Avon has sold "collector" bottles of its colognes for decades, many of them in the shape of cars. I have eight of these various bottles, three still in the box as is this '55 Thunderbird. All of them still contain the cologne in them. Believe it or not, this Thunderbird "Wild Country" cologne smells really good, and I have to stop myself from wearing it regularly. I don't want to deplete it! Some of the others include an old touring car, complete with a plastic roof windshield and pillars, two '53 Buick Skylarks and an E-Type Jaguar among others. I think it's the Jag whose aroma has gone "off," just smelling like old alcohol, but the others are still pretty fresh. I'm not positive of the production date of this Avon Tbird, but the box includes an address with a Zip Code, so it's not any older than 1963. You can see in the photo, the tail end of the car is plastic, not glass. It comes off revealing the screw top cap of the bottle. The box is 5 1/2 inches long.
In researching for this post, to find a production date, I found a couple of these for sale at eBay and Etsy, but no production dates. The eBay item was unopened, but the Etsy piece was just the empty bottle. Don't worry folks, neither of them are mine, you know I don't sell anything except my art!
The description of the original 1955 2 seater Thunderbird is remarkably complete, right down to the use of the 292 V8 Mercury engine in that first year personal luxury coupe. Click on it to read for yourself. For some reason, I don't see a company going to the trouble of actually researching this information today for their boxes. Or, it would be wrong, lol.
Another view of the Tbird bottle, showing the plastic rear end covering the screw top.