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Poll results: '60 or '61 T-bird?
Voter(s): 21
Poll is closed Jun 22, 2022
'60 T-Bird  -  votes: 9 / 42.9%
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'61 T-Bird  -  votes: 10 / 47.6%
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47.6%
Tie  -  votes: 2 / 9.5%
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Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 0 / 0%
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Poll: Which Thunderbird? (6/8/2022)

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John Bono
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'60 or '61 T-bird?

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If selection is greater than 2 rank them.

 

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1960 T bird 18
1961 T bird 3

John Bono
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RDCollection
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Hey John, both T-Birds look great, but at least in this color combination, I am leaning towards the 1960 model.  I clearly remember building both of these, and my plastic kit (AMT?) had a tonneau cover and I left the fender skirts off.  That aside, the 1960 has a more robust look to the front end, more squared off, but I like the taillight treatment of the 1961 model a bit better.  I currently collect Mercedes die-cast models now, and I still have a Chrysler Turbine plastic kit unassembled.  One day, I may assemble it.  Thanks for posting.  R


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John Bono
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@rdcollection Welcome to "The Diecast Zone".

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George Schire
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@rdcollection 

Hey, welcome to our Diecast Forum.  Hope you enjoy what we share and hope you'll feel free to share when you can as well.  

George Schire
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George Schire
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For me, FOREVER THE SQUARE-BIRD.  Like both in red, they wear it well.  

George Schire
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David Green
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I prefer the more streamlined lines of the 1961 Thunderbird. That said, I much prefer the 1955 to 1957 Thunderbirds best.


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John Bono
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@david-green 

I also prefer the Baby Birds.

 

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Brian Cox
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Thanks. First time ever for me, a tie.

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan


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@rdcollection  

Welcome ! 

I'm Steve in SoCal.


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100Ford2003
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My fav 'bullet bird' is the '63 because of its side sculpturing so for that reason I choose the '60. 

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Ed Glorius
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Slam dunk for the 1961. Fantastic looks.

Retired in Dunedin, Florida.


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Frank Reed
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Square Bird for me!  

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John Napoli
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I agree with David on this pairing.


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Jack Dodds
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Posted by: @david-green

I prefer the more streamlined lines of the 1961 Thunderbird. That said, I much prefer the 1955 to 1957 Thunderbirds best.

The '61 wins easily.  I agree with David's statement almost completely.....the small difference being that butt wart spoiling the '56.


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George Schire
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For those that voted, interesting to note that the "Square-Bird" is ahead.  I'd have thought it would be the other way around.  Also the comments supporting the little "Baby-Birds" (1955-57) is interesting, since (in my opinion) there is no comparison to them and their larger '58 and beyond models.  I've personally never been a fan of the "Baby-Birds", as they are just "too small" for my taste.  I've often referred to them as "Go-Carts".  But hey friends, that's just me.  They certainly do have their audience of lovers.  

George Schire
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