Jane and I attended a "Wheels Day" organised by our regional "Street Rod" club, took me by surprise as unlike most UK local shows which usually have about 50 cars, this was a big one with over 500 cars from all over Europe. A good sprinkling of T-Birds with some beautiful examples up for sale at silly prices and some wreckers at even sillier prices, $22,000 for a collection of Body filler with a rusty 57 Trunk lid on it !
Any way, apart from that there were a couple of nice 56's, a 57 which made me do a double take as it was the same color as Dot Lang's, a 59 Hardtop and a 71 Hardtop. Other cars of note were an Authentic Shelby Mustang, a 440 Charger and an MG V8 which had been converted into a mini 4WD Monster Truck !
For me the top of the show was an immaculate white 58 convertible with working fold away roof. Sorry to those who think "Proper" T-Birds have only 2 Seats.
Whilst meandering the Stalls I saw a T-Bird model that was so unexpected
I failed to recognise it !
Diecast body, plastic wheels, and a slot in the body for a windshield to poke through?
I Pick it up, and yes it is a Lone Star Roadmaster !
Complete wrecker missing windshield and seats and "playworn" but I must admit I was so busy getting my cash out I didn't even listen to the guy telling me he'd never seen one before. So at last I have a decent photo to illustrate the differences between the Black and the red bases for this marque.
The 1957 1:63 mould appears in yet another color Combo, Red with Tan
Interior, looks like Premier style wheels
Pictures added to all Brooklin pages
Pages added for F&F T-Bird models
Additional Pages for Stock cars from Yatming and ERTL
Page added for Racing Champions 1:64 1956 models
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