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  • 1977 - 1979 Thunderbird

    The largest selling years of Thunderbird production happened between '77 - '79. Nearly 1 million new T-birds hit the road in those 3 model years. It was obviously a popular choice during it's time.

    Forty plus years later that seems to be translating into interest by model car collectors. A few years ago a relatively crude 1:64 replica was brought to the market in the $3 - $4 price range. These now sell for a significant premium on eBay, despite being marginal in quality. Two or 3 years ago NEO brought out a nicely done resin 1:43 model in three colors. These are sold out everywhere and there are none currently available on eBay either.

    That beings me to some pretty big evidence that the diecast car manufacturers are really missing the boat by not bringing out a 1:24 or 1:18 scale model of this vintage Thunderbird. Check out what this professionally built 1:25 resin model recently brought on eBay:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1977-Ford-T...AAAOSwnhFeXqot

    Here's a picture of real 1977 Thunderbird in Lipstick Red as depicted by the model.

    20200315_204107.jpg

    Any former or current owners of this generation T-bird in our group?


    18 years, 165K miles, 48 States X 2 & DC, 9 Canadian provinces, 8 European countries, 3 Caribbean Islands, 3 Hawaiian Islands, 100+ National Park locations, 100+ T-bird events, 190+ retrobird diecasts/models, 12 TOTM pics & some very special friends...THANKS to TBN !

  • #2
    No, but I wouldn’t mind having one.
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    • #3
      Wow Paul! I had a dove grey 1977 company car....my only other tbird

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      • #4
        Wow, I have had five of those, three 77's and one each of the 78 and 79. I have the small model and a 1/32 kit.
        02 Nieman Marcus-SS htp-f/sil. #165 - 21 states-DC
        02 TB-TB htp-p/blue acc.-Nancy Gioia-28 states-DC
        03 007-Coral htp-f/white acc. #468 7 states
        03 WW-WW htp-p/red 8 states
        04 VMG-VMG htp-p/white - 20 states-DC
        04 PCR-Ash htp f/ash acc. #101 - 19 states-DC
        04 Merlot- Merlot htp-sand- B. Grassnig-48 states-DC
        04 TR-TR htp-blk 18 states-DC
        04 LIB-LIB htp-p/white 15 states-DC
        05 Cashmere htp-stone #408 21 states-DC
        05 IG-IG htp-p/white #82 - 48&DC
        05 Dusk Rose-DR htp-cashmere seats - 48&DC

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        • #5
          I bought a new Silver Anniversary T-Bird in 1980 off the dealer's showroom floor! Wife's daily driver for five years until she saw the new first edition Ford Explorer Sport and traded in my T-Bird.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 4LOWBIRDS+8 View Post
            Wow, I have had five of those, three 77's and one each of the 78 and 79. I have the small model and a 1/32 kit.
            Why am I not surprised?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by 007Cruiser View Post

              Why am I not surprised?
              I could go on and on.
              02 Nieman Marcus-SS htp-f/sil. #165 - 21 states-DC
              02 TB-TB htp-p/blue acc.-Nancy Gioia-28 states-DC
              03 007-Coral htp-f/white acc. #468 7 states
              03 WW-WW htp-p/red 8 states
              04 VMG-VMG htp-p/white - 20 states-DC
              04 PCR-Ash htp f/ash acc. #101 - 19 states-DC
              04 Merlot- Merlot htp-sand- B. Grassnig-48 states-DC
              04 TR-TR htp-blk 18 states-DC
              04 LIB-LIB htp-p/white 15 states-DC
              05 Cashmere htp-stone #408 21 states-DC
              05 IG-IG htp-p/white #82 - 48&DC
              05 Dusk Rose-DR htp-cashmere seats - 48&DC

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