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Futuristic Multi-Duty Vehicle

  • Original year: 1969
  • Company: AMT
  • Scale: 1/25
  • Designer: David Carlock

The AMTronic was designed by the AMT Corporation after an original concept of the AMTronic dual vehicle, multi-engined design provided by a well-known, Detroit-based industrial design firm. The AMTronic was conceived as a multi-duty vehicle serving as an in-town runabout and commuter, and as an ultra-high-speed inter-city transport. To achieve this dual-purpose concept, the vehicle was designed as two separate units that could be mechanically connected or separated, according to the purpose desired. (Read all about this fascinating car....)

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Dave's comments:

This is the original kit from 1969. Just reissued in 2000, this kit seems to have more parts than other kits in my collection. It was billed as a "car for the 21st Century." A wild and ambitious concept of the day that topped over 300MPH. How could they have imaged that people like me would be driving a simple Hyundai Accent in 2000. You probably cannot read it, but on the side panel above, they display a "Computor" panel. Geeezzzzzzz.

AMT designer David Carlock told me this about the Amtronic: This was based on a design parameter for a "family car" of the future, hence the mini-van back end, with the run-about "nose"



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