The following is a listing of the classic Thunderbird models that have been released this year. Some are new models and some are new paint jobs.
How to tell the difference between a 55, a 56 and a 57 Thunderbird
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|Model # - Name||Manufacturer / Country||Scale||Description|
|1955 Thunderbird Road Signature||YatMing / China||1/18||black w/black & white interior; white removeable hardtop; (BB)|
|Platinum series #92692-9996||Matchbox-Mattel||1/43||Golden Rod yellow w/black & yellow interior; topless; packaged in tin(TBUK)|
|Cars at Carlisle All Ford Show||Banthrico / USA||7" / 18cm||silver look diecast; stamped with "All Ford Nationals 2001" on roof; #'d limited edition of 100 - engraved on base; these are the same banks that Banthrico has been producing since 1974; photo shows plain pewter-look model(BD)|
|Coke Collection||Matchbox-Mattel /||1/43||green; Coca-Cola large logos on front fenders; topless(BB)|
|Car Chains, Century Collection(BD)||.TC Toys / Chna||1/64||pink or red; removeable keychain; packaged on a card like Hot Wheels; slightly larger than Kinsmart '55 model; solid black windows. (BD)|
|Car Chains, Hi Beams||TC Toys / China.||.1/64||pink, red, yellow; tuquoise; removeable keychain, "flashlight" - button on bottom of car. slightly larger than Kinsmart '55 model; solid black windows. small "license plate tag" included on card (BL)|
|Polonaise||Komozja / Poland||.6"||blown glass Christmas ornament; yellow with black hardtop; marked on box as a 1956. (DL)|
|1955 T-Bird||Energy Promotions / China.||7".||Fabric - Soft Sculpture, black with white top. embroidered details; exclusive to www.energypromotions.com(BD)|
|2001 Coke Coca Cola Holiday T Bird Carrier Truck||Coca-Cola / China||1/43||Plastic (new mold), Red truck with covered trailer; white 55, red interior; topless t-bird and black 57 t-bird with continental kit; coca cola logos on cars;(DL)|
|Coca-Cola brand Freight Car||Coca-Cola - K-Line - YatMing / China||1/43||Red; white interior; with white Coca-Cola logo on lower front
quarter panel. 3 cars sitting on flatbed railcar;
also issued a 6 car carhauler freight car with 6 red 55 T-birds.
|Model # - Name||
||Manufacturer / Country||Scale||Description|
|American Graffiti||Revell /||1/24||white; white porthole hardtop; diecast carhop figure included|
|Snap-On Street Rod bank||Crown Premiums/ China||1/24||Cream with white porthole top; black & white interior;
tinted rear window & portholes; tinted rear window & portholes; no bullets on front bumper; 56 bumper without continental kit & extension; Snap-on logo on trunk & door. license plate "1956"
|Trustworthy Hardware StreetRod Bank||Crown Premiums/ China||1/24||Orange with brown porthole top; tan interior; no "bullets" on front bumper; no continental kit; Trustworthy logo on doors; license plate: "2001"|
|Yellow Freight Bank||Crown Premiums / China||1/24||orange (lighter than the Trustworthy model) with black porthole top;orange & white interior; HAS continental kit; Y.F. logo on doors and trunk; license plate: "2001"|
|56 Thunderbird City Cruisers||NewRay||1/43||yellow; no continental kit; topless; black seats w/ white inserts; OR red or blue with white seat and red inserts|
|56 Thunderbird City Cruisers||NewRay||1/43||yellow; no continental kit; topless; black seats; bumpers & wheels & steering wheel are painted silver (no chrome)|
|56 Thunderbird City Cruisers||NewRay||1/43||red or blue with white seats & red seat inserts, continental kit,
OR yellow with black seats/white inserts; chrome wheels, bumpers, & steering wheels
|IAPA Bank||Crown Premiums / China||1/24.||Red w white top, white continental kit::not a retail item|
|Drag Specialty Street Rod||Crown Premiums / China||1/24||blue stylized flames on black car; straight bumpers, no continental kit|
|Heatcraft Street Rod||Crown Premiums / China||1/24||black with white top, red interior; straigth bumpers, no continental kit|
|Slot car||Carrera||1/32||yellow with white hardtop; driver;(CKG)|
|1956 Thunderbird||Motor Max||1/24||black|
|1956 Thunderbird Dream Car||Schuco / China||1/24||black with white porthole hardtop; red & white interior (same mold as Crown Premiums)|
|1956 Thunderbird Street Rod||Schuco / China||1/24||yellow with red flames on side and hood, no cont'l kit; straight bumpers front & rear (same mold as Crown Premiums models)|
|1956 T-bird||Busch / Germany||1/87||Black with red top; red interior|
|Model # - Name||Manufacturer / Country||Scale||Description|
|HW Turbo Taxi #3||Mattel||1/64.||yellow w/white side flames & orange check squares along sides; PORTHOLE hardtop; orange windshield; "Tads Taxi" on side; hw logo on rear quarter panel; 3-spoke wheels; a 2001 issue but found in very late 2000.(BD)Variation: Non-porthole|
|HW Pavement Pounder||Mattel||1/64||red w/#9 in gold letter on door white stripe on bottom from back of front wheel well to just beyond rear wheel well. Wide gold stripe on side from end of front bumper to front of rear wheel well;NON-portholehardtop; with Carrier w/red cab, purple bed with 'DEADMANS CURVE'on side. (BD/AJ)|
|Marilyn Monroe & Thunderbird #39902||Corgi / China||5"||Silver-grey metallic w/blue pearl clearcoat & hint of green; topless; white interior w/pink seat inserts; ww tires, cont'l kit; figure of Marilyn Monroe in white dress|
|Hot Wheels Power Launcher / #65868||Mattel / ?||1/64||Red; gold stripes on hood; no porthole (BD)|
|Hot Wheels Rock & Roll Cafe #88463 Asst.65808||Mattel /||1/64||Burgandy; non-porthole hardtop; side tampos of long, black and silver wavy stripes; 3-spoke wheels(BD)|
|Speed Weeks Set||Brooklin / England||1/43||blue Battle Bird on trailer pulled by blue 52 Ford wagon|
|Elvis Presley Graceland diorama||Matchbox/Mattel /||1/64||yellow topless; grey interior (same as yellow matchbox 2000); part of Graceland series (BD)|
|Crazy for the Bloom Patsy Cline||Matchbox/Mattel||1/64.||red convertible; "Crazy for the Bloom" on trunk; box marked: May 2001 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. (BD)|
|Kool Toyz, Hot Wheels, Super
#087 07 0366.
|Mattel/ China||1/64||lavender blue; no port hole, with flames on side in yellow, , other vehicles in package have picture of the 57 Bird on their side. Exclusive to Target 1998 chassis date(BD)|
|Kool Toyz, Hot
#087 07 1244.
|Mattel/ China||1/64||metallic purple; no port hole, with flames on side in yellow, chrome 3-spoke wheels; clear windshield; yellow logo on doors; comes with some black track, a Chevy and the power launcher; Exclusive to Target; 1998 chassis date (DL)|
|Ertl - MTH / China||.1/48||red with white porthole top; whitewall tires; Set includes mechanical Mel's diner with carhops and black 57 Chevy plus lights(LV)|
|2001 Coke Coca Cola Holiday T Bird Carrier Truck||?? / China||1/43||Plastic (new mold), Red truck with covered trailer; black 57 with white hardtop & interior with continental kit; Coca Cola logos on cars; with 55 white tbird; licensed product of Coca Cola(DL)|
|HW Pavement Pounder||Mattel /||1/64||Light orange w/ black stylized flame graphic on sides; smoke windshield; 3 spoke wheels. Treasure Hunt. on tan car carrier with light orange cab. Carrier labeled "40th Desert Team Challenge"|
|HW Nascar Racing||Mattel /||1/64||Yellow; Nesquick #10 graphics on side; new wheel style; wide white walls (actually part of 2002 series but released early)|
|Ford 57 Thunderbird||Yat Ming / China||1/18||School bus yellow; black seats with white inserts; (only available in Canada as far as we know)|
If you know of any other models
that have been released this year, please e-mail me with a description
- model/package # - Manufacturer - scale --- Description including colors
available & anything special about the car. I will add
it to the list.
|Lists:||1955 A-H||1955 I-M||1955 N-Z ??||1956 A-F||1956G-J||1956K-N||1956 O-Z + ??||1957 A-H||1957 I-R||1957 S-Z ??||Model Kits||Hot Wheels|
|released in: 1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008||2009||2010|
* Some cars are rather generic for 1955 & 1956 ie. have characteristics of both years. If you don't see your model listed in the '56 list it may be in the '55 list. Manufacturer of many of those models is also hard to determine so distributor's name is listed which is why some models look the same but have different "manufacturers"
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