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Letting this spare model go from my vintage R/C collection…
Taiyo Super Fight F-1
SOLD: AU$120 on 6th December 2017
Condition: 9.5/10. 100% working. Clean and boxed.
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. Made by Taiyo in Japan/Singapore from 1987.
✔ 100% working. Including 2 speed gearbox.
✔ Clean condition
✔ Battery compartments clean
✔ Transmitter included
✔ Box immaculate, with all polystyrene inserts
✔ Paperwork included
✔ Tyres are 100% brand new. No cracking.
✔ Decals mint.
✔ Nothing broken.
– One very light scuff to bumper.
Conclusion: This Taiyo Super Fight F-1 Formula one racer is in mint condition – absolutely brand new, except for one or two very light scuff marks to the front bumper – but for the sake of absolute honestly, I have listed it as “used”. The box is excellent, the car is stunning. Capable of up to 31km/h, it is 100% working. A truly gorgeous example of this classic R/C model from the 1980s black box era of Taiyo R/C models. 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 Taiyo Super Fight F-1 is a formula one styled R/C racer which features twin motors, slick tyres, spring suspension, and which is capable of up to 31km/h. Styled to look like the Williams Formula One team cars of the late 1980s, it eschews the outright “Rothmans” cigarette branding logos for more kid-friendly logos, but does carry other real brand sponsor decals as well. Based on a robust chassis that Taiyo came up with for several of it’s on-road models (including the Lamborghini Countach), these F1 cars fly and are a blast to drive. The slick tyres deliver plenty of wheel-spin on smooth surfaces, when you hit the famous “Turbo” on the transmitter. Built to last, and miles ahead of the R/C cars you find in toy stores these days, Taiyo’s F1 styled vehicles were still life-like, but with slightly better ground clearance than most R/C formula one cars in the hobby grade sector. Designed to last, and for loads of fun – all Taiyo vehicles from their “black box” era are highly collectible today.
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