SOLD: Nikko Turbo Queen

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

Nikko Turbo Queen
SOLD: AU$130 on 12th April 2017
Scale: 1/16
Type: Ready To Run
Year of release: 1987
Batteries Required: 8 x AA (Car). 1 x 9v (Transmitter)

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

✔ 100% vintage. Original and first release of this model. Manufactured by Nikko in Japan in 1987.
✔ 100% working. Including 2 speeds.
✔ Battery compartments clean
✔ Transmitter included
✔ Manual and paperwork included
✔ Box included. Box lid has some fading, polystyrene base is good/excellent.
✔ Nothing broken.

– Tyres are about 95% new. No cracking. Rubber is bouncy and fresh.
– There is a thin scratch in the middle of the windor visor.
– There are light scuffs to the underside and bumper. – Decals are generally very good, with some minor edge wear.

Conclusion: A stunning example of the Nikko Turbo Queen in collector condition. Very minimal wear all round. Light scuffs on the underside. Tyres are excellent and very close to brand new, suggesting minimal use. A rare chance to own an excellent example of this classic buggy. 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.


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. 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 buggy, that completely puts to shame all the ready-to-run toy store R/C buggies of today.

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