I bought a few BROOKLIN 1:48 autos because they were models of cars that were meaningful to me: a 1948 Packard (my mom's car) and a 1956 Continental Mk II (my classic car; it's now parked on the driveway awaiting further restoration). I mostly buy Ertl and Corgi models -- good models for the money.
In my fantasy life, I wanted a 1953 Studebaker, but that wish was never fulfilled. So I created a Studebaker car dealership on my layout as an echo of that wish. I once wanted a 1958 Edsel Citation, but my wife outvoted me. I bought a model for my layout. Mini-dreams can come true!
Some pix attached.
Mike Mottler LCCA 12394