215S - Ford Thunderbird Open Sports


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a driver figure and Corgi’s famed ‘Glidamatic’ suspension – this finely modelled left hand drive Ford Thunderbird superceded an earlier version, originally released in 1959 (as Corgi 215).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.

SizeLength: 110mm Width: 37mm Height: 25mm

Scale: 1:48

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Perfection on four wheels

These miniature miracles will transport many of us back to the sixties and seventies when we saved our pocket monies to buy the latest Corgi models. These models do not disappoint. They are perfect replicas of the original right down to the boxes they arrive in. Corgi Model Club have achieved the impossible. They have produced models that not only look like their original counterparts, they are perfect copies in every way. Well done, keep up the good work and best wishes for the future.

Norman Blastock
Favourite corgis

Very pleased with my purchases superb models thankyou

Gradon Forsyth
Another Wonderful Model

Many thanks again for these lovely models

Received my first order and cancelled straight away, I’m not paying £23-99 a month membership

Received my order and not happy with the membership fee of £23-99 per month. This is not being told us

Anthony Martin
Thunderbird car


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