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1955 T-birds
Photo Manufacturer / Country Size Introduced Kit # Description
Aluminum Model Toys (AMT) / USA 1/25 50s/60s * 1955 Tbird styling kit; comes with modeling clay to customize car.  red lite blue or  white body
AMT / US 1/16 1976 4802 Plastic; all white pieces; non porthole top; red on box top
AMT - Matchbox / China 1/16 1979 * Plastic; red with black top on box top
Glencoe 1/72 1994 #01009 Plastic; red or blue; topless model
Ideal Toy Corporation
ITC / USA
1/60
3inches
7.5cm
50s? #3753-40 plasitic; molded in black;  "Precision Miniatures; comes with MG, part of series of 6 "Sport Cars"
Ideal
USA
8.5 inches 50s #3702  red, blue, light blue, green; box graphics show fairlane stripe on black car but model is clear of any fairlane stripe
Ideal Toy Corporation
ITC / USA
16" x 6.5" 1962 #3602.0-798  molded in color: tan, cream, black, red;  motorized; non-porthole hardtop "Motorized 3 in 1 custom"
Ideal Toy Corporation
ITC / USA
8.5 " ? 3695-198 plastic; white, ; grey "wire" style wheels"; box graphics has grey 1957 Thunderbird; kit is motorized. uses 2 "C" size batteries.
. ITC / USA . 1961 3770.5 Junior kit builder
. ITC / USA . 1962 3770.5 Junior Kit builder, box graphic of 1957 Thunderbird but body is a 55.
. MM 
Monogram Models
. late 70s
early 80's
* Black; 55 Ford Fairlane stripes appear to be molded into body but maybe not; Only marks  on chassis are ©MM
 
. Matchbox/ AMT 1/16 1979 . See AMT Matchbox above
. Palmer . 50's . Red or pink - unmarked flat base - 
. Premiere . 50's #521-89 ...
. Premiere . 50s #533 red 55 with black 1910 model T
Premiere Products Co.
/ USA
7 3/4" 50's 652-89 plastic; red with grey top; pink; plastic windshild; aqua blue  with black top on box cover; no markings on base.
Ringo Toy Corporation . . C-540/100  black, aqua, green, white, model appears to be the Ideal mold - looks exactly the same with the "Ideal" company logo on the base plasticized over;.  Nice box graphics.
X-Acto Brand - Vintage Car Club of America / Taiwan 1/24 1985 42505 wood kit with base
1956 T-birds
Photo Manufacturer / Country Size Introduced Kit # Description
Alloy Forms H.O. 1980s/90s H-2022 White metal; 9 pieces; cont'l kit; porthole hdtp;
. Alloy Forms H.O. 1980s/90s AF-2038 White metal; no cont'l kit or portholes;
AMT / ERTL / China 1/25 2003 31966 "American Graffiti" white 56 with porthole hardtop;  released in fall 03 but not reported til winter 04 

AMT  / Ertl 1/25 2005 38398 "Classic 1956 Ford Thunderbird;" or "AMT Classic" graphics show light green 56 on top; 2 package styles.
AMT/Ertl / China 1/25 2007 38547 "Fabulous Fifties" with yellow 56 graphic on box Skill level 2
Grandpa's Toys / USA 1/84 1993 PC4 tan "Early Bird" - pedal car kit - small production
Hasegawa / ? ? ? ? model kit that appears to be a Japanese issue with Monogram style logo in lower left corner of box lid
ITC - Ideal Toy Corporation 2.5in ? ? black; packaged in blister pak with MG
ITC - Ideal Toy Corporation 2.5in 1962 3746.5-50 plastic, molded in red; topless, packaged with MG
Johnny Lightning (Playing Mantis) / China 1/63 2002 . model kit of their American Graffiti 56 T-bird
. Korris Kars 1/24 1960s #560G plastic model kit with motor
Monogram / USA 1/24 1977 6101-0100 metal body, top and hood; red plastic seats; undercarriage
Monogram / USA 1/24 1982 2289 plastic; all red; porthole top; converted from 6101
Monogram / USA 1/24 1990 6183 plastic; all black pieces;  3 kits in 1 box; 56, 58, & 87; Evolution of the Legend; 
Trivia: The 58 and 87 Thunderbirds won Motor Trend's Car of the Year Award for those years.
Motor Max 1/24 2005 HG 75120 diecast; painted yellow; kit from normal built diecast; 2 different box styles. 
also comes in red.
Motor Max / China 1/24 2006 75120G Grey primer; "American Graffiti;" comes with 2 sets of Flame Decals; photo on box shows it has the Continental Kit
New Ray / China 1/43 2002 . kit of their regular production diecast; yellow with black seats.chrome ring cont'l kit
Premier 7 3/4" 50s/60s?? ?668?
#540-89
blue, red, pink, green, yellow  with continental kit to glue to rear trunk. Nice graphics on box.
Revell / China 1/25 2000 85-1512 diecast; White; ; in display box; "American Graffiti"
Revell / China 1/25 2004(late) 85-1582 diecast; aqua; in display box; "American Dreams"
. Revell /  1/18 1992 . diecast; white kit. European issue
Revell /  1/18 1990's 08716 diecast; "pink dreams" kit of their "pink dreams" model; in display box.  European issue
Testors (by New Ray) / China 1/43 2003 9690 Diecast; yellow with black & white seats; yellow con't kit -
Blue with red & white seats 
Red with red & white seats
Testors / China & USA 1/18 1991 171 diecast
1957 T-birds
Photo Manufacturer / Country Size Introduced Kit # Description
AMT / USA 1/25 ? * Junior Craftsmen Series
AMT / USA 1/25 .1962 *J-257 Craftsmen Series 
AMT / USA 1/25 1962 T2257-200 3 in 1 '57 T-bird; all white plastic pieces
AMT / USA 1/25 196? 9004-600 Slot Car Kit - molded in red with driver, etc...  Sample of a built model that has been painted:
AMT / USA 1/25 1966  2357-200 Trophy Series
. AMT / USA 1/25 1967 *3207 Elegant Trophy Series
. AMT / USA 1/25 1968 *C103 .
AMT / USA 1/25 1969 *T235 Here comes The Judge
AMT / USA 1/25 1974 T392 Modern Classics plastic; all black pieces; blue on box
AMT / USA 1/25 1979 3105 Vega$; all red pieces - with cont'l kit
AMT-ERTL / USA 1/25 1989 6516 all tan pieces - with cont'l kit; red on cover with white hardtop "Hardtop/Convertible"
AMT-ERTL  1/25 1993 8173-10DO Classics - 3 kits in one box - 1957 T-bird, 1957 Ford Fairlane 500; 1963 Ford Galaxie 500
AMT-ERTL / China 1/25 2003 31925 Classics - 1957 Ford Thunderbird; plastic; all light grey pieces;
black with red interior photo on top of box lid 
AMT 1/25 2005 38249-1HD 1957 Ford Thunderbird; just new box
AMT 1/25 2005 38395  ProShop: molded in light blue; in box with clear view of body
AMT 1/16
or 1/25?
1967 3207--300  Wonder Bird, molded in red 
AMT / USA 1/16 1979 4801  57 Ford Thunderbird hardtop / convertible; all white pieces; blue on box lid
AMT/ Matchbox 1/16 1979 *PK-7509 57 Ford Thunderbird hardtop / convertible; all white pieces; blue on box lid,
AMT-ERTL / USA 1/16 1989 6721 57 Ford Thunderbird hardtop / convertible ; plastic; red topless on box lid reissue of 4801
AMT-ERTL / USA 1/16 ? 6721 '57 Ford Thunderbird hardtop / convertible; plastic; blue with white porthole top on box lid
AMT-ERTL / Mexico 1/16 1999 30064-100 Plastic ; main parts molded in a light grey w/chrome parts; box top & ends show photo of full-size yellow 57 w/white porthole top; sides show photos of completed teal w/black top model; released August 99; reissue of older mold
. ITC 1/24 1961 3770.5 Plastic;  model may be a 55.
Renwal / USA 1/48 1966 3149:89 white; white porthole top; black chassis and interior; chrome bumpers & grill;"1957 Ford "T" Bird Collector's Showcase Series "
Renwal / USA 1/48 60's  149 1957 Ford T-bird; 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 1/48 1978 H-1258 red with black porthole hardtop; redo of the Renwal model from the 60's
Revell / USA 1/32 1968 H-1104 snap together; all black with non-porthole hardtop; beautiful graphics of red t-bird on box lid
Revell / USA 1/32 1974 H-1104 snap together; federal blue with federal blue interior & non-porthole hardtop;
Revell / USA 1/32 1979 H-1104 snap together; Red with non-porthole top; black interior
Revell / USA 1/32 1988 6151 snap together; Pink with non porthole top; California Cruisers 
Williams Bros HO 90s 53120 Clear plastic; no porthole; railroad hobby kit
* - searching for these models
Predicta Custom Kit**
Photo Manufacturer / Country Size Year Kit # Description
** Monogram / USA 1/24 1964 PC 95-149 The Predicta Model - based on the custom 1956 Thunderbird by Darryl Starbird
** Monogram / USA 1/24 1965 PC95/150  new box design
** Monogram / USA 1/24 1967 slight change in box graphics
** Monogram but built in
New Zealand by E. Allan Brooker Ltd
1/24 1967 change in box style
** Monogram /  1/24 1990 2796 reissue from old molds; new box graphics
** Revell-Monogram LLC 1/24 2000 85-0095 Monogram Classics series; restyled box graphics from 1965; with collector card
**All info on this model found on the Predicta Project site by Mark S. Gustavson 
Off site link:  Custom Clinic by Mark S. Gustavson
 
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