SOLD: Nikko Ford Ranger Off Roader

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

Nikko Ford Ranger Off Roader
SOLD: AU$150 on 25th August 2017
Condition: 9/10. 100% working. Clean and boxed.
Scale: 1/18
Type: Ready To Run
Year of release: 1983
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. Manufactured by Nikko in Japan from 1983.
✔ 100% working. Including 2 speed gearbox and working headlights.
✔ Clean condition
✔ Battery compartments clean
✔ Transmitter included
✔ Box included
✔ Nothing broken.
✔ Tyres are basically new

– Decals are excellent, barely any wear.
– One or two small scuffs, practically no flaws.

Conclusion: This Nikko Ford Ranger Off Roader 4WD is about near to brand new as it gets, with the barest signs of use. It comes with box and all paperwork, and still has the original chrome side mirrors, which are normally impossible to find on this one. Very display-worthy, and great for fans of classic Ford pickups. 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.


Which R/C truck was the first R/C “monster truck” ever manufactured? Was it the Tamiya Blackfoot in 1986? No, because we know the Marui Big Bear came out before that, in about 1984/1985. And yet… here we have Nikko releasing this little Ford Ranger monster track way back in 1983, before any hobby-grade R/C company had come up with the idea. The Nikko Ford Ranger Off Roader is a faithful little replica of the early Ford based monster truck vehicles, in a compact 1/18 scale, yet still with working 4WD transmission and working headlights. Featuring Ford logos and truly scale-looks, this is a little-recognized but impressive toy for it’s time. Made from solid plastics and with proper rubber tyres, this model is light years better in quality than the awful, plasticky R/C trucks in stores these days. A great piece of 1980s monster truck nostalgia.

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