1925 Model T ford “test shot”

How are model cars made?

This is an original mock up before AMT even had there hands on it. This is a test assembly of the 25 Model T from the tool and die maker’s facility.

When model car injection molds are created, the makers do a run for test purposes, make corrections or add to, then another run, so on. Parts that require chrome plating are left in the mold color, I assume they sent them elsewhere for plating.

All of these test shots are then discarded. Here we have the 25 T Ford using the parts for its hot rod version. Other versions include 25 Ford, Roadster Pickup, 25 Tall T, 25 Tall T chopped and a 23-25 T Bucket Roadster.

Here I have it set up with the Lincoln 430 engine.