Introduced in June 1962 – with a new yellow interior, a driver figure and Corgi’s famed ‘Glidamatic’ suspension – this finely modelled left hand drive Ford Thunderbird superceded an earlier version, originally released in 1959 (as Corgi 215). Despite being given a new red body, the box artwork stayed the same, depicting the earlier model’s white exterior. Given the catalogue number, 215S, the new red Thunderbird remained in the Corgi range until 1965.
There was one further subtle difference between the two models. The rear numberplate on the original white version read 1959 – to denote the year of the Ford Thunderbird car it was based on – whereas on the new red model it was blank.
Size: Length: 110mm Width: 37mm Height: 25mm