Brooklin model cars

Brooklin, Lansdowne & Robeddie are all brands of Brooklin Models Limited of Brooklin, Ontario, Canada. Started in 1974 by John Hall in his basement, the company has since become the world's leading manufacturer of handbuilt 1:43 scale collectible model automobiles. Brooklins are now manufactured in a 10,000 square foot factory in Bath, England.

While their replication of fifties and sixties vintage US cars makes them popular with collectors, Brooklins sometimes lack the fine detailing of comparable models, opting instead for heavy, solid construction and exacting scale. Some enthusiasts prefer to add chrome foil for finish trim, applying thin metallic film in a fashion similar to gold leaf. This preference leads back to the argument of the purist versus the hobbyist, as mentioned in the introduction to this book. While Brooklins focus on American (US) cars, Lansdowne models are replicas of British cars. The series was introduced in 1993 to present a completely new line of models for collectors. Robeddie models meanwhile concentrate on Swedish vehicles - Volvos mostly, with a 1969 Saab 99 thrown in for variety.

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Brooklin value and price guide

What's your Brooklin worth? Here are some recently sold items.

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Comments (3)
Keith - August 31, 2020
Can you tell me how much a Steve mcqueen Brooklyn mustang gt car from the film bullet is worth. Looking on you web page I can not see one in your stock? Yours
I'm not selling any Bullit Mustangs I'm afraid.
Nick - January 24, 2020
I like the early Brooklin Models best especially the vans.
You're right, they are great!
Bob - July 14, 2018
Are the Canadian built cars worth more than the English built. What are the rarist, and what would the values be?
Good question! No idea... Maybe another visitor can help or maybe you can ask Brooklin directly through their website (you can chat with them).