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Thunderbird
Collectibles
2007
Diecast, etc...  Classic Ford Thunderbirds
covering models for 1955, 1956, 1957
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 50 
new Models 
listed
The following is a listing of the classic T-bird toy models that have been released in 2007. 
Some will be new models and some will be new paint jobs & some are just new packages.
Coming from Danbury Mint - Dusk Rose 57 1/24 scale; black softtop
 

From Durham Classics - 4 new color variations of the 54 prototype Thunderbird with Fairlane stripes. 
update - all I've seen show up are pre-production models

Retail prices listed are for your information only.  They are prices advertised by Retail outlets.    I do not Sell models.

How to tell the difference between a '55, a '56 and a '57 Thunderbird
Scale or Size information

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1955 1956 1957
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2002-05 NEW
Thunderbird Models

1955 Thunderbird:
Model # - Name
Photo
Manufacturer / Country Scale Description
1955 Ford Thunderbird  ARKO / China 1/32 red; white hardtop, wire wheels, red and white interior.Hood, doors, and trunk open.  Nice quality model. May have come out in 2006.  Marketed by Motor Mint  Retail price $10
1955 Ford Thunderbird MiniChamps / China 1/43 yellow; all white interior; topless, edition of 1200. Retail price $30
1955 Ford Thunderbird
#92068
YatMing / China 1/18 Yellow with yellow hardtop; yellow and black 1956 seats - Retail price 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
#92068
YatMing / China 1/18 Turquoise with turquoise hardtop; aqua & white 1956 seats
Kinsfun 1955 Ford Thunderbird Kintoy / China 3.70" x 2" x 2" high Yellow, black, cream, red?, mint green, light blue :Squatty, shortened body with hardtop; doors open, grey interiorwith black dash & steering wheel; pull back action; #KT4022; comes in box of 12 T-birds.  retail price approx. $4 New Mold
1955 Ford Thunderbird MS Variety Co. ltd / ? 1/72 white; red and white interior; topless; Marketed in Japan as promotional for 100th aniversary Ford. no markings on chassis; In curved display box with paper label. New Mold
"1954" Ford Thunderbird Durham Classics / Canada 1/43 dark green with fairlane stripes;Calif. license plate "551 BRD" yellow on black. white seat inserts on black, black interior; whitewall tires (preproduction model)
"1954" Ford Thunderbird Durham Classics / Canada  1/43 metallic blue with fairlane stripes - pre production photo by D.C.
"1954" Ford Thunderbird Durham Classics / Canada 1/43 blue with white above fairlane stripe, blue seats with white inserts.- preproduction photo by D.C.
"1954" Ford Thunderbird Durham Classics / Canada 1/43 black with orange above fairlane stripes, black seats with orange inserts - pre-production photo by D.C.
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1956 Thunderbird:
Model # - Name
Photo
Manufacturer / Country Scale Description
1956 Thunderbird Maisto / China 1/64 turquoise; same as model produced in 2006; comes in single pak with Dollar General label,on package Retail price $0.50
1956 Thunderbird Maisto / China 1/64 Turquoise; same as above; packed in yellow and clear Easter Egg also made by Maisto; Marketed at Walmart Retail price $1
1956 Thunderbird . Maisto / China 1/64 Turquoise; same as above; packed in 5-pak with 4 cars and some construction cones and barrier. "Fresh Metal"
Johnny Lightning Classic Gold 1956 (link offsite) Thunderbird Johnny Lightning (RC2) / China 1/60 yellow/gold with black hardtop; yellow interior; detailed engine; white wall tires; chrome wire-look wheels #R35  - 53091F - Retail price $3
Johnny Lightning Classic Gold White Lightning 1956 Thunderbird . Johnny Lightning (RC2) / China 1/60 yellow/gold with black hardtop; yellow interior; white tires; Retail price $3 - but very limited 
Choro-Q Route 66 Thunderbird

Targa / China 1.75"
5cm
White with silver metallic hartop(white interior); black w/dark grey hardtop (brown interior); all silver metallic; pink with white hardtop(white interior); yellow with white hardtop; light blue with white hardtop(beige interior); removeable hardtop. Made for Japanese markets.  "ROUTE66" on license plates(black rear, red front). Box
Choro-Q Route 66 Thunderbird Collector's Edition
Targa / China 1.75"
5cm
Brown w/cream hardtop; black with flames on hood & dark grey hardtop;
; in Collectors edition grey tin with 2 Ford GTs and 2 new Mustangs.  All with RT 66 logo on hardtop and "ROUTE66" on license plates.  Made for Japanese markets.
Choro-Q Route 66 Thunderbird . Targa / China 1.75"
5cm
 black w/dark grey hardtop; pink w/white hardtop; lte blue w/white hardtop; white with silver hardtop; All with Rt 66 logo on hardtop and ROUTE66 on license plates.  Made for Japanese markets.
1956 Ford Thunderbird MotorMax / China 1/18 Olive Green;  black seats with olive green inserts; black interior; wire wheels; Hood & trunk open; - Looks like a New Mold!
1956 Ford Thunderbird MotorMax / China 1/18  Red with black seats with red inserts; topless; chrome rimmed red continental kit; doors open, hood & trunk open; wire wheels; 
1956 Ford Thunderbird American Graffiti MotorMax / China 1/18 White with chrome rimmed continental kit; black seats with white inserts, black dash; chrome steering wheel;. "American Graffiti" logo on rear fender.
1956 Ford Thunderbird "American Graffiti" MotorMax / China 1/24 White/cream with red interior  and white seats; "American Graffiti" logo on rear quarter panel; continental kit; white wall tires; convertible #73200G
1956 Ford Thunderbird Hertz Limited Edition MotorMax/ China 1/24 black with Hertz logos on doors and trunk, tan interior; cont'l kit packed in small plastic bag; Packed in Hertz black and yellow box.; white wall tires; release year unknown but first appeared in 2007 on ebay.
1956 Ford Thunderbird S-K Tools . Revell / China 1/18 Aqua with white hardtop; aqua and white interior; S-K Tools logo on doors; packed in white S-K box.; release year unknown
1956 Ford Thunderbird Muscle Machines Motorsports Authentics(Funline) / China 1/64 Cream with 2 wide blue stripes length of body on top; engine sticking out of hood;blue stripes on rocker panel with GT 500 script; in 5-pak of cars; assortment # 64936, series 2
Ford Thunderbird 1956
American Classics Collection
New Ray 1/43 Yellow with black interior, white seat inserts chrome wheels, body color cont'l kit - New packaging only - American Classic Collection - Dollar General packaging
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1957 Thunderbird:
Model # - Name
Photo
Manufacturer / Country Scale Description
1957 Thunderbird SuperFast Matchbox/Mattel / China 1/63 White; black interior; topless; cont'l kit - 2007 model released just before Christmas 2006; on card, packaged with box with t-bird graphic. Retail price $3.00
 Blue Convertible - JA0215 China 1/14 Hand formed Tin, blue with white soft top.  looks like 55/56 from front end, 57 rear end with black continental kit added; all white interior. Retail price $40
1957 Ford Thunderbird #27 of 75 series Matchbox / Mattel / China 1/63 Yellow; white interior; chrome chassis & cont'l kit; white headlights, red taillights; smoke windshield; black & chrome 3 spoke wheels Retail price $.97; variation: no tampo on headlights, thus yellow.
1957 Ford Thunderbird . RC2 (Ertl) /  1/18 Black; black & white interior;  black hardtop - Detailed like the Beanstalk & Danbury Mint models. visors move, antenna goes up anddown, hood & trunk open; detailed chassis; side air vents open & close; gas flap opens; detailed engine; card enclosed with model; 1 of 1200 - Retail price $92 - Matco Tools exclusive
1957 Ford Thunderbird Danbury Mint / China 1/24 Dusk Rose; black soft top; black & white interior - retail price $140; hood & trunk open, antenna moved up and down. correct spare tire; vents open; skirts are removeable,gas flap opens
American Muscle1957 Ford Thunderbird #39488 RC2 (Ertl) 1/18 Red; red and white interior; white hardtop one of 1085. Hood & trunk open, gas flap and side air vents open,  Detailed like the Beanstalk & Danbury Mint models; card enclosed with model details on back - Retail price - $55 to $60
American Muscle1957 Ford Thunderbird #39488 RC2 (Ertl) 1/18 Red; black and white interior; black hardtop - limited "chase" one of 217. Detailed like the Beanstalk & Danbury Mint models; card enclosed - same as above model
Retail price - $85
SpongeBob 1957 Ford Thunderbird Matchbox/Mattel / China 1/63 chartreuse green with spongebob graphics; red interior; chrome base; from set of 5 cars. K9774;  2007 Viacom printing on base; Variation 2 - 2007 Viacom tampoed on right side of model
USA Classics #15 - 1957 Ford Thunderbird Matchbox/Mattel / China 1/63 blue with white interior; in 5 pak with other cars. Retails for about $5-$7.
Classic Team 1957 Ford Thunderbird Welly / China 1/36
5"
Pink with same graphics as on those found in 2005; there may be a yellow; Road Champs
Mystery 1957 T-bird Mattel / Malaysia 1/64 orange with white hardtop; 5 spoke wheels; black windows:  packaged in black plastic blister on card - luck to find 
Ford Thunderbird Majorette/ Thailand 1/58 Purple with fish and sun graphics (like 2003 release) New wheel style - 5 spoke wheels. boxed.
1957 Ford Thunderbird Street Rod Brooklin / UK 1/43 Grey Metallic; ROD 16 - see Brooklin article
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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
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
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*  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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