Can You Identify the Car from a Toy Model?

By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

Every kid and many grownups love a plastic model kit. 

To assemble these properly takes time... and patience, lots of it. But after all those painstaking moments, eventually, you can show off your model. Oh, and don't forget to paint it in the colors you prefer. Did you know top modelers often do this before they even begin to assemble the model?

Models have been big business since their introduction.  The first kits were introduced around 1936 by a company called Frog. Other companies soon began making modeling kits, including Tamiya, Revelle, Airfix and AMT. 

Most of the time, models, particularly of aircraft. are in 1:72 scale. Plastic model kits of vehicles, however, are different and the preferred scale here is 1:25 although it can differ, depending on the manufacturer. Believe it or not, there is a lot of detail that goes into these kits and particular attention is paid to the interior of the vehicle and the engine. In fact, the engine is often multiple parts that need to be assembled.

But enough about the history of models. Let's test your knowledge of cars based on a car model. In this quiz, you will see an image of a model and will then have to guess the type of car or vehicle it is.  Let's do this!


This quick build model is ideal for junior modelers. It requires no glue and is decorated with the provided decals.

One of the most classic vehicles of the 1960s, this AMT representation of the Ford Shelby GT350 is simply stunning.

Have you ever wanted to own the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters? Now you can with this incredible 1:25 scale model kit from Round 2.

A true historic car, AMT has produced a wonderful piece of history with its accurate kit of a 1923 Model T Delivery Van.

This plastic model kit from AMT features a classic 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. It is a 1:25 scale kit.

This Pontiac Firebird, made famous in the movie, "Smokey and the Bandit," is accurately portrayed by plastic model kit maker, Revell. It is a 1:25th scale kit with 89 parts.

This Revell/Monogram kit is a beautiful representation of the Ford Torino from the 1970’s TV series - that later became a 2000’s film – "Starsky & Hutch."

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is a much-loved off-roader in real life and now you can own a 1:25 scale kit as well, thanks to Revell.

The perfect way to get kids into modeling is with this Lightning McQueen assembly kit from Revelle.

This MPC-produced version of the General Lee Dodge Charger from "The Dukes of Hazard" TV series is incredibly authentic and a must-have for your model collection.

A product of the German division of Revell, this McLaren 570S is beautiful. A 1:24 scale model, it takes around eight hours to assemble.

Always wanted a Batmobile but weren’t Batman? Now you can own the 1989 version thanks to this 1:25 scale kit from AMT.

A kit with a difference, this plastic model portrays the modified Pontic GTO from the TV series featuring the ‘60s band, "The Monkees." It was affectionately known as the Monkeemobile.

The Dodge Coronet Super Bee was a much-loved muscle car from 1970. MPC recreated it in 1:25 scale with incredible accuracy.

This Revell kit is of a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette with a drag racing engine. It has 131 pieces and is 1:25 scale.

Tamiya kits are well known throughout the world. Their accurate representation of the Toyota Supra is a joy to build.

Lindberg makes some stunning kits of older model cars and this 1936 Ford Roadster is certainly no exception. It is a 1:32 scale.

This 1:25 scale kit from plastic model kit makers AMT is of the 1975 AMC Gremlin, a car loved by some but hated by others. It is certainly memorable, however.

Want to own a Porsche but don’t have the cash? Now you can, thanks to Tamiya’s beautiful 1:24 scale plastic model kit of the iconic GT3. It’s the closet some get to owning this German supercar.

This model kit is a 1:20 scale representation of the Ferrari SF70H Formula One race car.

A true classic, the 1960 Chevrolet Corvette is accurately portrayed in this 1:25 scale model from MPC.

A Beetle from the 1960s is perhaps one of the most iconic vehicles in motoring history. Tamiya has faithfully represented a 1966 model in this 1:24 scale plastic kit.

In an impressive 1:16 scale, this kit, from model makers MPC, portrays the beautiful Pontiac Firebird from 1982.

Thanks to Moebius Models, modelers can now own this beautiful 1965 Mercury in 1:25 scale.

This Tamiya 1:24 scale model is an accurate representation of the legendary Nissan 300ZX, a vehicle revered in Japan.

An incredible 1:25 scale representation from AMT of the latest Chevrolet Camaro to hit the streets. Beautiful!

This kit is an accurate representation of the 1968 Dodge HEMI Dart in a 1:25 scale.

Lindberg models makes beautiful kits of older vehicles, including this 1961 Impala Convertible SS.

Japanese kit maker Tamiya has a beautiful representation of the beast-like Nissan Skyline GTR. This is a 1:24 scale kit.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse from "The Fast and the Furious" franchise is a thing of beauty. Thanks to Revell/Monogram, you can now own a 1:25 scale version of it.

The 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS is accurately portrayed in this beautiful Revell/Monogram car model kit.

A beautiful representation of the CR.7 Corvette endurance racer, this 1:25 scale Revell kit contains 64 pieces.

It's simply stunning. This 1:24 scale die cast model of the Lamborghini Aventador is incredible. Some assembly is required but far less than a plastic model kit and without the need for glue.

A late ‘60s classic, this 1:25 plastic model kit from Revell is a must-have for serious collectors.

The Charger in "The Fast and the Furious" is almost as famous as the movie franchise itself. Revell has provided a 1:25 scale plastic model for all fans of the movie (and the car!). It has 122 pieces.

This kit from Revell is based on the legendary Shelby Cobra 427. It includes a movable bonnet and an engine made from multiple parts.

A 1:25 scale plastic model kit of a 1969 Chevrolet Nova, this kit is by Revell and ideal from modelers from the age of 10 and up.

This is a 1:32 scale plastic model of an early 1950s Chevrolet classic, the Fastback. It features a very detailed engine as well as the car's interior.

The Chevrolet Fleetside pickup is accurately portrayed in this plastic model kit from Revell.

The 1967 Chevrolet Impala is accurately portrayed in this beautiful 1:25 scale Revell/Monogram car model kit.

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