For Sale: Dickie / Atcomi Turbo Porsche 959

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

Dickie / Atcomi Turbo Porsche 959
For Sale: AU$90
Condition: 8/10. 100% working. Clean and boxed.
Scale: 1/12
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…

✔ 100% vintage. German release of this model. Manufactured by Atcomi from 1987.
✔ 100% working. Including 2 speed gearbox.
✔ Clean condition
✔ Battery compartments clean
✔ Transmitter included
✔ Box included
✔ Nothing broken.

– Tyres are about 95% new. No cracking.
– Decals are generally very good, with some minor edge wear.
– Some light scuffs on the bumper and underside of the vehicle.

Conclusion: This Dickie/Atcomi Turbo Porsche 959 runs beautifully and is very clean. It comes with the box, which has a small hole in one corner. A very rare 1980s R/C model inspired by the 1986 Paris-Dakar Rally winning Porsche 959 off roader. Priced according to rarity, condition and past examples I have sold.
Please see the photos to understand the condition. Feel free to contact me to find out more.

History

In 1986, the Paris-Dakar Rally was won by the Porsche 959 – a concept sportscar, adapted by the Porsche factory for rally events. That same year, Tamiya Corporation released their legendary Porsche 959 R/C kit, which was unsurpassed in it’s authenticity, but it also cost a small fortune. This led the little Atcomi company of Japan to try their hand at a much simpler, but still attractive R/C Porsche – minus the cost of fully licensed decals. The result was this simple but rugged Porsche 959 model. It was sold under the Atcomi brand in Japan, but also the Tandy/Radio Shack brand internationally, and the German toy brand Dickie in Europe. Featuring a 2 speed gearbox, differential, 2WD, a “turbo” function on the transmitter, full spring suspension all round, and even springs behind the front bumper, this was quite a rugged car. It recalled the looks of the real 959 off roader, but also offered practical ground clearance at this scale, to handle terrain more like a buggy. The non-self-correcting steering could be a handful, but with good tyres, spring suspension and energetic speed, this is a handsome (and largely forgotten) ready to run off-roader.

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