This is also known as '57 T-Bird Convertible and Ford Thunderbird. Although Mattel aquired Corgi in 1989, models never mixed until 1996 when there were several corgi casting found in the Hot Wheels line-up. This was quite short lived though. Although similar in appearence to '57 T-Bird (1978), this model is a former Corgi casting, and they are in fact 2 different cars. There is a push button on the base to pop the opening hood up.
The '57 T-Bird has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|1996||1996 Target Goodyear Playset||Metalflake Blue||No tampos||Black / Metal||Clear||Black||Corgi||65686||China|
|1996||1996 FAO Schwarz Gold Series III Set||Black||Gold HW logo on front windshield||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Yellow||Gold BW||16020||China|
|1996||1996 100th Anniversary of the Automobile Set||Pearl Pink||Red and Gold HW logo on rear license plate.||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black||PC6||16266||China|
|1996||1996 Hot Wheels triple black||black||no tampos||black / metal||clear||black||Corgi||China||opening hood, no production year on bottom|
|612||1997||1997 Hot Wheels #612||Turquoise||Red HW logo on windshield||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||White||BW||95538||China||Opening hood|
|1997||1997 40th Anniversary of the T-Bird Set||Teal||detailed lights and trim||Black / Metal||Clear||White||WLRR||16989||China||Opening hood|
|1997||1997 Target Motorin' Music Set||Metalflake Light Gold||Detailed lights and trim||Black / Metal||Clear||White||White line BW||17279||China||Opening hood|
|1997||1997 Parking & Service Garage Playset||Red||No tampos||Black / Metal||Clear||Black||Corgi||65603||China|
|1997||Gas Station Playset||Black||No tampo||Black / Metal||Clear||Black||Corgi||65694||China||Opening hood|
- '57 T-Bird (1978): The original Hot Wheels casting.