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List of all the AMT/Ertl new-tool kits from the late 80s-90's


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We seem to get a lot of questions lately asking whether an AMT kit is a vintage annual kit or a modern new-tool kit from the AMT/Ertl days, so I thought it's be a good idea to start a list of all the modern AMT/Ertl kits. These would be muscle cars, pickups and classics that were done following the AMT/Ertl 66 Nova and MPC/Ertl '69 Olds 4-4-2, around 1988 or so - that will be our cutoff for what constitutes "modern". No need to do the new kits that were current cars at the time, just the older cars. As new additions come in, I'll update the opening post so hopefully we wind up with a complete list. I'll kick it off with a few off the top of my head:

1932 Ford Phantom Vickie (not to be confused with Trophy Series 32 Lil Viky)
1934 Ford 5-Window (stock and street rod)
1939 Chevy Wagon Rod
1941 Ford Woody (stock and "custom" street rod)
1950 Chevy Pickup
1953 Ford (Victoria and Convertible) - Lindberg
1955 Chevy Pickup (stock and street machine)
1956 Ford Thunderbird
1957 Chrysler 300C (stock and custom)
1957 Chevy (stock and street machine, old one is also still around)
1957 Chevy Pickup (stepside and Cameo)
1957 Corvette (stock and street machine)
1958 Plymouth Belvedere
1958 Edsel (stock and custom)
1960 Ford Starliner (stock and street machine)
1960 Chevy Custom Fleetstide Pickup (stock and street machine)

1961 Chevy Impala (stock, drag, convertible) - Lindberg

1962 Pontiac Catalina (Stock and Lowrider)
1962 Chevy Bel Air (stock and Super Stock drag)
1962 Chevy Impala Convertible
1962 Ford Thunderbird
1964 Plymouth Belvedere (stock and Nascar) - Lindberg
1964 Dodge 330 (stock and Super Stock drag) - Lindberg
1966 Chevy Nova SS (stock and pro street)
1966 Chevy Chevelle SS - Lindberg
1966 Buick Riviera (Stock and Lowrider)
1966 Olds 4-4-2 (convertible and W-30 coupe)
1966 Ford Fairlane (GT-GTA and 427)
1967 Chevy Chevelle (stock and pro street)
1967 Shelby GT-350
1967 Ford Mustang GT Fastback
1967 Mercury Cyclone (there is also an older annual)
1967 Chevy Impala SS 427 (stock and street machine)
1967 Olds 4-4-2 - Lindberg
1968 Plymouth Road Runner (stock, pro street)
1968 Chevy El Camino (stock and street machine)
1969 Olds (4-4-2 W-30 and Hurst/Olds)
1969 Plymouth GTX (convertible, hardtop, pro street)
1970 Chevy Camaro (Z/28 and Baldwin Motion)
1970 Monte Carlo (stock and lowrider)

1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee (original MPC body with modern underpinnings, stock and pro steet)
1970 Corvette LT-1 & ZR-1
1971 Dodge Charger (stock and street machine)
1971 Plymouth Duster (stock and street machine)
1972 Corvette (LT-1 convertible and street machine, also sold as 1971)

adding Lindberg 90's stuff, too.

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Also the 1950 and 1955/'57 Chevy pickups. The '71 Chargers, '68 Road Runner, '69 GTX convertible and hardtop, and '58 Edsel too. Other versions of kits on your list include the '67 Mustang and '67 Mercury Cyclone.

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Just wondering if this could be posted in the kit review section and maybe even pinned. Just put all makes/ brands of kits on the list. Say put the list by year of car starting with pre 20's kits

I don't think so, mainly because it's a reference list, and not really for discussing a specific kit or series of kits.

I tried/asked for a reference specific section on the forum, but got shot down, so maybe General is the best place to put it? We already have the great tires topic there...

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Couple more that come to mind are:

1967 Impala SS 427 (stock and street machine)

1968 El Camino SS396 (stock and street machine)

1971 Duster (stock and street machine)

'39 Chevy Wagon Rod

'32 Ford Phantom Vickie

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I don't think so, mainly because it's a reference list, and not really for discussing a specific kit or series of kits.

I tried/asked for a reference specific section on the forum, but got shot down, so maybe General is the best place to put it? We already have the great tires topic there...

Thanks for the responce Casey.

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Also the 1950 and 1955/'57 Chevy pickups. The '71 Chargers, '68 Road Runner, '69 GTX convertible and hardtop, and '58 Edsel too. Other versions of kits on your list include the '67 Mustang and '67 Mercury Cyclone.

I thought the 67 Cyclone was an older kit. Did it get updated with the Fairlane chassis?

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I thought the 67 Cyclone was an older kit. Did it get updated with the Fairlane chassis?

That was based on the '66 Fairlane, new body, interior, etc..no parts shared w/ the '67 Cyclone annual. You may want to note that was the '62 Thunderbird new tool is a convertible, as there was a ht annual and some people seem to get easy confused.

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I thought the 67 Cyclone was an older kit. Did it get updated with the Fairlane chassis?

All new kit using the Fairlane chassis/mechanicals. The original '60s issue got hacked into an altered wheelbase drag car, which also still exists. That was reissued as the Model King "King's Comet", I believe. Edited by Robberbaron
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I thought the 67 Cyclone was an older kit. Did it get updated with the Fairlane chassis?

I can confirm that it is definitely an all-new kit. Been comparing its body with the '67 Comet funny car, which is the inelegant remains of the original '66-'67 annual. They are defintely NOT the same. In some ways, the older body is actually superior.

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What about the 67 Chevelle? Was it all new, or just the pro street chassis new?

The '67 Chevelle was all new, as was the PS chassis. Until the early '90s, the '66 and '67 Chevelle had NEVER been kitted except by a rather poor, nonstock offering from Monogram in the mid-'70s. The AMT and Revell '67 Chevelles were released almost simultaneously. The Lindberg '66 came along a little later.

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AMT/ERTL had quite a few new vintage subject toolings for a less than 20 year period. I don't know if you want to go back earlier in the 80s to the Matchbox/AMT era, but there was the '67 & '68 Camaro Z/28 kits and '70 Challenger kits, distinct from the original annuals, amongst others. The early 80s is 'modern' relative to the '60s-70s annuals era.

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More variations--the 300C, Edsel and Starliner were also available in custom (300, Ed) and street machine versions (Starliner). The '50 Chevy pickup was also issued as a street machine. The '55 and '57 Chevy pickups were issued as stock Cameos and the '55 was also issued a step side street machine.

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Also issued new in the 90s were a group of Corvettes---'70 ht and 72 ht and convertible, and the '72 convertible was later issued as a '71. The 70 had the rare ZR-1 option There was also a '70 ht Snap kit.

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AMT/ERTL had quite a few new vintage subject toolings for a less than 20 year period. I don't know if you want to go back earlier in the 80s to the Matchbox/AMT era, but there was the '67 & '68 Camaro Z/28 kits and '70 Challenger kits, distinct from the original annuals, amongst others. The early 80s is 'modern' relative to the '60s-70s annuals era.

Yeah, maybe we do that at some point. We could probably do Revell and Monogram some time in the future, too. I was just putting this together because a few members ask whether reissues are annuals or new-tools, and it was something I wanted to know for myself.

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ref: 1966 Chevy Chevelle SS - Lindberg

I thought I read that this was the first kit Round 2 released after buying Lindberg... if that's the case, it could hardly have been a "new tool"... right? :mellow:

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