HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BROOKLIN & ISRAELI ARMY VEHICLES

Brooklin and Israeli Model Cars Collectors Club

 The Club was started in 1997 by Igor Zizlis, great collector of model cars, and some friend collectors in Israel. It was active until 2002 and then reopened in 2012. Igor wanted to make some special models of what was made in Israel or been in Israel and he chose Brooklin, because of very good models produced and the limited editions. He started with three Army vehicles because it was a dream of most collectors. Other specials were made in subsequent years.

 

 

 

The first one was commissioned in September 2013, a 1959 Willys Station Wagon in the livery of an Israeli Air Force vehicle, derived from the 1951 Wyllis Station Wagon. It is finished in sand beige with grey interior and black square license plate reading “Y78611” on the rear door; the same number is visible on both sides of the hood. The model features a siren on the right side, a tow hook on the back bumper and a spare tyre inside behind the rear seats. The base has “I.S.R.1” engraved. Only 100 pieces were made, each one individually numbered on a silver plate attached to the baseplate. The box label identifies the model as BRK ISR 01.

 

 

The second special is an ambulance based on the 1955 Chevrolet Suburban Carryall. It is finished in white with a lot of details: on the roof there is a siren with a red light at front plus another red light on the back and two small red lights on the sides, two mirrors, an aerial plus separate wipers and door handles complete the chrome details. The inside has interesting other details: a stretcher, an oxygen tank and a seat for the doctor. The Israeli star is applied on the roof and on the sides and the script identifies the ambulance as a “Magen David Adom”, which is the Israeli Red Cross. The orange license plate reads “52-755” and “I.S.R.2” is engraved on the base. Only 100 pieces were made in December 2013, each one individually numbered on a silver plate attached to the baseplate. The box label identifies the model as BRK ISR 02.

 

 

In April 2014 the I.M.C.C.C. commissioned their third special, a 1956 Willys Pick-up in the livery of an Israeli Army vehicle, derived from the 1951 Wyllis Station Wagon. It is finished in army sand with red interior and black square license plate reading “Y65971” on the rear; the same number is visible on both sides of the hood. A white decal with a black cross is placed on the hood so that the vehicle could be identified by the Israeli pilots. The model features a long aerial on the back right side, a tow hook on the back bumper, a spare tyre on the left fender. The base has “I.S.R.3” engraved. Only 100 pieces were made, each one individually numbered on a silver plate attached to the baseplate. The box is the large type and the label identifies the model as BRK ISR 03.

 

You can find many other Brooklin stories on the fourth edition of the Brooklin Models Collectors Guide. Click here