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  • Brooklin 1959 Lark is out!

    I was looking on eBay last night and I noticed that a couple of sellers have the new Brooklin 59 Lark 2dr sedans.
    $104 dollars plus shippig. They look nice but I don't think I can afford one right now.

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/BROOKLIN-1959-ST...QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/BROOKLIN-1959-LA...2em118Q2el1247

  • #2
    LOL...
    It looks as plain as a real Lark
    Jeff[8D]
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    • #3
      they sure went a bit too heavy on the trim. It doesn't look like Brooklin quality.

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      • #4
        That's is a bad model not much quality. The Yat-Ming is better looking model and there cheap. Give them time and they will have one. I just found a 1/18 scale 52 Nash Ambassador.


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        • #5
          It's so far out of proportion, it looks like a custom.

          Dick Steinkamp
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          • #6
            The Franklin Mint '57 Golden Hawks look exactly like the real car, I don't know what these people's problem is, it looks like a 1959 Cheap $1.98 Japanese attempt at a toy! Collector's item...Bah!

            Oh, they did get one thing right, the COLOR! I don't think that would be enough to make anyone who has ever seen a '59 Lark buy one! [:0]

            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              Sounds like many of the comparisons being made against this Lark involve models in larger scales...eg. most FM/DM stuff is 1:24, and the referenced Nash is 1:18. Brooklins, for anyone who may be thinking they're looking at a fairly large model Lark, are 1:43. Actually, having several 80s-vintage Brooklins in my collection, I think this Lark probably is up to those standards. The diecast industry, however, has moved on a long way in the intervening time; the level of detail in the old Brooklins is now being exceeded on HO scale (1:87) model-railway autos, and approached even in N (1:160)! Incidentally, exactly why is it that no one does Studes in the model-railway scales (excepting the HO Lark and Hawk from Spain in the 70s)?

              Yat Ming produce a Lark?? Bring it on...in any scale you like! And a Deluxe 2dr post, like that replicated by Brooklin, is exactly the right variant. However Yat Ming's version ought properly to be a '62, in a nice medium blue shade...

              S.

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              • #8
                Saw that the other day, and being a Lark fanatic I thought hard about it. Ultimately I passed because it's such a poor interpretation[xx(] I'm used to it though- if you love Larks you'll probably NEVER get any respect. Heck, I can't even get Lark hats or clothing[B)]

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                • #9
                  http://www.hotwheelscollectors.com/n...px?news_id=725

                  Guess someone could pop into a live Chat with Hot Wheels Chief Designer Larry Wood on 12-10-08 and ask him if he'd make a Lark,
                  61 sedan for sure [:0]
                  I was looking for a way to get a custom Hot Wheels made. Thought I remember a program that Mattel had. I'll have to ask around work since we had a special promotion Hot Wheels made. I'm sure it's cost prohibitive for an individual, but you never know till you ask.



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                  • #10
                    Lark hats/clothing...Hard indeed to come by, especially up here. I think our nearest source is the forum's own Bondobilly (in NY). I've got Lark apparel on my Christmas wish list; will have to see what happens!

                    I do know a silkscreener in nearby Dundas...and the Lark logo is out of copyright, isn't it. Hmmm...! (Already had that gent do me a couple shirts last year that read "Don't drive impaired...drive totally Stude", which I only wear at Studecentric events where I know the pun will be recognized...)

                    A Hot Wheels Lark would be neat. They've never done a Stude yet that wasn't some sort of caricature (though the forthcoming Avanti is not too far off the mark)...they've done plenty of 60s iron lately, a 1:64ish Super Lark would be way cool! A GT Hawk too, while we're at it...how about it, Mattel?

                    S.

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