Sunday, February 8, 2015

1941 Packard Clipper 4-Door Sedan by Brooklin

The Packard Clipper is an automobile built by the Packard Motor Car Company in the years 1941-1947 and  represents the best of its age.  The original 1941 Clipper debuted as a single four-door model priced at $1,420. This made it a fairly expensive car, competing with the Cadillac Sixty-One, Lincoln Zephyr and Chrysler New Yorker.
The 1941 Packard Clipper was one of the last cars built by Packard before it shifted to military production for the war effort. The car was available only as a four-door sedan featured a smoothly curved modern body, drawn by noted designer Howard 'Dutch' Darrin. His design molded body and fenders into a dramatic flowing shape that contrasted sharply with the traditional design themes. After the war, Packard resurrected this design for the 1946 and 1947 model years.
 The Clippers were very unique and innovative for their time. Distinctive body shape and design of this Packards  we can recognize in Bentley and Rolls Royce 1956-1961 models.
Brooklin has accurately recreated all these features in a flawless white metal body with smooth and glossy paint.  Packard Clipper is one of the first Brooklins. At the beginning were selected in simple but distinctive shapes. There are only a few plated parts - bumpers, grill, lights and hood ornament., Door handles are only relief-cast. The Maroon  body paint is excellent, but fonts are unreadable.
The interior is very simple, there are no inner door handles or cranks. Both the lines and details match properly from all angles, and dimensions are right on 1:43 scale.  This one’s very accurate in all respects, and it’s a real beauty, easy to find on e-Bay at a bargain price.

Brooklin 1941 Packard Clipper 4-Door Sedan

 Manufacturer: Brooklin Models
 Scale: 1/43
 Year of Production: 1984 - 1996
 Part Number: BRK 018
 Material: White Metal
 Rating: 6/10