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original release dates for AMT California Hauler and subsuquent truck models

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original release dates for AMT California Hauler and subsuquent truck models
Posted by midnight rambler on Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:37 PM

does anyone know the original release dates of the first batch of AMT truck models? I believe they started with the Pete in 1969. I still have about 10 of them and i would like to put dates on them.I built them all when they came out so i know they are all between 50 to 45 years old

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  • From: Umea Sweden
Posted by Force on Sunday, March 17, 2019 4:01 PM

The first truck kit from AMT was the California Hauler Peterbilt 359 T500-500 and the second was the Peterbilt 352 Pacemaker T502 in 1970.
And the last "new" truck kit from AMT was the Kenworth T600A #6967and T600A Canepa #6020 from 1990

Here is a list I found of AMT truck kit original year launch

Autocar A64B tractor T526: 1972
Chevy Bison 5002: 1979
Chevy Titan 90 T509: 1971
Diamond Reo T537: 1972
Ford C600 Stake Bed T596: 1972
Ford C600 City Delivery T548: 1972
Ford C900 & Car Transporter T447: 1972
Ford C900 Semi Tractor T567: 1972
Ford C-900 US Mail Tractor & Trailer T549: 1977
Ford LNT8000 Race car Hauler T505: 1970-71
Ford LNT8000 Short Hauler T515: 1971
Ford LNT8000 Snow Plow T635: 1972
Ford LNT8000 T504: 1972
GMC Astro 95 "Turbine Engine" T510: 1971
GMC Astro 95 T510: 1972
GMC General 5001: 1978
Kenworth Conventional W-925 "Watkins" T519: 1971
Kenworth K123 T520: 1971
Kenworth W-900 Alaskan Hauler T511: 1977
Kenworth Challenge Transit Mixer T559: 1971
Kenworth Aerodyne Cabover PK-6128: 1979
Kenworth "Super Boss" Thermo King 5003: 1978
Kenworth 'Super Boss' Bandag PK-6125: 1981
Kenworth Aerodyne "Papa Truck" 5004: 1980
Kenworth Aerodyne "Papa Truck" PK-8404: 1981
Kenworth "Bandag Bandit" 5007: 1982
Kenworth "Hide out Truck" 5008: 1982
Kenworth "Hide Out Truck" PK-8405: 1982
Kenworth T600A Canepa 6020: 1990
Kenworth T600A  6967: 1990
Mack R685ST T535: 1977
Mack "Junkyard Dog" 6653: 1986
Mack Cruise Liner T536: 1977
Peterbilt 359 Unilite California Hauler T500-500: 1969
Peterbilt 359 Unilite California Hauler Sleeper T500: 1973
Peterbilt 359 Unilite Wrecker T522: 1972
Peterbilt 359 1100 Cab California Hauler T501: 1976
Peterbilt 359 1100 Cab Wrecker T533: 1977
Peterbilt 352 Pacemaker T502: 1970
Peterbilt Turnpiker 'Pete' Custom COE 5006: 1978
White Freightliner SD T530: 1972
White Freightliner COE DD T568: 1975
White Road Boss AMT T542: 1972
White Western Star T541: 1977

Haulaway Car Transporter T523: 1971
Fruehauf 40' Van T507: 1970
Fruehauf Plated Tanker trl T512: 1971 (non plated T506: 1970)
Fruehauf '40 ext Post Van "IS" T524: 1972
Fruehauf 40' Flatbed trl T545: 1976
Lowboy Trl T508: 1971
Road Runner Logger trl T528: 1976
Trailmobile Double Header two 27ft trls T521: 1971
Trailmobile Semi Trailer 27f

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, March 18, 2019 9:36 AM

Thanks Force, for that comprensive list of AMT trucks. There are quite a number of them, but the list of trailers is shorter than I thought it would be. Cheers.

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Posted by midnight rambler on Friday, March 22, 2019 5:28 PM

thanks for the list. knew that the Pete was 69 wasnt sure of others but knew they were in the range of early 70s. still have the 2 A-Cars,KW coe & conv. roadboss, diamond reo, R model,C-900 tractor,single&tandem Freightliners, pup trls,and of course the first Pete 359 from 69. once again thanks now do i really feel old. (68) by the way i did have a bunch of others from AMT which i gave away in the later 70s along with MPC DM-800


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