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'57 T-Bird
Debut Series Flying Colors
Produced 1978 - Present
Designer Larry Wood and Bob Rosas (Collaboration)
Number 2013
'57T-Bird wh 78.jpg


Description

The '57 T-Bird first debuted in 1978 as part of the Flying Colors series in a red, white, and blue patriotic paint scheme. It was originally introduced with a porthole window in the hardtop, to replicate the option on the real car, but it was soon omitted to save cost. The porthole was re-introduced many years later.

This car was also featured in the T-Bird Tossup track set. The set came with either the white or yellow car.

Versions

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
1978 Flying Colors White Red, Blue & Black "Thunderbird" Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint BW 2013 Hong Kong w/ porthole '57T-Bird wh 78.jpg
1978 Mainline
Oldies But Goodies
Yellow Red, Blue & Black "Thunderbird" Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint BW 2013 Hong Kong with porthole '57T-Bird yel 78.jpg
1981 Mainline Yellow Red, Blue & Black "Thunderbird" Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint BW Maylasia no porthole 57 T-Bird YelNoHole.JPG
1982 Mainline Metalflake Red No tampo Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint BW 2013 Malaysia with porthole 57 T-Bird MtRedbwhole.JPG
1982 Mainline Metalflake Red No tampo Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint BW 2013 Hong Kong no porthole 57tbird mf red hongkong.jpg
1982 Mainline Metalflake Red No tampo Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint BW 2013 Malaysia no porthole '57TBird mf red noport mala.jpg
1983 Real Riders Metalflake Red No tampo Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Amber) Amber tint Goodyear Grey Hub RR 4357 Malaysia no porthole 735EBA20-0B12-470C-B6AF-7FB51A1537CB.jpeg
1983 Real Riders Metalflake Red No tampo Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint Grey Hub RR 4357 Malaysia 57TBird mf red mala GRR.jpg
1983 Real Riders Metalflake Red No tampo Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint White Hub RR 4357 Malaysia 57TBird Mf Red Mala WRR.jpg
1985 Mainline Red Blue, Purple, Yellow "TBIRD" Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint BW 9522 Malaysia 57 T-Bird Red.JPG
1986 Mainline Black Purple, Blue & Red "TBIRD" Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Black) Gray tint BW 2536 Hong Kong Window Black 57TBird blk w-tampo HK BW 1985.jpg
1986 Mainline Real Riders Black Purple, Blue & Red "TBIRD" Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Smoke) Gray tint Gray Hub RR 2536 Malaysia 57TBird mala Black w-GRR w-tampo.jpg
1986 Mainline Real Riders Black Purple, Blue, Red "TBIRD" Unpainted
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Metal
TInted (Grey) Gray tint White Hub RR 2536 Malaysia Image Not Available.jpg
1988 Mainline Turquoise Purple & Red stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Clear BW 3992 Hong Kong 57 T-Bird Trqprp.JPG
1988 Mainline White Blue & Red stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint BW 3993 Hong Kong 57 T-Bird Wht.JPG
1990 Park 'n Plates Turquoise Purple & Yellow stripes with "T Bird" on hood Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint WW 2072 Hong Kong 57 T-Bird-20706.jpg
1990 Park 'n Plates Turquoise Purple & Yellow stripes with "T Bird" on hood Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint BW 2072 Hong Kong Image Not Available.jpg
1991 Park 'n Plates Turquoise Orange & Yellow stripes with "T Bird" on hood Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint WW 2072 Hong Kong 57 T-Bird-20707.jpg
1991 Mainline Turquoise Yellow, White, & Purple stripes on sides. Light Gray
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Plastic
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint BW 1610 Malaysia HW 57 T-BIRD 1610 1 C.jpg
1991 McDonald's Turquoise Yellow, White, & Purple on sides Light Gray
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Plastic
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint BW 1610 Malaysia McDonalds 57TBird.JPG
1991 McDonald's Red Pink, Blue & Green Stripes on sides Light Gray
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Plastic
TInted (Red) Red tint BW 1677 Malaysia 57 T-Bird RedMcD.JPG
190 1992 Gleam Team Light Gold Chrome no tampo Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Grey) Gray tint BW 1760 Malaysia Textured plastic body 57 T-Bird GldGT.JPG
190 1992 Gleam Team Dark Gold Chrome no tampo Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Grey) Gray tint BW 1760 Malaysia Textured plastic body Image Not Available.jpg
1993 All American Car Showcase Collection Chrome Black 25th Anniversary Logo on roof. Chrome
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Plastic
Red Transparent Red BW 10996 Malaysia Image Not Available.jpg
1994 FAO Schwarz Gold Series Collection Black White Hot Wheels Logo Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Yellow) Yellow tint PC5 Gold 12293 Malaysia 3000 produced 57 T-Bird FAOR.JPG
1994 Gulf Promo Turquoise White, Orange, Blue "GULF" Logo Gray
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Plastic
Tinted (Grey) Gray tint PC5 Gold Malaysia Only in baggie 57 T-Bird TrqGlf.JPG
1995 Ford 5-Pack Yellow Yellow Hot Wheels Logo on rear window Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Clear BW 12404 Malaysia 57 T-Bird Yelbw.JPG
1995 Ford 5-Pack Yellow Yellow Hot Wheels Logo on rear window Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Clear 7SP 12404 Malaysia 57 T-Bird Yel7sp.JPG
1995 Ford 5-Pack Yellow Yellow Hot Wheels Logo on rear window Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Clear 3SP 12404 Malaysia 57 T-Bird Yel3sp.JPG
1995 Service Merchandise Classic American Car Collection Chrome no tampo Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint RL 14021 Malaysia Textured plastic body ServiceTbirdJPG.jpg
1995 Then & Now 8-Pack Metalflake Silver Gold Hot Wheels logo. Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted Black 7SP 15162 Malaysia Target Exclusive Tbird57-1.jpeg
356 1995 Treasure Hunt
4/12
Metalflake Purple No tampo Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Clear RR 13352 Malaysia '57 T-bird MetBlk.JPG
384 1996 Flamethrower
1/4
White Orange & Green flames, Orange HW logo on back quarter-panel. Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Clear 7SP 15223 Malaysia '57 T-Bird - 96 Flamethrower.jpg
384 1996 Flamethrower
1/4
White Gold, Red, Green Flames Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Clear 7SP 15223 Malaysia 57 T-Bird FTGld.JPG
384 1996 Flamethrower
1/4
White Orange & Green flames, Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Clear 7SP 15223 Malaysia HWW 3098.jpg
1996 '50's Favorites 5-Pack Metalflake Teal no tampo Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Green) Green tint 5SP 15068 Malaysia 57 T-Bird Aqu5sp.JPG
1996 '50's Favorites 5-Pack Metalflake Teal no tampo Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Green) Green tint 3SP 15068 Malaysia 57 T-Bird Aqu3sp.JPG
1996 '50's Favorites 5-Pack Metalflake Teal no tampo Gray
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Plastic
Tinted (Green) Green tint 3SP 15068 Malaysia 57 T-Bird AquGry.JPG
1996 Fabulous '57s 2-Car set Metalflake Red Metallic silver roof Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Black WLDDRR Malaysia Bloomingdales Exclusive Image Not Available.jpg
1997 40th Anniversary of the Thunderbird 2-Car Set Metalflake Maroon White top & realistic trim Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Clear RR 16989 China 57 T-Bird Red2pk.JPG
1998 Hot Wheels 30th Anniversary White Red & blue stripes across top hood, roof & trunk. Black "Thunderbird" and Thunderbird logo on hood. Chrome
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Plastic
Blue Transparent Blue BW 18867 Malaysia Image Not Available.jpg
1998 Cruisin' the '50's 8-Car Set Turquoise White roof Chrome
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Plastic
Clear White White wall BW 19758 China FAO Schwarz Exclusive '57 T-Bird-1998 FAO '50's Set.jpg
1999 '50s Cruisers 5-Pack Black Yellow, White, & Orange pinstripes Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Yellow) Yellow tint LW Gold 21076 Malaysia 57 T-Bird BlkLWG.JPG
685 1998 Tattoo Machines
1/4
Metalflake Blue Black & White pinstripes Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint 3SP 18767 Malaysia 57 T-Bird BluTat.JPG
056 2000 Treasure Hunts
8/12
Metalflake Green black, gray, silver design with star, "TH 2000" on hood Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Yellow) Yellow tint CDDRR 26378 Malaysia 57 T-Bird - 00TH.jpg
217 2000 Mainline Purple White, Yellow, Orange & Black Tampos Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Blue) Blue tint Chrome LW 29272 Malaysia 57tbird.jpg
2000 Wild Race Teams Set Light Blue White Hot Wheels logo on trunk Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Transparent Chrome 3SP 68993 China 57tbird.jpg
2001 Pavement Pounders Red Gold & White decal, Gold number 9. Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Transparent 3SP 89312 China Came with Long Nose Day Cab Truck Pavement Pounder 89312 Car.jpg
2001 Pavement Pounders White Orange & Red patterns Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Chrome 3SP 89850 China Came with Blown Truck Pavement Pounder 89850-93 T-Bird Car.jpg
2001 Power Launcher Red Gold graphics on sides & hood. Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Transparent 3SP 65868 China Image Not Available.jpg
2001 Kool Toyz Power Launcher Metalflake Purple Yellow flames and Hot Wheels logo on sides. Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Transparent 3SP 89382 China Image Not Available.jpg
2001 Kool Toyz Super Race Rigs Blue Yellow flames and Hot Wheels logo on sides. Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Transparent 3SP 89383 China Image Not Available.jpg
055 2001 Turbo Taxi
3/4
Yellow "Tad's Taxi". White, Orange checkboard. Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Orange) Orange tint 3SP 50090 Malaysia '57 T-bird 2001 Turbo Taxi Series yellow.JPG
2001 Rock & Roll Cafe Maroon Silver & Black waves Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Clear White 3SP 88463 China No portholes Hw 57t-bird 2001b.jpg
2001 City Center Red Gold & gray graphics on hood. Gray stripe & Hot Wheels logo on sides. Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Black 3SP 89475 China 75px
2002 Cruisin' America: Cruisers Hot Pink Black panels, Gold & White stripes & White roof Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Clear WWDDRR 56494 Malaysia '57 T-Bird-2002 Cruisin' America.jpg
2002 Houston Astros Promo Maroon Astros logo on side, star on roof pilar & Coca Cola on Trunk & White roof Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Blue) Black WLRR 85567 Malaysia Promo Date 9-14-02 02astros.jpg
2002 Auto Milestones Light Blue White roof. Silver & black "Auto Milestones" logo on trunk. Silver trim. Thunderbird emblem on front. Black grille. Chrome
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Plastic
Clear White White line CDDRR 55935 Thailand '57 T-Bird BlueRR.JPG
2002 Pavement Pounders Matte Orange Black flames with gold outline on sides. Gold Hot Wheels logo on rear sides. Gold "TH" on front fenders. Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted Tinted 3SP 89342 China Image Not Available.jpg
165 2002 Mainline Blue Large Red & White HW logo on doors. "Racing" on front quater panels, #7 & HW logo on top. Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Blue) Black 5SP 55050 Malaysia T-BIRD 1957.jpg
2002 Hot Wheels Racing
1/4
Black White, Blue. 6 PFIZER Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Blue) Black WLRR 54805 Thailand 57tbirdpfizer.jpg
2002 Hot Wheels Racing
2/4
Blue White, Red. 99 CITGO, Superguard. Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Blue) White WLRR 54806 Thailand 57tbirdcitgo.jpg
2002 Hot Wheels Racing
3/4
Black & White White, Black & Red. 12 ALLTEL Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Blue) White WLRR 54807 Thailand 57tbirdalltel.jpg
2002 Hot Wheels Racing
4/4
Yellow Brawn, Blue. 10 Nesquik Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Blue) Black WLRR 54808 Thailand

57tbirdnesquik.jpg

2003 Highway 35 World Race: Scorchers
32/35
Metallic Silver Flames with Scorchers graphics, Red Roof Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted Black Red Rim, Gray CM5 B0899 Thailand 57TBird HWY35.JPG
2003 Military Rods White Red & Blue tampos, Thunderbirds logo & Air Force Roundel on sides, stripes on hood, Air Force Roundel & 'USAF' on roof, Air Force logo on trunk Chrome
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Plastic
Blue Transparent Blue WLDDRR 55918 Thailand USAF Thunderbirds
K·B Toys Excl
Image Not Available.jpg
124 2004 Star Spangled 2
2/5
White US Flag on flaming Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Red) Red Red 5SP B3845 Thailand 57tbird.white.jpg
2006 Classics (Series 2)
11/30
Spectraflame Red Thunderbird emblem on hood & sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Clear White Wall 5SP J2767 Thailand Issued as 1957 Thunderbird Image Not Available.jpg
2006 Classics (Series 2)
11/30
Spectraflame Aqua Thunderbird emblem on hood & sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Clear White Wall 5SP J2767 Thailand Issued as 1957 Thunderbird 57tbird classics aqua.JPG
2006 Classics (Series 2)
11/30
Spectraflame Dark Blue Thunderbird emblem on hood & sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Clear White Wall 5SP J2767 Thailand Issued as 1957 Thunderbird '57 T-Bird-2006 Classics Blue.jpg
2006 Classics (Series 2)
11/30
Spectraflame Lime Green Thunderbird emblem on hood & sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Clear White Wall 5SP J2767 Thailand Issued as 1957 Thunderbird Image Not Available.jpg
2006 Classics (Series 2)
11/30
Spectraflame Plum Thunderbird emblem on hood & sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Clear White Wall 5SP J2767 Thailand Issued as 1957 Thunderbird Image Not Available.jpg
2006 Classics (Series 2)
11/30
Spectraflame Black Thunderbird emblem on hood & sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Clear White Wall 5SP J2767 Thailand Issued as 1957 Thunderbird 57tbird classics black.JPG
2006 Classics (Series 2)
11/30
Spectraflame Pink Thunderbird emblem on hood & sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Clear White Wall 5SP J2767 Thailand Issued as 1957 Thunderbird 57-t-bird-classic-pink.jpg
194/196 2008 Mystery Car
22/24
Orange with White roof No tampos Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Smoke) Black 5SP M6943 Malaysia No Porthole
Base code(s):
Mystery Car '57 T-Bird - B6453df.jpg
2009 Connect Cars
2/50
Metallic Silver Red, Blue, Brown & Yellow Graphics. "Pennsylvania", "2", "Virtue" Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Blue) Blue Tint Chrome 5SP N4169 Malaysia Represents Pennsylvania
Base Code(s):
57TBird Connect.JPG
2009 Father's Day Yellow Red Graphics with Black "6" in White gumball Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Blue) Blue Tint Chrome 5SP P3511 Malaysia Base Code(s): 09FD57TBirdRt.jpg
2011 Cars of the Decades
10/32
Metallic Light Blue White Scallops on hood & sides, white roof. Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Clear 5SP V4424 Malaysia Wal-Mart Exclusives
Base Code(s): C39
57 ford thunderbird teal 2011 decades.png
2011 Racing Kits: Hot Wheels Diner
2/12
Red White, Yellow & Orange flames Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Yellow) Yellow tint LW V0103 Malaysia Base Code(s): 57TBird RaceKit.JPG
2013 Flying Customs Metalflake Orange Dark blue & beige graphics on sides, hood & trunk. Silver door handles & fender vents. Unpainted
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Metal
Blue Transparent Blue BW X8196 Thailand Base Code(s): '57 T-Bird-2013 Flying Customs.jpg
2014 Multipack Exclusive Metalflake Silver White, yellow & orange flames on sides. Chrome
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Plastic
Yellow Yellow LW X6999 Malaysia Base Code(s): Photo514695027 457241438.jpg
2015 Multipack Exclusive Metalflake Brown White, Yellow & Orange flames Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Light Blue) Clear Light Blue LW X6999 Malaysia Base Code(s): 57 T-Bird - 15 Multi-Pack Exclusive 600pxDM.jpg
2020 Flying Customs Pearl Pink Yellow & red stripes Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Blue) Blue Tint BW GJW97 Malaysia Base Code(s): M46 Flying Customs '57 T-Bird.jpg

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