1978 ’57 T-Bird

Both of these Hot Wheels ’57 T-Birds are from the first year of its release, 1978. I found the white one on eBay, the yellow one came from The Dealer.

Early versions of this car could be found both with and without the small round porthole window on the side. But after 1982, Hot Wheels settled on the casting without the porthole for its many variations of this long-running model.

img_1340 img_13411978 | 2013 | ’57 T-Bird | white with red, blue & black trim, round rear side windows | Hong Kong | blackwalls

img_7151img_71521978 | 2013 | ’57 T-Bird | yellow with red, blue & black trim, round rear side windows | Hong Kong | blackwalls

Of course, the original Hot Wheels T-Bird is the Classic ’57 from 1969.

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About marcboz

Marc Bosworth is an artist who teaches printmaking and works as an art director. He lives in a 100-year-old bungalow in Wichita with his lovely wife and their young ninja son.
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