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Distinctive characteristics for a 1957 T-bird:     Front Fender vents;   tail fins at 45o angle out from body; massive curved bumpers which do NOT include a continental kit or bumper extension; Hardtop may be porthole or non-porthole.  New style Thunderbird emblem on non-porthole hardtops.

NOTE: Some models will have the Continental kit added on along with a bumper extension to support kit - this was an after market accessory for the real car- not a stock 57 t-bird item.  * 

Scale Information:

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Listings are in alphabetical order by brand or manufacturer. Listings cover diecasts, plastic molds, sand casts, etc...~ any 3-Dimensional 1957 Thunderbird that rolls or appears to roll whether made to be decorative, as a toy, or for the collector.
Model Kits are on a separate page.
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Brand / Country Year Made Photos Name - Model # Scale Description retail value
Ideal / Macau 1983 Slam Shifters #44685 1/60 Red w/ white non-porthole top; rear open for inserting in "slam shifter" launcher
Kidco (see Universal) / Hong Kong 1978 Dream Machine 1:50 White w/porthole hardtop
Kid-Riffic Toys (see Simple Wishes) / China 2003 . . . .
KIKO / Brazil 1980 Corgi Jr. Thunderbird #41 1:63 Red or white w/black interior/ hood opens; black cont'l kit; grey bumpers; black chassis; painted headlights & tail lights; box is marked "Corgi Jr."  See Corgi listings
1980
Corgi Jr. Thunderbird 
#41
1:63 Red or Yellow w/black interior/ hood opens; black cont'l kit; black bumpers & chassis  - "Corgi Jr"
Kingsbury mid 80's . 57 T-bird Pedal Car . Red, lite blue,  white
mid-80's . 57 T-bird Electric car . Red, lite blue, white; battery powered
1987 57 T-bird Pedal Car . 7-up pink promotional car - part of giveaway from 7-up during a promotional.  7-Up also gave away several dusk rose 57 Thunderbirds thru a drawing.
for Kohl's / China 2004 Kohl's Novelty Photo Clip 5 3/4" Cast resin; red, topless with wire "clip" behind black seat; cont'l kit; no hood scoop; Resembles a 57 T-bird - as if done from someone's old memory.(DL)
Lucky Yeh International  LTD. / China (Hong  Kong) 2000 Micro Collection 1 7/16" Yellow, stamped portholes, wide tires, mag type wheels, all dark   glass, stamped in skirts, on card w/ 6 models; new packaging for  old micro model from Funrise - see micro article

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Majorette / Thailand

1998
Radio Grill / Coca Cola; Ref:290 1:58 red w/"Coca Cola" written on doors; Coca Cola ad on trunk; Radio Grill emblem on top; porthole hardtop; Walmart's "Radio  Grill" snack bar promotional; series 200; Coca Cola polar bear on pkg; base
.MOTM 05/04
199? Custom display 1:58  by unknown - nicely done in  50's style
shows all 10 colors of the 57 T-bird using the Majorette model - which didn't come out until 1998
1999 Pepsi Cola
REF 290
1:58 Blue w/ white porthole top; red interior; Pepsi insignia on trunk, doors & "bottlecap" on top
1999 . Punch! - 57 T-bird
REF 290
1:58 Red w/ white flames on hood and sides; white porthole top; black interior; pkg. comes w/black & orange fist operated "punch" launcher
1999 . 57 T-bird 1/58 Red w/white flames on hood and sides, white porthole top; black interior - single pak
2002 . 57 Thunderbird 1:58 red with white interior; "Driver 2" printed on side; advertising the PlayStation Game. custom??
2003 . 57 Thunderbird 1:58 Purple with sun graphic on hood and trunk, fish on hook on door
2007 Ford Thunderbird 57 1:58 Purple with sun graphic on hood & trunk; fish on hook on door; New wheel style - 5 spoke
2010 1957 Ford Thunderbird 1:58 Red; 5 spoke wheel; clear windows; light colored interior
Matchbox-Lesney / England - Macau - China 1982 -  .  #42 1:63 Various - see Matchbox list and article.
Matchbox /  2003 My Classic Car  1:63 Red with tan interior
Matchbox-Mattel 2004 Blue's Clues 57 T-bird 1:63 yellow-orange with orange windshield; pink interior and bumpers. "magenta" on side with yellow and blue flowers.
2004 Blue's Clues 57 T-bird 1/63 different graphics than above
2004 Vegas #27 1/63 yellow with blue base; Around the World Series
2005 photo by Herb Superfast 1/63 pink with white interior; comes with box with graphics
2005 Superfast 1/63 metallic blue with white interior; comes with box with graphcs of 57
2005 Burger Zone 5-pak #5  MB042 1/63 red metallic with white interior; topless; continental kit; in 5-pak just released in May;
2006 Classics 5-pak J4677 1/63 black & white with white interior; topless; continental kit; in 5-pak released in August
2007 (2006) Superfast 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. $3.00

Matchbox - Mattel / China

2007 #27 of 75 series 1/63 Yellow; white interior; released in May 2007; smoke windshield; white headlights, red taillights; chrome chassis & cont'l kit. $.97
2007 K9774 1/63 Chartreuse green with red interior; chrome chassis & bumpers; In 5-pak with round sticker of Spongebob $7.50
2007 #15 - K9625 1/63 Blue with white interior; 3 spoke chrome and black wheels; in regular 5-pak with 4 other cars.smoke windshield


Matchbox - Mattel / Thailand
2008 M6400 asst. 34307 1/63 Light blue with all white interior; chrome bumpers and cont'l kit, 3 spoke wheel;smoke windshield;  in 10 pack - exlusive color to 10 pak.
Matchbox - Mattel / ? 2008 . 1/63 red with orange lower half of body and Nickelodeon graphics - in 5 pack
Matchbox-Mattel / ? 2009 1957 Ford Thunderbird "Fairly Odd Parents" N9930 1/63 lime green  with purple pink interior; released October 2009 in Nickelodean series "Fairly Odd Parents"; 5 pack of cars $8-$9 pack
Matchbox-Mattel / Thailand 2010 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Mickey Mouse ClubHouse
1/63 green with white interior; clear windshield; grey plastic chassis; flower wheels; released August 2010 in MM Clubhouse 5pak. $8-$9
pack
Mattel / USA 1969 . Hot Wheels Classic '57 T-Bird 1:64 Various metallic colors; convertible with opening hood; rear wheels larger than front wheels; aerodynamic "head rest"; 1968 on chassis
Mattel / ? 2012 . Hot Wheels Classic 57 T-bird 1:64 Retooled Model of 1969 first release; 4 chrome colors;  Redline club exclusive $25

Mattel / Hong Kong
1978 - 1981 . Hot Wheels 
57 T-Bird #2013
1:64 Porthole hardtop; rear wheels larger than front wheels; metal chassis; 1977 on chassis
Mattel / Hong Kong or Malaysia 1982  . Hot Wheels 
57 T-Bird
1:64 Non-porthole hardtop; 1981 on chassis; rear wheels larger than front wheels; metal chassis
1983 - present . Hot Wheels 
57 T-Bird
1:64 Non-porthole hardtop; 1977 on chassis; rear wheels larger than front wheels; metal or chrome plastic chassis
Mattel-Arco / China 1988  . Hot Wheels 
Giant 57 T-Bird
1:43 Porthole hardtop; 1988 on chassis; rear wheels larger than front wheels; Engine sticks out of hood
Mattel / China
or
Mattel / Thailand
1996 to present . Hot Wheels
Ford Thunderbird
1:64 Convertible with extended rear bumper & cont'l kit; wheels all the same size; made with "Corgi's" old Corgi Jr. mold from 1980; no chassis date. 
1998 to present . Hot Wheels 
57 T-Bird
1:64 Porthole hardtop; rear wheels larger than front wheels; chrome plastic chassis; 1977 on chassis
2000 . Hot Wheels
57 T-Bird
1:64 NON-Porthole hardtop; rear wheels larger than front wheels; chrome plastic chassis; 1998 on chassis
2011 to present . Hot Wheels '57 T-Bird 1:64 Non-Porthole hardtop; rear wheels larger than front wheels; polished metal base; 2011 or 2013 on base.
Mattel/ China 1999 . Electric HotWheels Racing - Slot Car Set 1:60
Plastic; yellow w/white porthole hardtop; no hood scoop;for H.O. slot car tracks; packaged w/blue(purple) 57 Chevy (mold was formerly a TYCO mold)- Magnum 440-H2 Twinpak
1999 . Toy Story 2 Chase 'N Crash #38093 - slot car set 1:60 Plastic; light teal sides and top & white hood & trunk; silver 57 fairlane stripe; w/track and another slot car
2000 . Hot Wheels Electric
 Racing / #96627
1:60 Plastic; metallic red; fake air intake attached to hood; slot car; comes in "Turbo TwinPack" w/blue '60 Corvette
Mattel / China 2003 57 Hot Wheels Thunderbird Pro Street 1:18 Red with white porthole  top with engine sticking out of hood; 
2003 57 Hot Wheels Thunderbird Pro Street 1:18 Teal with teal porthole top with engine sticking out of hood; 
2004 57 Hot Wheels Thunderbird Pro Street 1:18 Black with red interior, topless, engine sticking out of hood
Mattel /  2012 Hot Wheels Classic 57 T-bird 1/64 retooled remake of 1969 model.
McDonald's 1990 . Mighty Mini 4x4 1:80 Plastic; Yellow w/ monster wheels & cont'l kit; wind-up motor. Rather generic looking t-bird but has 57 style bumpers; Came in "Happy Meals" box w/gas station cutouts.  Golden Arches molded in trunk; cont'l kit.
MTH see Ertl . . . . MTH contracts with diecast companies to use models for their train sets.  They have used Ertl ('57s), YatMing('55s & 2002/2003), and MotorMax('56s) diecast Thunderbirds.  some are unique colors to their sets.
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Brand / Country Year Made Photos Name - Model # Scale Description retail value
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PB ~Phat Boyz ~  . . .see "Simple Wishes" . .
Popular Imports / China 1998-99 . Antique Car 6.5" Polystone; golden yellow; soft top - looks like it needs restoration!
1998-99 . Windchimes 2 7/8"
7cm
Polystone; golden yellow; soft top; molded on "stone road" w/ 3 "brass" rod chimes dangling below w/ tire, hat, and gas can miniatures above rods
Processed Plastic Co. 1980's . Mini-buggies #4700 2" Plastic; black, red, blue, yellow or green w/white chassis OR white w/black chassis; marked "55 T-BIRD" on chassis but bumpers and fins are 1957
RC2  see Ertl
Renwal / USA 1966 . 1957 Ford "T" Bird
Collector's Showcase Series 3149:89
1/48 Plastic model kit; white; white porthole top; black chassis and interior; chrome bumpers & grill
1960's 1957 Ford T-bird #149 1/48 Plastic Model Kit; white; white top; black chassis and interior;chrome bumpers and grill; also issued as mail-away offer with 2 other models#49-2383 - Jaguar XKE and 65 Corvette
Revell / Germany 1978 .. 1957 Ford Thunderbird #H-1258 1/48 Plastic Model Kit; red with black porthole hardtop; redo of the Renwal model from the 60's
Revell / USA 1968 . '57 T-bird 1/32 Plastic Model Kit; snap together; all black with non-porthole hardtop; beautiful graphics of red t-bird on box lid
1974 . '57 T-bird #H-1104 1/32 Plastic Model Kit; snap together; federal blue with federal blue interior & non-porthole hardtop;
1979 ' '57 T-bird #H-1104 1/32 Plastic Model Kit; snap together; Red with non-porthole top; black interior.
1988 . California Cruisers #6151 1/32 Plastic Model Kit; snap together; Pink with non porthole top
Rhino / . . . . Color changer; cheap casting; no hood scoop
. . . . . cheap casting; no hood scoop
Road Runners (K-Mart) / China 1992 Classy Chassis 4.5" Same as SS401-2: Black w/ black top; silver & gold emblems
1992 . Classy Chassis 4.5" Same as SS401-2; Convertible;  White w/red interior;
Road Signature - see Yat Ming . . . . .
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* Continental kits were available though in 1957 and later years. The proliferation of 57 models with continental kits derives from the time period of the late 70's when the TV show Vega$ aired and the star of the show drove a red 57 with a continental kit.

 If you don't see your '57 classic t-bird model listed at all, Please contact me with a description including the manufacturer/ country of origin / year made if known / size / general & specific description including color of body and interior and type of top, hub style, etc.

Models are added all the time so come back periodically to see the additions.
 
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