Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia
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Sir Topham Hatt uses his car to go to places when the engines are busy or to see what the engines are doing. Over the years, he has been seen driving many different cars. Although Sir Topham Hatt still uses his car frequently, he often uses Winston whenever he has to accompany his engines in locations beyond the road where his car cannot reach.

The Original Blue Car


Sir Topham Hatt used this car to go to the sheds when the engines were on strike.

This car was never seen moving and was always used as set dressing.

Technical Details

Basis

The car is based on a Lagonda V12.

Livery

The car is painted blue all over.


Appearances

Trivia

  • There were two different models of this car. The model used in the first series depicted a four-door V12 with six side windows, and had transparent glazing. The model used from the second to fourth series depicted a two-door V12 with only four side windows, and had a lower level of detailing overall (there were no panel lines, and the radiator, headlights, and glazing were merely silver paint).
  • The ERTL model of this car was based on a 1936 Ford Coupe; it was also a repaint of the black 1936 Ford Coupe from their Dick Tracy vehicles range

Merchandise


The Current Blue Car


Around the time Sir Topham Hatt went on holiday with his family, he bought a new blue car. It once caused trouble when he drove it into a pothole, but he still thinks it is very reliable and would not want to get to work in any other vehicle.

Technical Details

Basis

The car is based on a Rover P4 90.

Livery

The car is painted blue all over, which was referred to as "Hatt Blue".

Appearances

Thomas & Friends

Specials

Music Videos

Audio Files

Horns

First used Last used Sound Effect
Series 6 Series 7
First used Last used Sound Effect
Series 13 Series 24
First used Last used Sound Effect
The Big Freeze The Big Freeze
First used Last used Sound Effect
Thomas & Friends Storytime Thomas & Friends Storytime

Trivia

  • The car had six side windows in the Railway Series, but in the television series, it has four side windows.
  • The car was seen moving on-screen for the first time in the fifth series episode Cranky Bugs. This allowed it to play roles in later episodes such as Lady Hatt's Birthday Party, while the previous one was only used as a background element.
  • The car's model used to be on display in Canada at Nitrogen Studios.
  • The car's Wooden Railway, Take Along and Take-n-Play toys are convertibles to have Sir Topham Hatt inside the car.
  • The car's horn sound used in the sixth-seventh series is the same as Bulgy's main and it was reused for him. It was also reused for one of the cars in The Runaway Elephant.
  • In the Thomas and Percy and the Dragon book, the car is based on a Ford Model T.
  • In the My Thomas Story Library books, the car is based on a Bentley Continental S2.
  • The rear end of the car sort of resembles a Chevrolet Fleetline Sportmaster.
  • The car's horn from the sixth to seventh series and Bulgy's main sounds similar to Alfie's horn sound.
  • The car's horn in the Storytime podcast series sounds similar to Cleo's horn sound.

Merchandise


The Black Car


A black car that was once driven by Sir Topham Hatt was only seen in the third series.

Technical Details

Livery

The car is painted black with grey wheels.

Appearances

Audio Files

Horn

First used Last used Sound Effect
Read and Play! Read and Play!

The Yellow Car


A yellow car has often been seen in promotional images or merchandise. It is often depicted as a convertible.

Technical Details

Basis

The car is based on a 1935 Lincoln K Convertible Roadster.

Livery

The car is painted yellow.

Merchandise


The Red Car


A red car was once driven by Sir Topham Hatt in a poster illustrated by Owen Bell. It is depicted as a convertible.

Technical Details

Basis

The car is based on a 1935 Lincoln K Convertible Roadster.

Livery

The car is painted red.

See also

Non-rail vehicles

* RWS only | ** T&F only | *** Other Media only
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