BROOKLIN AND THE 1957 MERCURY TURNPIKE CRUISER
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The standard 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser (BRK28) was released in 1989 and deleted in January 2002. It is finished in desert tan with beige interior and green license plate, a pink shade color exists. This version has twins headlights and a different grill from the C.T.C.S. model. The decals on the back sides show “MERCURY”. Tyres are whitewall.
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The introduction of the 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser coincided with the release of the 1988 C.T.C.S. show special, a 1957 Monarch Turnpike Cruiser. This special version was commissioned for the 17th Annual C.T.C.S. show that was held in Toronto, Canada in October 1988. The 1957 Mercury was modified into a 1957 Monarch, sold by Ford dealers in Canada, done in metallic dark blue and featured a unique front grille with single headlights. The decals on the back sides show “MONARCH”. Only 450 pieces were produced with "C.T.C.S. 1988 - 1 of 450" engraved on the base.
Author: Gianluigi Cappi
You may find more pictures and information on this model plus many other Brooklin stories in the Brooklin Models Collectors Guide.