed on the standard maroon Packard. The tyres are black and the model comes in a plain cream box with number. 160 were made.
Done by Jeff Sharrock of Pathfinder Models in the U.K. in 1991, this 1941 Packard Clipper is finished in lemon yellow with black interior and carries what appears to be a red, white, and blue "lady bug" on the door, as well as a posting of the taxi rates. The model has whitewall tyres, is topped off by a chromed taxi sign on the roof, it has “1 of 500” cast in base and each one has a certificate.
PACIFIC COAST TOY SHOW
A 1941 Packard Clipper Fire Chief's car was produced for Ron Peters and the P.C.T.S. held in May 1991. A total of 750 pieces were produced, with 200 of these being released from the show and certificated as souvenir models. The baseplate carries the designation "P.C.T.S. 1991". This model features gold lettering on the doors reading "N.W.F.D. Fire Chief" (New Westminster Fire Department), an emergency light on the roof, a siren on the left fender and green license plates. It comes equipped with whitewall tyres.
ANGEL COLLECTION - FLEETWAY TAXI
In the series of Fleetway Taxis, David Angel produced in 2012 a Code 3 1941 Packard Clipper as a Taxi cab. It is finished in yellow with red roof, black interior and green license plate. It is made from the PCTS version and has "P.C.T.S. 1991" cast in base. A white Taxi sign is visible on the roof and red decals are applied on the doors with the Fleetway logo and telephone number. Only 5 were made.
1947 PACKARD SUPER CLIPPER (BRK 18A/B/C)
These models are based on the 1941 Packard Clipper. The Super Clipper was released in August 1996 and it is finished in dark blue with silver roof, brown interior and white license plate. Besides being a two tone version, it has a different radiator grille and different bumpers. In April 2002 it was deleted and replaced by the Custom Super Eight, finished in pale blue with red interior and blue license plate. This version has separate chrome wipers, door and trunk handles and features a new hood ornament and chrome rocker panels. It was deleted in January 2005 and followed in October 2005 by the Club Sedan in two-tone lowell grey metallic and vandebilt grey metallic, with pale grey interior and red license plate. This was deleted in January 2009. All have whitewall tyres.
Author: Gianluigi Cappi
You may find more pictures and information on this model plus many other Brooklin stories in the Brooklin Models Collectors Guide.