AMT Model Kits

AMT (Aluminium Model Toys) was established in Troy, Michigan in 1948. At first, they made plastic promo models but later moved to metal kits. These became very popular and are highly collectible today. Most of the model cars were American trucks and cars in 1/25 scale. Lster, AMT also produced Hot rods, customs, and other vehicles.

Lesney

In 1978, AMT was bought by British Lesney, makers of Matchbox diecast vehicles. Lesney moved the firm to Baltimore, and closed the Maple Road facility in Troy.

Prices of plastics had increased by this time, and Detroit was squeezed by government regulations of safety, emissions and fuel economy. Detroit sponsored fewer and fewer promotionals so model companies depended more on kits. The model building hobby declined as well.

ERTL

In 1983, Ertl took over AMT and formed AMT-Ertl. Many old truck kits were reissued, but new models were rare.

Many of the vintage AMT model kits can be found on auction sites, often for fairly high prices.

AMT was the most successful company in the mid-1950s to mold accurate plastic models in 1:25 scale and sell them to auto manufacturer dealerships.

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Updated: 26 February 2019

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Comments (4)
Margaret - June 8, 2021
I am looking for 1974 Pontic Firebird Trans Am, be it a model, cast iron, matchbox any kind as long it a 74 Firebird. If anyone knows where I might find one pleas email me. Thanks
Shane - September 27, 2020
hi guys,,,i am after a stock or SS 1966 chev impala...no flared guards or anything ..any help would be great
Also have a look here: AMT Impala.
Cindy - August 22, 2020
Is a 1965 AMT Thunderbird Hardtop model kit worth anything?
Hi, have a look here, maybe you can find yours: AMT Thunderbird.
Bryan - May 5, 2020
I am attempting to locate and order assembly instructions for AMT 1:25 scale model of '58 Edsel Pacer plastic model. Any information will be greatly appreciated
Hi there Bryan, I think I found some instructions here, have a look: AMT Edsel Pacer instructions.