What an incredible year in both 1:1 and in the model car world. 1964 saw the introduction of the GTO and Mustang and Barracuda. The 426 HEMI could be had at any Plymouth or Dodge dealer. The Chevelle added to the line up a choice of 5 different models at Chevrolet. Personally I got to go to my first big time car race. The Indy 500. See Memories tab for short video. Lots was happening in the 1/25th world as well.

Some of the 1964 AMT kits

Johan went to flat boxes for both series of model kits. Each featured factory photos of the car represented. They would keep this box stile up to 1968. Working at a hobby shop back then . The owner was not happy with the large amount of damaged kits due to this flat box.

1964 Cadillac Image courtesy of Brian Woodard

Drag racing option was added to the Dodge and Plymouth kits.

1964 Dodge Image courtesy of Brian Woodard

The 98 cent kits were continued.

A new player entered the market MPC. Model Plastics Corporation. Formed by former AMT employee. They released their first kit. A Corvette Fastback. This kit featured a more detailed chassis and interior than the AMT kit. From this mustard seed a mighty company would grow.

MPC’s first kit

AMT for 64 was full on their game. Each and every kit got its own art work, and it was first class. A lot is shown here.

1964 Mercury Park Lane Conv.

The list of features was expanded.

1964 Pontiac Bonneville Conv.

The Corvette kit featured a trailer. A driver was included in the Lincoln kit.

1964 Lincoln in Parade mode.

A full correct road race option was included in the Falcon kit to recall Falcons 1963 victory’s.

1964 Falcon kit

The 1964 Thunderbird kit contain parts to make the Ford Show car. Although it was based on a 1963.

1964 Thunderbird Hardtop

For 1964 Chrysler introduced a new Imperial.

1964 Imperial Kit.

A new option was in the Ford and Chevy kits Working head and tail lights. And yes I built a Galxie in 64 and they worked well.

1964 Ford XL with working head and tail lights

The no glue kits were carried over from 1963. The Falcon was moved to a full kit and was replaced with a Chevelle SS.

The truck kits were gone. The reintroduced El Camino was offered as a 2.00 kit as well as a Chevelle wagon. A Pontiac Grand Prix kit was also added. In the spring of 1964 The GTO and Mustang kits were released. The Mustang could be built as a hardtop or conv and like the Grand Prix featured a vinyl top

1964 1/2 Mustang
Model section 1964

1964 Kit List

AMT Cars and Trucks

5014 Oldsmobile Cutless Convertible
5024 Oldsmobile Cutless Hardtop
5114 Ford Falcon Sprint Convertible
5124 Ford Falcon Sprint Hardtop
5164 Ford Fairlane 500 Sport Coupe
5614 Pontiac Tempest Convertible
5624 Pontiac GTO Hardtop (1964 1/2)
6114 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Convertible
6124 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Fastback
6154 Ford Mustang Hardtop/Convertible (1964 1/2)
6214 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
6224 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop
6314 Mercury Park Lane Convertible
6324 Mercury Park Lane Hardtop
6414 Lincoln Continental Convertible
6424 Lincoln Continental Hardtop
6514 Buick Wildcat Convertible
6524 Buick Wildcat Hardtop
6554 Buick Riviera
6614 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
6624 Pontiac Bonneville Hardtop
6654 Pontiac Grand Prix
6714 Chevrolet Imapla SS Convertible
6724 Chevrolet Impala SS Hardtop
6814 Imperial Convertible
6824 Imperial Hardtop
6914 Corvette Convertible
6924 Corvette Hardtop

AMT Craftsman snap kits

4324 Comet Caliente Hardtop
4724 Chevelle SS Hardtop
4754 Corvair Monza Hardtop
4824 Valiant Signet 200 Hardtop


C-164 Plymouth Fury Hardtop
C-264 Dodge Polara Hardtop
C-364 Cadillac Coupe Deville
C-464 Rambler Amercian Hardtop
C-564 Plymouth Fury Conv.
C-664 Dodge Polara Hardtop
C-764 Chrysler 300 Hardtop
C-864 Cadillac Deville Conv.
C-964 Chrysler 300 Conv.
C-1064 Rambler Amercian Conv.

Corvette Fastback