Updated November 27, 2019 by Sheila O'Neill

The 10 Best Model Car Kits

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Following through on a project to completion and showing off your finished work can be incredibly satisfying, which is what makes these model car kits so much fun. We've got options for children who enjoy putting things together and need a break from screen time, as well as choices for adults who want a reminder of the cool muscle car they used to cruise around in when they were in high school. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best model car kit on Amazon.

10. Revell SnapTite 2017 Ford GT

9. Revell 55 Ford F-100 Street Rod

8. Maisto 2008 Dodge Challenger

7. AMT 1989 Batmobile

6. Revell GMC Pickup

5. Lego Aston Martin DB5

4. Tamiya Laferrari

3. Ebbro Team Lotus

2. Monogram Ford T Street Rod

1. Revell/Monogram 1967 Camaro

Editor's Notes

November 20, 2019:

Made sure to include models that appeal to a wide range of ages & skill levels, as model kits have a wide appeal but not all cars are good for everyone. For example, the Revell SnapTite 2017 Ford GT is great for kids or beginners, because it doesn't have too many pieces and doesn't require glue, but it's probably too easy to be engaging for a serious builder. On the other hand, the intricate details of the Monogram Ford T Street Rod make it a fun challenge for those with some experience, but probably a frustrating choice for someone who's just starting out.

Added the Lego Aston Martin DB5 for fans of James Bond, adult fans of Lego, or anyone who doesn't want to deal with messy putty and glue. Also added the Revell GMC Pickup, which makes a seasonally appropriate holiday gift during the winter.

While some of the options on the list come with everything you need to build it, most require you to get glue and paint separately. So make sure to check the details before you buy so that you know what supplies you'll need to have on hand.


Sheila O'Neill
Last updated on November 27, 2019 by Sheila O'Neill

Sheila is a writer and editor living in sunny Southern California. She studied writing and film at State University of New York at Purchase, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree. After graduating, she worked as an assistant video editor at a small film company, then spent a few years doing freelance work, both as a writer and a video editor. During that time, she wrote screenplays and articles, and edited everything from short films to infomercials. An ardent lover of the English language, she can often be found listening to podcasts about etymology and correcting her friends’ grammar.


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