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Look what I found in the attic

Old 04-18-2011, 05:56 PM
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Default Look what I found in the attic

Basically used only once ever, its is fantastic condition with only a little bit of blemishes.

I honestly dont know what to do with it, its been sitting since the day I got it and it is original "IDK if they reproduced it or not"
It looks to be a team Associated RC10 Gold Pan but IDK.

I dont have a battery for it anymore because I haven't been into the RC business in over a year so I cant test if it works or not but its such a exciting find.









Old 04-18-2011, 06:42 PM
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In that condition, I would dust it off and sell it.  I bet you would easily get a couple hundred for it seeing that it is still new and the body looks great.  Lucky find.
Old 04-18-2011, 06:48 PM
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WOW, nice find!

ThunderbirdJunkie would shelf it.

Betcha a coupla those would pull a premium during Vintage Wars.
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It IS a RC10 and I say don't drive it! Dust it off, dont' use any cleaning solutions on it and put it up for display. These are getting harder to find each year, especially in this condition. Today Iwish I hadn't beat the hell out of my RC10 Graphite but, that's what an RC is for. At the time I was having a blast; now it's a chipped up shelf queen.
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I found a small letter under the motor it is A whatever that means

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I did some research and found that this is one of the first production RC10 they had out there, originally it had no stamp but they quickly added one, this particular model was made in 1984.

Considering all this is original and the condition its in I wont be using it at all, its sad its got the small blemishes but to tell you the truth if you saw it for the first time and didnt study it you would think its BRAND NEW other then the fact that the rims are a little scuffed from its first time use many years ago.
Old 04-18-2011, 08:08 PM
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i see only 2 choices:

1) clean her up and have a beautiful shelf queen

2) clean her up, take lots of pics and make a detailed ebay listing. start bidding at $100, make the length 10days, make sure it ends on a saturday or sunday and see how much cash you can get for her! then use said cash to buy a new ride or upgrade what you have.
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im not entirely sure yet now I may decide to keep it for the future, these type of RCs go up in value over time especially if it was an original model.
Old 04-18-2011, 08:36 PM
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Default RE: Look what I found in the attic

1984 was the first production year for the RC10 and they were all made of gold-anodized aluminum. As you stated, your car is one of the very first ones off the production line if it does not have a stamp on the bottom of the chassis. I can see that this is the first generation from the photos because your car has the short suspension arms and 3 piece wheels. The long arms were introduced in 1989 on the RC10 Graphite (I own this one) along with updated shock towers, turnbuckles and universal shafts. The 1 piece wheels didn't show up until 1990 on the Team Car which also featured the new Stealth transmission vs. the 6-gear "white case" transmission.

It's difficult to tell exactly which car this was because initially they offered 5 variations of Gold Pan car depending on what options were included (i.e. body, bearings, battery or speed control).None of them included an ESC. If you can find any documentation like an assembly guide or owner's manual, that would only add more value to the package. It's a nice piece of RC history.
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ORIGINAL: nitrosportsandrunner

i see only 2 choices:

1) clean her up and have a beautiful shelf queen

2) clean her up, take lots of pics and make a detailed ebay listing. start bidding at $100, make the length 10days, make sure it ends on a saturday or sunday and see how much cash you can get for her! then use said cash to buy a new ride or upgrade what you have.
I couldn't have said it better, nitrosportsandrunner definitely must run ebay adds exactly as I do and hands down gets you the most amount of $ I'm think $200-$300 in that condition, but start at $100. However if it were me dust it off and find a nice spot on a shelf or mantle.
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ITBJHO that car is too nice of a piece of RC history to part with it for a paltry $300. He wouldn't sell it for under $800 if it were his.
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ITBJHO that car is too nice of a piece of RC history to part with it for a paltry $300. He wouldn't sell it for under $800 if it were his.
+1

i also see that trooper has made his way over to 10talk. best place on the net for rc10 info/collectors.
Old 04-19-2011, 02:47 PM
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the only "vintage" RC i would hold onto if i found one would be a tamiya toyota hilux. even tho it would be worth over $500 in running condition, i would keep it for myself.
but then, i would run it to! not just keep it as a shelf queen.
if any rc i have sits on the shelf too long, then it goes up for sale or trade.
but everyone is different.
i will admit that that rc10 would look stunning on my shelf!
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ORIGINAL: ThunderbirdJunkie

ITBJHO that car is too nice of a piece of RC history to part with it for a paltry $300. He wouldn't sell it for under $800 if it were his.
HA! The only way thing thing would bring even CLOSE to $800 is if it was NIB. Even being an A stamp, it would maybe sell for $400 to the right collector...
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ORIGINAL: ThunderbirdJunkie

ITBJHO that car is too nice of a piece of RC history to part with it for a paltry $300. He wouldn't sell it for under $800 if it were his.
HA! The only way thing thing would bring even CLOSE to $800 is if it was NIB. Even being an A stamp, it would maybe sell for $400 to the right collector...
i agree. but getting $300 for a RC you found in the attic is awsome!!
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I would trade some RC gear if you thought you may want to get some value out of it.  PM me.

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Wait you just found a vintage RC10 in your attic?! That's awesome!

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