etc... Classic Ford Thunderbirds
1957 Thunderbird Diecast Models
S to unknown Brands or Manufacturer
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.
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.
||The proliferation of 57 T-bird 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.
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 picky collector. Model Kits are on a separate page but listed here for your info.
Click on underlined words to view photos.
|Brand / Country||Year Made||Photo||Name - Model #||Scale||Description|
|Shamber's / Spain||80's?||Grand Prix Ref. #4096||1/72||Plastic - yellow or green with white chassis; very similar to the models by Plastic Processed Co.- possible knock-off. In set with late 60's Corvette; there may be other colors; set comes with "punch" style starting gate. unmarked on chassis.|
|Simple Wishes / China||2002||Phat Boyz 1957 Ford T-bird||1"x1.5"||Purple with cream porthole top - flattened body - in 2-pak with 1990 mustang; extended bumper for continental kit.|
|Simple Wishes (Kid-Riffic Toys) / China||2003||Phat Boyz 1957 Ford T-brd Remote||2"x1.5"||Plastic; purple with cream top; slightly larger than their release of the 57 at Christmas 2002; Comes with controller; needs one 9V battery for controller and 3 AAA batteries for charger; 2 different box styles available.extended bumper for continental kit|
|Simple Wishes (PB) / China||2004||#82046 Phat Boys 1957 T-bird||1"x1.5"||Lite Teal with cream porthole top - flattened body; in 5-pak;extended bumper for continental kit|
|Simple Wishes (PB) / China||.||Phat Boys Custom Shop||1"x1.5"||Plastc; purple with cream top; engine stuck to hood; "Custom Shop" on tires; dished wheels; extended bumper for continental kit|
|Sterling / U.S.A||50's/60's?||
||'57 Thunderbird, #601||4"
|Plastic; red, aqua or white, molded in 1 piece w/bar axles & wheels snapped on; pencil sharpner attached to underside; black wheels|
|*Swinging Superiors / China||1989||SS401-2||4.5"||Similar to Corgi model except w/matching metal "soft" top; friction motor; some plastic parts; & white interior; hood opens; continental kit; Colors: Black, Red, fuchsia purple, metallic red, metallic brown, metallic blue; no tampos|
|*Swinging Superiors / China||1989||
||SS401-2||4.5"||Similar to Corgi model; convertible; friction motor; some plastic parts; white interior; hood opens; continental kit; Colors: Red, fuchsia purple, metallic red, metallic brown, metallic blue; no tampos|
|*Swinging Superiors / China||circa 1990||SS4302-3||4.5||pink; white interior; black steering wheel; hood and doors open; 55 logos on nose and sides; chassis marked "1956 Thunderbird"; extended cont'l kit with black tire cover and tbird logo molded on it; chrome wheels; 57 tbird fins, grill and bumpers.|
|*SunnySide Limited / China||1991||
||SS4901-2||4.5"||Similar to Corgi model except w/matching metal "soft" top; friction motor; some plastic parts; & white interior; hood opens; continental kit; Colors: light blue or light pink w/ '55 emblem tampos; RARE COMBO: blue interior in lt.blue model.|
|*SunnySide Limited / China||1991||
||SS4901-2||4.5"||Similar to Corgi model; convertible; friction motor; some plastic parts; white interior; hood opens; continental kit; Colors: Colors: light blue, light pink; mint green w/ '55 emblem tampo|
|*SS||1994||SS - Classy Chassis||4.5"||Similar to Corgi model; white with red interior; topless or black with red interior; continental kit; sold only thru K-Mart - packaged singlely|
|*Superior (SS) / CHina||2005||SS - #7736||1/24||Red, Black, blue, yellow, pink or Light Green; white hardtop; white seat with tan seat inserts. This is the FIRST METAL DIECAST in this size for the 57.|
|Thomas Toy||?||.||see "unknown" below for pictures||.||blue or yellow don't have model to verify - just pictures|
|Tyco / China||70's||Slot Car||1:60||Plastic body on slot car chassis; med. blue w/ white stripes length of top of car; rear wheels larger than front; rear tires white - front tires black; see Mattel slot cars|
|Tyco / China||1992||Classic Collectors Edition Slot Car HP-7 #9023||1:60||Plastic body on slot car chassis; lt. blue w/white porthole hardtop; no hood scoop; same size tires & wheels|
|Tyco - Mattel Hot Wheels||1999-present||See Mattel listings|
|Universal Assoc.. Co.(KIDCO) / Hong Kong||1977||Dream Machine, Replicars of the 50's #103||1:50||Dark blue or white; yellow tinted windows; "spring"?? axles, plastic undercarriage|
|Valvoline / China||1993||Valvoline 10 Most Wanted Cars||2.75"
|Blue w/ white top; black chassis; silver painted bumpers; white interior; in set of 10 autos; see Golden Wheel Diecasting|
|? / Vietnam||2004||1957 Ford Thunderbird V024||14"x5"||Wood, pieced and carved; topless - variety of woods used.|
|? / Vietnam||2009||.||1957 Ford Thunderbird||14"x5"||Wood, pieced and carved; hardtop - variety of woods used.|
|Welly / China||2005||
||1957 Thunderbird||1/36||White, Silver, or Black
with stylized flame graphics & words: "Classic Team" on sides and hardtop;
cream interior with cream base; pull-back "motor"; only markings: "made
in China" on base; chrome wheels, bumpers; doors open. stubby, out
of scale proportions.
Also in pink (2007 find)
|Williams Bros / USA||1990's||.||.||.||Model Kit; plastic; clear pieces|
|Wolper & Azran-Hamway / Hong Kong||1977||"Welcome Back Kotter" Epstein||1:51||Plastic; Blue, non-porthole hardtop, black windows, chrome 5-spoke wheels, "Epstein" or "Barbarino" character head stuck to roof of car; chromed bumpers, black chassis; "rolling action motor", #3 of 4 cars in series from TV show "Welcome Back Kotter" - from the 70s.|
|unknown||late 80's or
early 90's to present
|.||Pencil Sharpner||1:64||Bronze look; black plastic soft top w/ cont'l kit; standard pencil sharpener underneath body|
|Yat Ming / China||2000||
||Road Signature / Diecast Metal Collection / Deluxe Edition /Ford 1957
|1:18||Blue OR Yellow; w/ continental kit?!, chrome cover; w/cream NON-porthole hardtop; Tan & cream interior; white sunvisors; hubcaps similar to original but no "FORD" on them. Now for another goof on their part - a tach added to the steering column!! FIRST 1/18th scale 57 Diecast ever made!|
|Yat Ming / China||2000||
||Road Signature Collection / Deluxe Collection / Diecast
Metal / Ford 1957 Thunderbird
|1:18||Red OR White [stereo // or X-eye] OR StarMist Blue!; w/ continental kit!, chrome cover on kit; w/cream PORTHOLE hardtop; black & cream interior; white sun visors; hubcaps like above + added "FORD" to centers. tach added to the steering column! weird! Also sold under the Fairfield Mint label.|
|Yat Ming / China||2001||Road Signature Collection / Deluxe Edition; Special for the 2001,"12th Annual Yellow Rose Classics "Car Show, Ft. Worth Texas||1:18||Red, White Porthole top); w/ continental kit, black & white interior as above model. with Yellow Rose logo surrounded by state of Texas outline in gold print on hood and " 12th Annual Yellow Rose Classics, hosted by the North Texas Mustang Club, August 11 & 12, 2001" on doors.|
|Yat Ming / China||2001||Ford 57 Thunderbird||1:18||School bus yellow; black seats with white inserts; (only available in Canada as far as we know) - like above Yat Ming models|
|Yat Ming / China||2001||.||Ford 57 Thunderbird||1:18||Blue; black seats with white inserts; only available in Canada as far as we know) - like above Yat Ming models|
|Yat Ming / China||2003||57 Thunderbird, Road Signature Leather Series||1:18||Thunderbird Bronze; black interior with leather covered seats; white wall tires; cont'l kit|
|Yat Ming / China||2003||.||57 Thunderbird||1:18||mint green with cont'l kit, white hardtop; black & white interior|
|Yat Ming / China||2008||.||57 Thunderbird 92358||1:18||dark blue with dark blue interior|
|Yat Ming / China||2008||.||57 Thunderbird 92358||1:18||black with full red interior|
|unknown maker||1960s?||57 Thunderbird||4.5"||Grey soft plastic; crude mold; Convertible; windshield frame; wheels on snap-on metal axles; possible 60's? - no markings - possible Marx toy|
|unknown / USA||?||
|Plastic; Blue with porthole hardtop; snap on grey wheels
marked "made in U.S.A. S-4360; wire wheel style - Possibly a Thomas
Toy - where Thomas Toy would be on underside, it's been removed.
Green; Plastic; porthole hardtop;no cont'l kit; trailer hitch; 1 piece mold w/ snapon axles
|unknown / China||late 80's||
|9"||Plastic w/ Back Seat!! ;Pull string action; Colors: lt. blue or lt green w/ pink stripe on side; OR all pink; or red-orange w/"classic car" tampo; OR yellow, more colors; non-porthole hardtop|
|unknown/USA||2002||.||"BattleBird"||1:24||Resin model kit; use in conjunction with the AMT/Ertl model 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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