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New from Brooklin, 1965 Impala convertible with top up/down


David Knight
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Just got this email from Amanda. May have to go light on groceries for a month.

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David Knight
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David Knight
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A nice companion to the new convertible

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Jack Dodds
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A very nice model for sure but, given how many of us already have the red convertible, I'm surprised they didn't include a color change this time.


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David Holcombe
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Looks good, David.  Congratulations!


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Rick Thompson
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@jack-dodds I agree, Jack, if this is new production, but it might be old stock that didn't sell and so BRK came up with a way to move 'em out.  If it's a new production run, I think a color change should have been considered.  Personally, I think a white car with saddle tan interior and tan top would have been beautiful.  Or light blue.  Or yellow.


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David Knight
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Jack and Rick, both of you have raised good points. An alternate color would have made sense unless as you suggest, Rick, maybe they have a supply of red cars that they have decided to move out the door by offering different top configurations. Either way, it’s a nice alternative. As I had not acquired the convertible, I am thrilled to have now ordered the one with the black top option.

A Ctocus Yellow version would be another choice and I would buy that one as well.

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Harv Goranson
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I don't EVER remember a red Impala with a black interior having a tan top. And yes, there should have been a color change. And David Knight's comparison pics show that there's something wrong with those wheels.


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For the first time, we get a look at the removable top feature, something that is included for the NABCC Club Car, a 1956 Buick Century Convertible. Looks terrific.

Thanks for this thread, David.


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Jack Dodds
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Sierra brown poly or crocus yellow would be beautiful color choices for this top up convertible.


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David Knight
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Yes, the tires are larger in proportion to the car and the black wheel appears wider, yet I wonder if this may be a factor of the size of the wheels available in 1:43.  Below is a comparison between the actual car and the Brooklin. Harv’s point is well taken yet I think I can live with those wheels.

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John Merritt
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Well I ordered one. I already have a red convertible, so I ordered one with the tan top & boot. I am hoping I will be able to change the interior to tan as well, or find someone that will do it for me.

 

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


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