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.


In honour of their 10th Anniversary, the B.C.C. has commissioned the production of the 1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta convertible in two-tone orange and white (BRK39). This Oldsmobile features a trailer hitch because it’s meant to tow the other half of this very special set, a 1950's style wood deck speedboat, similar to those produced by Chris Craft. The wood grain deck is complemented beautifully by the finned bright orange rear cover and white hull, complementing the colors of the Oldsmobile Fiesta. The model is comprised of 21 separate pieces, 15 of which are plated. In spite of the simple lines this model is detailed right down to the bolt holding the propeller onto its shaft. Completing the set is an appropriate boat trailer. This is the first boat produced by the Brooklin factory. Just 300 of these 1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta / Boat / Trailer sets were produced, certificated, and put in a large black box with gold label.


Author: Gianluigi Cappi

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