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Solido Information

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1:43 Made in France

  • Note that some point Solido was bought by Majorette. If you know dates please Let me know ?

  • 1963 Series

    • #128 Hard Top 1961 RocketBird
       

  • 1985 Age d'or (Golden Age) Series
    Warning
    - All Baseplates in this series are marked No4504 and 06-85

    • #4504 4 Seat Open 1961 RocketBird

    • #4505 4 Seat Soft Top 1961 RocketBird

    • #4517 2 Seat Open "G Sport" 1961 RocketBird

    • 99036 4 Seat Soft Top 1961 RocketBird

Some models do not have detail stickers on door interiors
I also Identify 3 wheel varieties

Wire

Spoke
Black Background to Spokes
Cap

I suspect that the 1985 Series were actually Issued in order as follows, can anyone confirm ?

  1. "White Base" Age d'or Gilded (no sleeve)

  2. "Black Base" Age d'or Gilded, "Sixties" Sleeve

  3. "Black Base" Age d'or not Gilded, No Name plate, with "Sixties" Sleeve

  4. "Black Base" Name Plate Silvered, with "Sixties" sleeve

If you have any other variations ( for sale ?) please email me !


1963 Series #128 1961 HardTop RocketBird

Front Seats Tip forward,
Doors open

Different Colour Seats

Baseplate is 5/63


Hole in box allows buyer to see colour without opening the box

1985 Series #4504 1961 Open Rocket Bird

Mustard Yellow, Brown Seats, door stickers
Black Cap wheels
Age d'or and Nameplate(#1) Gilded, no sleeve

Hood opens, Age d'or is Gilded

Nameplate(#1) =Ford T-Bird 1961 Cabriolet 4504solido

Lime Green, Brown Seats, door stickers
Cap wheels
Age d'or and Nameplate(#1) Gilded, no sleeve
Red, Brown Seats, door stickers
Cap Wheels
Age d'or not Gilded, No Nameplate, "Sixties" sleeve
Also seen on Ebay
as "Light Silver with Red Seats" but Photo appeared to show Lilac ?
 

 


1985 Series #4505 1961 Soft Top RocketBird

Black, White Top, Red Seats
Cap Wheels
Age d'or and Nameplate(#2) Gilded, no sleeve
Nameplate(#2) =Ford T-Bird 1961 4505solido
Nameplate(#3) =Ford T-Bird 1961 4505
Nameplate(#4) =4505 Ford Thunderbird 61
Green, Black Top, White Seats
Cap Wheels
Age d'or and Nameplate(#3) Gilded, "Sixties" sleeve
Green, Black Top, Brown Seats
Cap Wheels
Age d'or and Nameplate(#3) Gilded, "Sixties" sleeve
Green, White Top, White Seats
Spoke Wheels
Age d'or and Nameplate(#4) Silvered, "Sixties" sleeve
Green, White Top, Brown Seats
Cap Wheels
Age d'or and Nameplate(#4) Silvered, "Sixties" sleeve
Blue, White Seats
Cap Wheels
Bought Loose
Blue, Black Seats
Cap Wheels
Bought loose

Rear seat is a dummy, crossover from "G-SPORT" ?
But all my "G-SPORT"s have white seats ?
I guess the cushion parts have got lost !
Lilac, White Top, Red Seats
Cap Wheels
Bought Loose

 


1985 Series #4517 1961 "G-Sport" Rocket Bird

I Know !
Ford didn't make the Roadster Tonneau until '62
but when did the French let facts get in the way of great style ?

Matt Silver, White Seats, door stickers
Wire Wheels
Age d'or and Nameplate(#5) Gilded, "Sixties" sleeve
This colour has been described as "Pearl White"

Nameplate(#5) =Ford Thunderbird G-SPORT4517
Nameplate(#6) =4517 Ford Thunderbird

Red, White Seats, door stickers
Wire Wheels
Age d'or and Nameplate(#5) Gilded, no sleeve
Red, White Seats, door stickers
Wire Wheels
Age d'or and Nameplate(#6) Silvered, no sleeve
Light  Blue, White Seats, door stickers
Wire  Wheels
Age d'or and Nameplate(#5) Gilded, "Sixties" sleeve
(Car is Tobacco Stained ! ) (Yes I have given up .. Now ! )
Light Blue, White Seats, No door stickers
Wire Wheels
NO Age d'or, Name Plate(#6) Silvered, "Sixties" sleeve/td>
Marketed in France/Belgium in this box Marketed in the US by Majorette

1985 Series #99036 1961 Soft Top RocketBird

  • This has a modified 4504 Baseplate with "UNDER FORD MOTOR LICENSE" added and "Solido" removed !

    • Sixties Sleeve is different

      • Red shading rather than Cerise

      • "Hanger flap" is shorter

      • End flap has Scale/Date ( ? ) printing 43/98

    • Plastic cover has sticker saying

      • "BABY BOOMERS COLLECTION"

      • "LIMITED EDITION"

      • "xxxx of 3000"

Light  Blue, White Seats,NO door stickers
Cap Wheels
Solido and Nameplate(#7) Silvered, "Sixties" sleeve
Nameplate(#7) =99036 Ford Thunderbird 61

15-Aug-2003 09:32 +0100