non-car products on my old site
58 full line brochure middle
65 full line brochure front
66 full line brochure front
67 full line brochure front
65 small sheet
Firebird fire truck
Fire chief car
Just in case you came to this page directly from a search engine I have links to all of the other Powercar product pages from here. of course you can click on the Home page link at the bottom of this page to get to the home page.
In order to make the molds for these little cars and have them come out at the same time as the full size cars The Powercar company worked with the styling divisions of Chrysler and the Frod Motor Company. I have pictures of a Clay master for the 58 Fury Junior beind built and an article in the December 1958 Issue of Ford Times magazine. and there are a couple of original wood a clay mold masters still in exsistence. A group of shriners bought out much of the inventory of the Powercar company back in the 70s and over the years many of the original parts and molds were disposed of. I did manage to buy some of the molds off of the group and all of the original water transfer decals that they still had off. I am offering the water transfer decals and lots of other parts for sale on the resources page along with other parts that I reproduce. I have the following body molds in my possession.
58 Thunderbird (also makes 59 and 60 body)
65 Mustang (also makes the 66 body)
and a 1967 Mustang Junior body mold that will also make the 1968 Body that was never made by Powercar since they went under in 1967. I often get people coming to my website looking for Mustang juniors for sale and Thunderbird juniors for sale. Obviously since they have not been made since the 60s you can not run down to Walmart and get one and since the originals were so expensive not many were made. Many were wrecked and tossed so the survivors are rare. With the availablity of replacement frames, bodies and many parts they can now be recreated. Go to the resources page to get more information
I have loaded the full line brochures on this page. Literature that is specific to a series (IE Thunderbird) will be on that specific page
I have shown the Pace car, Firebird, Police chief's car and Fire Chief's car images on this page since they are based on a earlier thunderbird body with modifications. all of them are shown in the full line 1958 Brochure but the Firebird and Chief were available for more years than that as they are mentioned in the 65-66 instruction sheet. I also saw a picture of one of these bodies with Buick Skylark markings on it at a Buick Museum in Detroit. I have left the pre 1955 Powercar Junior car information on my original website for people to enjoy. if you have an interest in the Powercar Junior, Catapillar tractor, ping pong ball shooting tank, train and other early Powercar products you can see them on my original website on THIS PAGE.
More than one size does not fit all
Powercar made Juniors in 1/3rd scale and in 1/4 scale versions but not in every year. I can currently document a 1/4 scale 1959 Thunderbird along with a 1960 Thunderbird in 1/4 scale. The bodies were also offered in larger 1/3rd scale at the same time. I have been told this was a cost sving attempt to sell more cars at a lower cost. I have also heard that the 1/4 scale models even were available in Pedal versions. the 1960 Plymouth was only available in 1/4 scale.
The original website focused on Powercar products and Desoto Firemites but this site is for all fiberglass and Plastic bodied powered promotional cars. Go to the Home page to learn more about the other cars.
the son of the Ex-works manager from the Powercar company who used to be a test driver and was pictured in many of the early publicity photos for the company has been gathering info on the vehicles made by the Powercar company for years. he has stated years ago that he is going to publish a book on the subject with lots of original photos and literature, keep watching this site as he gets closer to publishing the book I will probably post a message board for people that want to get on the waiting list to buy a copy, his collection is much larger and of better quality than mine so it should be a good book.
I have started a Resourses page that I will list known available original parts and reproduction parts for Powercar products. The list is only as good as the information that I am provided. or as good as i am able to update it. if you have information to share or parts to sell let me know.
I am always looking for more Literature to expand this site Please contact me directly if you have any for sale.
58 full line brochure front
58 full line brochure rear
65 full line brochure rear
66 full line brochure rear
67 full line brochure rear
1965 price sheet
Police Chief car
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These are common and sometimes uncommon ways to mis-spell the primary words on this site! I provide this as a service to the phonically challenged because they are people too! Or maybe they have a typing handicap like myself. Corvete, Crysler, Chrystler, Christler, Desota, De Sota, Desotoe, Desoda, Dasoda, Edsil, fibre, fibreglass, Gokart, Go-kart, go kart, Mo Par, Mustange, mircury, Peddel, Peddal, Peddle, pedel, Plymoth, Plimoth, Plimouth, powercar, power car, Tbird, T-bird, Thunderchicken