Thunderbird Model News - 003 - The Graffiti White lightning does exist !


A brief newsletter this time, as I am packing for my annual vacation to New England.
Thanks for the feedback on embedding pictures, an overwhelming majority for using links rather than embedding.

Dinky News

Vectis prices realised for the South African #555 are now at Dinky_sa.asp
If that one that sold for $900+ is not a repaint, it is a very poor photo?

Herpa News

1:87 1989 Coupe
A new colour for 2002 was due for release in May, but I still haven't found a dealer with any stock

Johnny Lightning News

Following my question in the last NL - "Does a White Lightning exists of the '56 Hard top from the American Grafitti series?"
One has appeared on eBay, silly price already, the difference from the standard issue is that the Interior is white as opposed to Red on the Standard Issue but I am surprised that the Tyres don't have "White Lightning" printed on them

Dot Lang's newsletter announced the following for the Thunderbird Release 3 available in August

1956 Roadster - Mist Green
1956 Hard Top - Sunset Coral
1958 Hard Top - Tropical Rose
1962 Convertible - Turquoise
1967 Hard Top - Burnt Amber
1968 Hard Top - Rally Red

Ebay Auction News

Continuing the surprisingly Low Prices for White metals, a 1957 Conquest MIB this time, sold for $120

Help !

Outstanding requests for Info

Any information aboutDurham Industries would be welcomed

I have "Won" one at last but does anyone understand the relationship between

  • Zaugg
  • Empire Models
  • Skyline Models
  • Tin Wizard
Nice models but a confusing lineage !

Changes on

Info on the 1955 Lone Star

Info on Brooklin
(not many pictures yet, but what I think is a complete listing of '55-57's)

Info on Branding (Emblems, logo's and type fonts) on full size T-Birds

Thanks for reading,
Good luck to the USA in their upcoming World Cup game,
And Let's all say "Ahhh" to France and Argentina for getting knocked out so early in the competition.

Good Hunting

Sent: 13 June 2002
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