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Brooklin 1954 4-Door Station Wagon

Brooklin 1954 4-Door Station Wagon

 

1954 saw Buick, like most of the industry, switch to all-steel bodies for their station wagons, while the entire line got wrap-around “Panoramic” windshields and new front fenders. The entry-level Special was built on a new 122-inch wheelbase, too. Give Brooklin’s research team very high marks on this model; the boxy body’s shape is right any way you look at it, and only the tailgate handle is missing. Brooklin’s glossy Casino Beige paint matches chips well but does have some minor surface ripples. While a lot of the trim (beltline molding, window surrounds, vent windows, and name badges) is cast in crisp relief and painted over, the major brightwork is all done with separate plated metal parts. The rocket mascot is very well done, and the Special’s three “portholes” are recessed into the body — nice work. The interior’s tan and beige seat upholstery has the correct pattern, though inner door panels lack handles and cranks. All Specials had a unique two-dial instrument panel that Brooklin has modeled accurately, though none of the dash details have been picked out. There’s good-looking chassis detail in relief on the baseplate, and the red ring around the authentic wheel covers is a very nice touch. — Wayne Moyer

1:43 | $125

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Updated: June 4, 2014 — 9:31 AM

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