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BROOKLIN AND THE 1959 CHRYSLER 300E CONVERTIBLE

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1959 CHRYSLER 300E CONVERTIBLE

The 1959 Chrysler 300E Convertible (BRK41) first appeared in January 1993 among a certain amount of controversy. It was to be a gold metallic. However, the factory erroneously painted the first 210 in a mustard gold and a few in a dark mustard before finally producing the proper intended color. Most of these color variation Chryslers were sent to Brasilia Press and were distributed to dealers in the U.S.. The...

BROOKLIN AND THE MERLEY HOUSE & MODEL MUSEUM

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BROOKLIN AND THE MERLEY HOUSE & MODEL MUSEUM

Located near Wimborne, in the county of Dorset, England, some 100 miles southeast of London, the Merley Museum had the largest public display of Brooklin Models in the world numbering over 500 different issues, including very special and rare models. In addition to Brooklins there were other models, toys and trains on display, including Western, Durham, Mini Marque and many others. The total number exceeded 5600 pieces. Merley House &...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1953 OLDSMOBILE FIESTA CONVERTIBLE

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1953 OLDSMOBILE FIESTA CONVERTIBLE

The 1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta (BRK39) was introduced as an open convertible in September 1992 and deleted in January 2000. It is finished in two tone blue and white, with blue and white interior, white tonneau and  whitewall tyres.   FACTORY SPECIAL John Hall was wanting to release a "top up" version of the Oldsmobile Fiesta in a color that he felt would be just as striking as the convertible, if...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1939 GRAHAM COMBINATION COUPE

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1939 GRAHAM COMBINATION COUPE

The first standard edition of the 1939 Graham Combination Coupe (BRK38) was released in June 1992. It is finished in beige with beige interior and yellow license plate. This model was deleted in March 1993 when the second edition was released, this one deleted in January 2013. It is finished in grey metallic with four color variations, interior is white / black and the license plate is green. All tyres...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1960 FORD SUNLINER CONVERTIBLE

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1960 FORD SUNLINER CONVERTIBLE

The standard 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible (BRK37) was released in March 1992 and deleted in January 1998. It is finished in lilac metallic with maroon interior and matching roof, orange license plate and whitewall tyres.   D.M.P. STUDIOS The 1960 Ford Sunliner Convertible is the 6th in the Brooklin factory authorized D.M.P. Code 2 series. It was done in 1998 as a top-down version, beautifully modified and detailed by Dean...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1952 HUDSON HORNET CONVERTIBLE

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1952 HUDSON HORNET CONVERTIBLE

The standard 1952 Hudson Hornet Convertible (BRK36) was released in January 1992 and deleted in January 1998. It is finished in green with light green interior, brown tonneau, yellow license plate and whitewall tyres. WESSEX MODEL & TOY COLLECTORS The 1998 W.M.T.C. is a very special model because it comes with an open hood and engine detail. Engine option is the big straight 6 as detailed in the 1952 catalogue...

BROOKLIN AND THE HARRAH’S MUSEUM

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BROOKLIN AND THE HARRAH’S MUSEUM

Bill Harrah was a prominent gaming pioneer who founded Harrah’s Hotels and Casinos. He also was an enthusiast car collector and founded the Harrah’s Automobile Collection which opened to the public in 1962 and grew to the largest, most historically significant collection of its time reaching approximately 1400 vehicles. After his death, in 1978, Holiday Inns purchased Harrah’s Hotels and Casinos and Harrah’s Automobile Collection. Holiday Inns donated 175 cars...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1957 FORD FAIRLANE SKYLINER

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1957 FORD FAIRLANE SKYLINER

The model of this retractable hardtop / convertible is based on the actual vehicle owned by David Angel. David was pleased to provide one of his vehicles, the 1957 Fairlane, for measurements and reference as Brooklin created a precision master of the car. The standard 1957 Ford Fairlane Skyliner (BRK35) is finished in ivory with black interior, yellow license plate and whitewall tyres. It was released in November 1991 and...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1954 NASH AMBASSADOR

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1954 NASH AMBASSADOR

There are three versions of the Nash Ambassadors in existence (BRK34), one group of them somewhat rare. The early Nash Ambassadors released in Spring 1991, done in maroon, had fender badges incorrectly placed on the rear fender of the left side. After a number of these were produced (approximately 1800), a second version, again in maroon, was released with correct badge placement on both front fenders. Soon thereafter, a two-tone...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1938 PHANTOM CORSAIR

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1938 PHANTOM CORSAIR

The 1938 Phantom Corsair (BRK33) premiered in the spring of 1991. It is finished in gloss black with a red interior, yellow license plate and whitewall tyres. The letters “DLM” etched in base stand for Darren Leonard Mould, who made the master. It was deleted in January 1998.   MINIGRID After completing his prototype Phantom Corsair, finished in high gloss black, Rusty Heinz painted it a matte light tan in...

BROOKLIN AND THE 1953 STUDEBAKER COMMNADER STARLINER

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BROOKLIN AND THE 1953 STUDEBAKER COMMNADER STARLINER

 Brooklin first produced the 1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner (BRK32) in September 1990. The standard edition is a pale green color but, due to paint variations, it has been seen in a creamy pale green and a grey color. In late December 1994 it was supplanted by the BRK32A. This version is done in a pretty shade of blue with a cream roof. It was deleted in August 2001. An...

BROOKLIN AND WEBER’S

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BROOKLIN AND WEBER’S

Mitch Stenzler had been collecting automobile memorabilia, gas station pumps and fixtures, antique toys and model automobiles since the early 1970's and this hobby quickly grew into a business. Weber's was actually a collection in itself, a product of a jewelry store established in 1917 by J. Weber, an immigrant from Germany. In 1984 Mitch's wife, Sonya, arranged a unique 50th birthday surprise. She knew that Mitch had been collecting...

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