The standard 1960 Edsel Ranger Convertible (BRK75) was released in November 1998 and deleted in January 2004. It is finished in cadet blue metallic with dark turquoise interior, blue license plate and whitewall tyres. This model was preceded in 1997 by the Brooklin Collectors Guide edition. The tonneau has been revised and aerial and door mirror are added. This is the first model marked on the base “BRK98” indicating the new management.


The third edition of the Brooklin Collector’s Guide was released in October 1997. Brooklin collector and B.C.C. member, John Scrivens, has assisted John Hammick and David Angel in updating and streamlining the Guide and color photographs have been added. Continuing the tradition set by the Guide’s second edition (distributed in combination with a special Brooklin two-model boxed set), this update is accompanied by a model of David Angel’s 1960 Edsel Ranger Convertible. The actual car is quite a collectors item in itself, one of only 76 produced and believed to be the only one on the European continent. The Brooklin miniature, believed to be the first 1/43 scale model of the 1960 Edsel Ranger, is done top-down in white, with red and white interior and “3rd Edition Brooklin Collector’s Guide” cast in base. A color variation exists in ultra white with revised tonneau as used on the standard edition. A second version, done with black body and red and white interior, was available only if ordered with the white version.



The first in the Angel Collection series is a Code 2 1960 Edsel Ranger Convertible, designed by David Angel and produced by Richard Hutchins. This model is highly detailed with polished brightwork, door mirrors, aerial, interior door and window handles, detailed dash, carpet and replacement front headlights. It was produced in two colors, regal red in 1998 and bronze in 2001.


Author: Gianluigi Cappi

You may find more pictures and information on this model plus many other Brooklin stories in the Brooklin Models Collectors Guide.