Dinky Toys 555; Ford Thunderbird Convertible

Dinky Toys France

Evoking the mythological creature of Indigenous peoples of North America, the Thunderbird entered production for the 1955 model year as a sporty two-seat convertible. Unlike the Chevrolet Corvette, it was not marketed as a sports car. Rather, Ford created a new market segment, the Personal Car to position it. In 1958, the Thunderbird gained a second row of seats. Succeeding generations became larger until the line was downsized in 1977, again in 1980, and once again in 1983. Sales were good until the 1990s, when large 2-door coupes became unpopular; production ceased after 1997.

This is the second generation car made from 1958 to 1960, Dinky France produced their toy from 1961 to 1969, it appears to be the 1958 model. It has also been featured in the Atlas Dinky reboot range.

Dinky Toys 555; Ford Thunderbird Convertible; Open Top, Blue Dinky Toys 555; Ford Thunderbird Convertible; Open Top, Dark Red Dinky Toys 555; Ford Thunderbird Convertible; Open Top, Metallic Green Dinky Toys 555; Ford Thunderbird Convertible; Open Top, Pink

Atlas Dinky Toys 555; Ford Thunderbird Convertible; Open Top, Blue

Atlas Dinky Toys 555; Ford Thunderbird Convertible; Open Top, Dark Red Atlas Dinky Toys 555; Ford Thunderbird Convertible; Open Top, Metallic Green Atlas Dinky Toys 555; Ford Thunderbird Convertible; Open Top, Pink
       
       

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