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Classic Automotive Models and Kits

A wide selection of model kits representing a variety of automotive manufacturers, including Chevy and Ford, are offered in 1:24 or 1:25 scale. Companies like Round2 LCC produce new kits regularly or re-issue kits from older companies like AMT.

How does Revell categorize their plastic model kit cars?

Revell has two distinct branches, one in America and one in Germany. The American branch produces models of cars that represent US vehicles such as Ford. Some of these cars are listed under names familiar to the model hobby such as Tom Daniel, Chip Foose, and Ed Roth. Other cars are sold in categories that build into modified vehicles, altered Ford coupes for example, including Customs, Lowriders, and Street Rods. They also have a category system that breaks cars into three eras that kits are grouped into:

  • Classic Cars - Cars from years preceding 1964.
  • Muscle Cars - Cars from 1964 through 1974.
  • Modern Cars - Cars from 1975 through the present.
Do Monogram or MPC still make plastic model kits today?

Technically, they do not. Model Products Corporation formed in 1963 and operated under its own name until 2008. Today, their products are re-issued with the company name through Round2 LCC. Monogram formed in 1945 and operated under its own name until 1986 when it was merged with Revell Models out of California. From that point until 2005, the company name appeared as Revell-Monogram. Since 2007, the Monogram name has been dropped and their products are now released under the Revell name only.

What AMT model kit variations are available for 1957 Fords?

Through the years, model kits have been released for the 1957-year Fords in plastic. These kits have been sold in the 1:25 scale as new releases or as re-issues from Round2 LCC. These AMT kits are listed under many titles, including:

  • 1957 Ford Model Kit
  • 1957 Hardtop
  • 1957 Fairlane 500
  • 1957 Thunderbird
How do model collectors distinguish different eras of AMT kits?

Aluminum Model Toys began manufacturing in 1948. There have been many company eras that are usually highlighted by buyouts and mergers. The easiest way for a collector to distinguish these eras are by the logo that is located on the upper left corner of the kit box. Differences include:

  • 1948-1976, and later from 2007 onward - Original AMT logo.
  • 1977-1981 - Original logo combined with the Matchbox logo.
  • 1982-1986 - Original logo combined with ERTL logo in black letters on white background.
  • 1987-1992 - Original logo combined with ERTL logo in white letters on blue background.
  • 1993-2005 - AMT/ERTL combination with same colors, with larger blue background.
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