Diecast, etc...  Classic Ford Thunderbirds
Scale Information

The calculator below will give you the scale for your model, 1955 to 1957 and the 2002 to 2005 Ford Thunderbird plus the Concept Thunderbird. The 1956/1957 Continental Mark II  has been added to the scale. 

All measurements are using the length of the body plus bumpers except for '56 and '57 Thunderbirds with continental kits.  Measurement units are in 10ths of an inch or in centimeters.  Use your closest measurement for inches.  Height and width are not considered in these scale calculations.

The 2002 to 2005 models & concept Thunderbirds are the same proportions so use the 2002 to find the scale for those years.

To calculate the scale for  the 1956 or 1957  Ford Thunderbird model with continental kit,  measure just the body length (headlight to tail light), without kit, and use that measurement in the form below with the correct year.

(hint - left click on the little triangles pointed down to find your year, measurement, and units. Select your choice.  The scale will appear in the bottom field)

 


 

Model year

Measurement units

Calculated Scale = 








For common scales that don't show on the above calculator:
 
Scale 1955  1956* 1957 **
no continental kit
2002 - 2005 Mark II
1/175 1 inch 2.54cm . 1.1 inch . 1.1 inch .
1/87 2 inch 5.1 cm . 2.1 inch . 2.1 inch . 2.5 inch 6.3 cm
1/63 2.8 inch 7.1cm . 2.9 inch . 3 inch .
1/1 175.3 inch 445.3 cm 175.3 inch 181.4 inch 460.8 cm 186.3 inch 473.2 cm 218.4 inch 554.7 cm
*If your 1956 Includes cont'l kit- measure body length(headlight to tail light) without kit & compare to 55 measurements ------ trivia -186.2 inch with cont'l kit
**If your 1957 comes with continental kit - measure body length (headlight to tail light) only and compare to 57 without continental kit

I will be updating the scales for particular models on the list pages as time allows.

Trivia information:

1955 full size model is 175.3 inches  (445.3 cm)

1956 full size T-bird is 186.2 inches ( 472.9 cm)  including continental kit or 175.3 inches without kit.

1957 full size T-bird is 181.4 inches (460.8 cm)

2002-2005 full size T-bird is 186.3 inches (473.2 cm) in length

1956-1957 full size Mark II is 218.4 inches (554.7 cm) in length
 
 
 
Lists:  1955 A-H 1955 I-M 1955 N-Z  + ?? 1956 A-F 1956G-J 1956 K-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
Articles:
AVON Battle Bird,
Brooklin
Corgi
Hot Wheels
Matchbox
Micro Models
 Racing Champions 
Links:
  Some cars are rather generic for 1955 & 1956 ie. have characteristics of both years.

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