SOLD: Nikko Turbo Queen

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Letting this spare model go from my vintage R/C collection…

Nikko Turbo Queen
SOLD: AU$220 on 24th August 2017
Condition: 10/10. New in box.
Scale: 1/16
Type: Ready To Run
Year of release: 1987
Batteries Required: 8 x AA (Car). 1 x 9volt (Transmitter)

Any vintage R/C model I sell has been personally tested and assessed.
About this example…

✔ New in box
✔ 100% vintage. Original and first release of this model. Made by Nikko in Japan from 1987.
✔ 100% working. Including 2 speeds.
✔ Battery compartments mint
✔ Transmitter included
✔ Box included
✔ Paperwork included
✔ Tyres are 100%. No cracking.
✔ Nothing broken.
✔ Decals mint.
✔ Box & polystyrene base excellent.

Conclusion: Overall, stunning example of the Nikko Turbo Queen. Unused, and flawless. Even the mere plastic antenna straw is still sealed in it’s own packet (I used a spare one to prop up the antenna in the photos). Extremely rare in such mint condition. The box is really in superb shape on this one, with bright colours and minimal wear. One of the last out there at this standard. Priced according to rarity, condition, demand, and past examples that have sold.

Please see the photos to understand the condition. Feel free to contact me to find out more.


The Nikko Turbo Queen was the original release of this model, by Nikko in 1987. It’s colours were later adjusted in some markets where it was branded as the Nikko Turbo Aero, and the Nikko Freccia Rossa in some European markets. The Turbo Queen was essentially a newer, more aerodynamic release of Nikko’s 1986 buggy, the Turbo Panther, which was one of the most popular ready-to-run R/C buggies of the 1980s. With two gear speeds, a working differential, high quality spike rubber tyres at all four corners, and the famous “Turbo” function transmitter with the extra forward step to allow you to hit top speed, this was a brilliant little car with sharp response and power. The body on the Turbo Queen is a lot less fragile than that of the pipe-framed Turbo Panther, and the sleek design echoes some of Nikko’s larger models of the time such as the Dictator – even down to the genuine sponsor logos like Bridgestone and Bilstein. The Turbo Queen was a great example of the “aero” buggy craze of the late 1980s, but done right – with high quality materials, and the performance to match. A classic mid-late 1980s ready-to-run R/C buggy.

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