Can You Identify the Car from a Toy Model?


By: Robin Tyler

6 Min Quiz

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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!

An easy one to begin with. Which vehicle is shown in this model kit.

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


A true muscle car classic, of what vehicle is this model kit?

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


Name the vehicle portrayed by this model from Round 2.

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.


Can you identify the car, close to to a century old, represented by this model?

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


All the rage in the '50s, which car is shown in this model kit?

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


Can you name the vehicle shown in this model 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.


Identify the car represented by this toy model, please.

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."


A popular off-roader is portrayed in this plastic model kit. Can you name it?

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.


Name the popular car that this plastic kit portrays.

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


A true classic from TV is the vehicle this model is based on. Can you name it?

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.


Can you name this car from the model kit?

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.


Built by AMT, name this superhero ride, please.

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


Name this model based on a famous car from TV, please.

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 toy model in this image represents a ________.

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


Any idea as to the type of vehicle that this plastic model portrays?

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


This car model kit is by Japanese manufacturer, Tamiya. What vehicle does it portray?

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


Can you name the car portrayed by this plastic kit from Lindberg?

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


A strange-looking model representing a strange-looking car. Can you name it?

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.


Name this beautiful car, accurately portrayed by this model kit, please.

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.


Identify this racer, please.

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


This MPC model is a true classic from the '60s. Can you name it?

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


Surely you cannot get this wrong! Name this car, please.

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.


A true classic from the '80s, can you tell which vehicle is represented by this model kit?

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


Moebius Models has done a great job with this classic. Can you name it?

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


Another beautiful Tamiya representation of a Japanese sports car. Can you name it?

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


AMT has brought this American muscle car to life with its incredibly accurate model. What car is it?

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


This time, we have another classic American muscle car from Revell. Name it, please.

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


A stunning representation of a classic convertible from Lindberg. What vehicle is it?

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


Name this Japanese vehicle, please.

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


This is an accurate representation of a vehicle from the "The Fast and the Furious" franchise. Can you name it?

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.


A classic '60s muscle car, can you name the make and model?

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


The vehicle represented by this plastic model kit is a ________.

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


No glue needed for this all-metal model. Can you name the car?

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.


Identify this vehicle, please.

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


Another famous vehicle from "The Fast and the Furious" movie franchise. Do you know what it is?

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.


A true American classic, can you name the vehicle portrayed by this model?

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


Any idea as to the car this Revell kit portrays?

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.


Name this car from the 1950s, please.

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.


Any idea as to the make of this pickup?

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


Name the car that this Revell/Monogram kit portrays, please.

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


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