BROOKLIN AND THE 1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO BROUGHAM
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The standard 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham (BRK27) was released in 1988 and deleted in March 2001. It is finished in silver with maroon interior and blue license plate. Tyres are whitewall. Early models are known without silver dashboard.
PACIFIC COAST TOY SHOW
The Brooklin special produced for the 1992 P.C.T.S. was the 10th sponsored for that show, so Ron Peters chose a model, color and detailing that was very special: a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado in gloss black, with bumpers and other trim in gold. A total of 750 pieces were produced, with 150 available at the show. Those 150 specials were packaged in Brooklin’s original silver and blue box and have an identifying certificate. The remaining 600 models were packaged in the standard beige box. The P.C.T.S. Cadillac Eldorado was the last special to be sponsored by the show.
David Angel in 2012 made a Code 3 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham starting from the P.C.T.S. version. This model is painted in blue metallic, gold trim and interior are maintained as well as the black license plate. Only 3 were made.
On display at the October 1994 C.T.C.S. Greatest Collectors Toy Show were the stunning Code 2 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Broughams from D.M.P.. These models have been re-done by Dean Paolucci in high-gloss raven black, with a simulated stainless steel roof, as was found on the actual car. Added details include grey leather interior, Bosica wire wheels (only a limited number) and black tips on the front bumper "bullets". Only 150 of these special Eldorados were produced, mounted on a dark transparent acrylic plinth. Minigrid of Canada requested a grey plinth, but only a limited number were sold with this base. Each one was numbered and personally signed by Dean Paolucci.
Brasilila Press commissioned to D.M.P. two additional models of this conversion, one in Maharani maroon and one in Jamaica green. 25 pieces were produced in each color with numbered certificate.
BLACK FOREST MODELS
Black Forest Models of Germany made two top down versions of the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado, one in pink with white interior, the other one in green with white interior, each one produced in 50 pieces. These are considered Code 3’s and are numbered on the box.
The second version of the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham has a slightly different body and added details. The standard edition was released in March 2001 and deleted in January 2007. It is finished in pale blue metallic with pale blue interior, satin silver roof and black license plate. The front grill has a different design, chrome details are added plus separate door handles and a side mirror. Tyres are whitewall.
A factory color error was discovered in 2004, with a small run of 1957 Cadillac Eldorados painted in a darker blue metallic as compared to the standard and the roof in gloss silver rather than matte. The darker blue run numbered only 43 and were available from J.M. Toys. John Martin included a certificate with each model to document their authenticity.
A special 1957 Cadillac Eldorado was made in dark red with light grey interior and satin silver roof. It was produced in a limited run of only 29 pieces to be given as a gift to the Brooklin staff. A few of these models appeared on ebay and were sold to collectors.
Author: Gianluigi Cappi
You may find more pictures and information on this model plus many other Brooklin stories in the Brooklin Models Collectors Guide.