SOLD: Tandy / Radio Shack Porsche 935

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Tandy / Radio Shack Porsche 935
SOLD: AU$80 on 19th August 2014
Scale: 1/10
Type: Ready To Run
Year of release: 1981
Condition: Excellent. Working. With Transmitter and Original Box.

Description

This 1/10 scale Tandy / Radio Shack Porsche 935 is in perfect working order and has been tested gently on carpet. The model has some wear to the decals and one small decal missing from the side of the rear spoiler, but otherwise it still looks beautiful. Both rear vision mirrors are present, and nothing is broken – including the headlights (which are often broken on these cars). The underside of the car shows little to no scratching – which means it was never run much, and was mostly just forgotten in someone’s garage for a very long time. In fact, I was impressed at how well it ran when I tested it, suggesting that it was a largely forgotten toy whose signs of wear have come about mainly from being stored – not played with.

The original box is quite worn and has a couple of tears, but it is still holding together and the front image is still very presentable.

This old Porsche needs to go to someone who will appreciate it, and is in better condition than most – given that nothing is broken and it still runs like new. Even the transmitter looks new.

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

History

The 1/10 scale Porsche 935 sold by Tandy and Radio Shack stores in the early 1980s came in three colours – the first being white. This was first manufactured by a Japanese company called Daishin, who first produced it in about 1979 and sold it under Daishin branding and sometimes Procision branding in the USA. It’s a digital proportional model that offered a ready-to-run 1/10 scale R/C experience, to capitalize on the success of similar R/C Porsches from Tamiya. The versions sold at Tandy and Radio Shack stores omitted the Martini Racing logos in favour of their own branding, but otherwise kept the same combination of black, red and blue striping.

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