1957 Pontiac Safari
Brooklin’s 1957 Pontiac Safari in Fontaine Blue Poly/Kenya Beigh
Richmond, Virginia. USA
Beautiful set-up !!
What a great-looking car and model ! A beautiful Pontiac.
Fantastic comparison David. Thanks.
David, I really like your comparison posts. You are always so very creative when you chose the model vs the 1:1. The photos that are featured, make these posts pop.
South Lyon, Michigan - USA
This is one of my favorite Brooklins David....I also have the blue version.
This is a groundbreaking model for Brooklin, because it is one of the first, if not the first, model with resin headlights.
It was this Pontiac Safari or the 1948 Packard Clipper limo that received the 1st resin headlight treatment at Brooklin.
Update....the Packard was the first model to get resin headlights, according to the Brooklin Models Collectors Guide by Gianluigi Cappi.
I do believe the Pontiac Safari was the 2nd model to get the resin headlight treatment.
I only hope the resin does not yellow with age, as happened on other white metal brands.
The Fontaine blue listed in the '57 Pontiac color charts lists it as a "poly" but the Brooklin looks non-metallic to my eye. In viewing your pics the real car definitely looks metallic but the BRK does not. I haven't seen the BRK in hand....is this the case?
@jack-dodds I have the model. The model is indeed a solid color, no metallic. As we know, any metallic in our scale is WAY out of scale. Maybe Brooklin realized this?
@parisi50 Well.... they did a nice job on the metallic Limefire Green on their special of that same model. This is what puzzles me about the non-metallic blue. Weird.