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Hi guys,

Does anyone know how many Firebirds Aurora produced and in what colours?

I have the two commonly available white and blue ones plus the Tomy red, yellow and black versions. I know there is a second slightly different yellow one which was an Aurora nody so I would like it.

My reason for asking is I just bought another black one on ebay which I didn't know existed before. Its black with a gold pinstripe flowing around the bonnet and down the sides, it says Formula on the doors and Firebird on the windscreen. It was listed as a flamethrower body so I presume the seller knew their onions!

So, anyone know of any others?

Cheers

Gareth

P.S. only collecting Aurora/Tomy ones at the moment. The Autoworld glossy bodies show the old ones up!!
 

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Copied from Hoslotcarcommunity.com This refers to AFX cars only!

The Firebird comes with a color coordinated separate plastic rear bumper. The glass can be tinted dark or blue. All cars sport a foil windscreen banner that says "FIREBIRD". Most color combos sport a Firebird graphic on the hood. All but the white/light blue versions say "Formula" on the lower sides. There is a molded in hood scoop. All cars have lighting provision (metal or plastic) and the #2 car has a provision for rear brake lights. The Firebird was released in the following combinations:

1010: Blazin Brakes White/Light Blue/Dark Blue #2
1965: Magnatraction Black/Gold with Gold Bird
1965: Magnatraction Black/Gold with Red Bird
1981: Flamethrower White/Red/Black
1981: Flamethrower Black/Gold with Gold Bird
1981: Flamethrower Black/Gold with Red Bird
1981: Flamethrower Mustard/Black with Red Bird (open stencils around bird)
1981: Flamethrower Mustard/Black with Red Bird (closed stencils around bird)
1981: Flamethrower Red/Black
6200: Speed Steer White/Light Blue/Black #9
6200: Speed Steer Light Blue/White/Black #9


There was also a police car mock-up utilizing the Mustard/Black with Red Bird and the Solid red plastic lights of the Tomy Caprice. I believe it is in Bob Beers book, but it never made production
 

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There is also a Black/Tan (Not gold) version found in Europe, Japan and ???

Tomy actually has a little known second release Fbird w/ the Pontiac emblem on the nose of the car "blocked" out as in a molded rectangle not the arrow head. No window sticker on most of them as well although I have seen a few with.


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Thanks guys. Here is the car I bought. I posted the topic on my phone before and I'm still not great at copying and pasting links while in phone!

It has a different Firebird to the ones I've seen before but it does sound like it is the Flamethrower car. And it looks like there are a lot more of these to collect than I was expecting!!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190676835...X:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_2566wt_1396

Cheers

Gareth
 

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1010: Blazin Brakes White/Light Blue/Dark Blue #2 Got it
]1965: Magnatraction Black/Gold with Gold Bird Got it
1965: Magnatraction Black/Gold with Red Bird Need it
1981: Flamethrower White/Red/Black Got it
1981: Flamethrower Black/Gold with Gold Bird Got it
1981: Flamethrower Black/Gold with Red Bird Need it
1981: Flamethrower Mustard/Black with Red Bird (open stencils around bird)Need it
1981: Flamethrower Mustard/Black with Red Bird (closed stencils around bird) Got it
1981: Flamethrower Red/Black Got it
6200: Speed Steer White/Light Blue/Black #9 Need it
6200: Speed Steer Light Blue/White/Black #9 Got it
 

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Now that* looks like a rare bird! :thumbsup:
Hope it does not go the way of the Dodo!
Thanks Joe! I'm looking forward to getting it and then it will be safely looked after!

Here are some pictures of the other Firebirds I've got so far. There is a yellow Aurora one that appears frequently on ebay which I'm hoping to get soon. First thing is a couple more Turbo F1s though which I've located! :thumbsup:





 

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My favorites are the white/black/red chicken, and the red/black/gold chicken..

I had one of the white/black/red ones.. I shot it a dark blue and LED lit it up head and tail lights.. I believe Doba wound up with it.
 

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Here's the ones that I have. Still looking for the Blue/Light Blue #9.

If the pic is of your cars, you have it....front row, fourth car from left (Lt Blue/White/Black #9)....hardest F-brid to find IMHO.

Front row, third car over (White/Lt. Blue/ Black #9) while the same stock number and still a speed steer chassis car is failry common.



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