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 British company called Frog. Other companies soon began making modeling kits, including Tamiya, Revell, Airfix and AMT. 

Often, model aircraft kits are in 1:72 scale. Plastic model kits of vehicles, however, are usually around 1:25 although it can differ, depending on the manufacturer and the desired size of the finished model. 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 often has multiple parts that need to be assembled.

But enough about the history of models. Let's test your knowledge of cars based on car models. 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!

Built by AMT, name this superhero ride, please.

Always wanted a Batmobile but didn't have Bruce Wayne's bank account? Now you can own the 1989 movie version thanks to this 1:25 scale kit from AMT, complete with pull-out turbine engine, detailed cockpit and dual machine guns.


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 - the 1999 Rhinestone version, to be precise. It’s the closest some will ever get to owning this schönes automobil.%0D.


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

Tamiya kits are well known throughout the world. Their detailed, accurate representation of the Toyota Supra, at 1:24 scale, is a joy to build and should take about five hours to complete.


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

A kit with a difference, this plastic model from MPC portrays the modified Pontic GTO from the TV series featuring the ‘60s band The Monkees. Affectionately known as the "Monkeemobile," this 1:25 kit will take you back in time, at least for the four hours it will take to build it.


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, 91-part kit as well, thanks to Revell.


Identify the car represented by this toy model, please.

This Revell/Monogram kit is a beautiful representation of the Ford Gran Torino from the 1970s TV series - that later became a 2004 film – Starsky & Hutch. The kit of the "Striped Tomato" comes complete with a police radio and beacon light.


Can you identify the vehicle, 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 1:25 kit of a 1923 Model T Delivery Van. It offers a detailed four-cylinder motor and decals with historically accurate graphics.


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 S/C. The 101-part kit includes an opening hood that displays its detailed engine compartment and a separate raised convertible top.


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. Whatever your opinion, it is certainly memorable. This kit can be built to represent a standard Gremlin or a pro-stock-style drag racer.


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," a 1969 Dodge Charger from "The Dukes of Hazard" TV series, is incredibly authentic and a must-have for your model collection. It's in 1:25 scale and has a detailed V8 engine, as you'd expect from the famous curve-straightening muscle car.


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

It's simply stunning. This 1:18 scale die-cast model of the Lamborghini Aventador by Kyosho Ousia is incredible. This highly detailed model, which runs about $145 U.S., comes pre-assembled — no need for glue for this one!


Let's begin with an easy one. Which vehicle is shown in this model kit?

This quick-build Airfix model is ideal for junior modelers. At a scale of 1:24, it's a snap-together model (meaning it requires no glue) and is already painted — just apply the included decals!


This is an accurate representation of a vehicle from 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, complete with tiny nitrous oxide bottles and dash panel gauges.


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

This Revell kit represents a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette with a drag racing engine, modified by D&M Corvette Specialists. It has 131 pieces and is 1:25 scale.


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 that has about 150 pieces and should take around five hours to complete.


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

A Beetle from the 1960s is one of the most iconic vehicles in motoring history. Tamiya has faithfully represented a 1966 model in this 1:24 scale plastic kit. This 122-part model won't take you long to finish, but if you have memories of this vehicle, it just might transport you back in time!


Another famous vehicle from The Fast and the Furious movie franchise, do you know what it is?

Dominic Toretto's 1970 Dodge Charger in The Fast and the Furious is a fearsome vehicle and 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!). Not a kit for beginners, it has 122 pieces and estimated to take about seven hours to complete,


Can you name the vehicle shown in this model kit?

This 1977 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 and is almost 8 inches long.


Name the vehicle portrayed by this model from model-maker 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, complete with the equipment rack for the busting of ghosts!


Any idea as to the make of this pickup?

The 1966 Chevrolet Fleetside pickup is accurately portrayed in this 1:25-scale plastic model kit from Revell. It has 112 parts, a detailed engine and, rated at skill level 4, isn't intended for beginners.


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 and is just over 7 inches when finished. This kit represents the vehicle that competed in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans.


Identify this racer, please.

This Tamiya model kit is a 1:20 scale representation of the Ferrari SF70H Formula One race car designed by Scuderia Ferrari. Decals allow the builder to reflect the vehicle's debut at the 2017 Australian Grand Prix.


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. At 1:25 scale, this kit contains 130 parts and options for different configurations.


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-maker MPC, portrays the beautiful Pontiac Firebird from 1982. It offers clear T-tops and detailed an interior and engine compartment, along with hood decals.


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 Revell. It's a snap-together model of the character from Pixar's film, Cars, which is perfect for beginners.


This MPC model is a 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. With 60 parts, it measures 11.8 x 3.9 x 7.9 inches when complete.


Name this car from the 1950s, please.

This is a 1:25 scale plastic model of a 1951 Chevrolet classic, the Fastback, from AMT. It features a very detailed engine as well as the car's interior. Released to celebrate Chevy's 100th anniversary, it also offered metal foil for chrome body moldings.


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, complete with chrome-coated parts to make it shine like the real thing.


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 "B" Roadster is certainly no exception. It is a 1:32 scale, has 50 pieces and is small — the completed model is 5 inches long.


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. Detailed with 163 parts, the completed kit is 8-inches long and offers decals with stock or drag race graphics.


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 with 106 parts, it takes around eight hours to assemble.


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. This kit, with 157 pieces, offers three different suspension settings and many other details.


Any idea as to the car this Revell kit portrays?

A 1:25 scale plastic model kit of a 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS, this kit is by Revell and ideal from modelers from the age of 10 and up. Builders can choose between the stock or drag race versions of the vehicle.


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. This model offers options to make it a left-hand or right-hand drive console, along with highly detailed engine and interior details.


Identify this vehicle, please.

A late ‘60s classic, this 1:25 plastic model kit from Revell is a must-have for serious collectors. Representing the 1965 model, this kit has 129 pieces and should take about four hours to assemble. That said, how much you want to customize the paint job or other details is completely up to you.


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 409. This kit is, like most car models, 1:25 scale and was released in 1998.


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, including a 440 six-pack engine and lots of chrome.


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

This is a 1:25 scale representation from AMT of the latest Chevrolet Camaro to hit the streets. Beautiful! And because it's a snap-together kit, perfect for those just getting into the game.


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 Comet in 1:25 scale. A 50-part kit, the model offers different wheel and rim options, along with all the chrome of the original.


A true muscle car classic, what vehicle does this model kit represent?

A classic vehicle of the 1960s, this 1:25-scale AMT representation of the Ford Shelby GT350 is accurate, detailed and simply stunning.


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