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Tamiya Sand Scorcher, Buggy Champ and Ford F-150 Ranger

Old 07-16-2011, 03:28 AM
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Default Tamiya Sand Scorcher, Buggy Champ and Ford F-150 Ranger

Hey guys, just began to get a vintage Tamiya collection started. So far I have a super nice Ford F-150 Ranger with all original equiptment and hardly a scratch. Looks like this thing was barely ran then put up and forgot about. The only bad part is its missing the body. The way I can tell its the F-150 Ranger is because of the rims, tires and body posts. Oh, and the really great news...... Just picked up a brand new in the box, still has the original shrink wrap around the box Ford F-150 Ranger. I think I'm off to a great but expensive start. So, anyone have a Ranger (BLUE MOLDED) body laying around for the restoration of the other?
Old 07-24-2011, 12:52 PM
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Ok, I have the Tamiya Ford F150 XLT kit brand new and still has the shrink wrap still on it... Question is........ Should I tear into it and start building it?
Old 07-24-2011, 02:42 PM
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Default RE: Tamiya Sand Scorcher, Buggy Champ and Ford F-150 Ranger

The f150's will never be collectable because they were produced in HUGE quantities and use a common chassis with no model-specific parts. Tamiya just recently started producing it again, after only a 5 year hiatus. You can also still find the old model NIP on ebay for retail price.
Oh, my bad. That's what I get for skimming over your post...

I would still build it, but leave it on a shelf.
Old 07-24-2011, 04:13 PM
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That is true, but wrong Ford F150. I have kit # 58027. Kit is from 1981. Has the sand scorcher chassis.
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Here are some pics still sealed....
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Very cool.

Whether or not you take it out of the box comes down to what you want out of your collection.

Personally, I would leave it in the box. But if you would get more enjoyment out of your collection by building it and having the build models, go for it. Just realize that sealed box items are generally worth much more down the road.
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ThunderbirdJunkie believes there are only two options when dealing with 20+ year old, valuable, unopened RC cars.

Document everything, including the fact that it was sealed in the box. Then do a VERY detailed build thread.

Then put a nasty brushless system (Castle Sidewinder SV2 1406 4600 combo on 3s, anybody?) in it and go bash the snot out of it, giving these ancient, brittle irreplaceable parts an exit with a bang.

Or leave it on the shelf.

Those are the only two options. Anybody saying otherwise is...
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So what do you think the value is on this unopened kit? I see other SRB NIB kits going for 1100-1700 But not sealed...
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Don't know/don't care.

If ThunderbirdJunkie had it he'd do one of the two things he said. He wouldn't sell it.
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So what do you think the value is on this unopened kit? I see other SRB NIB kits going for 1100-1700 But not sealed...
As with anything, it's only worth what someone will pay you for it. Being sealed in the original shrink wrap isn't worth anything until a buyer decides that is important to them and is willing to pay a premium for that feature. If you are wanting to sell it then either decide what you want for it and advertise it for that and see if people are willing to pay that much. Or just put it to auction with a high reserve and see how high the bids go.

If you aren't going to sell it then I wouldn't worry too much what it's worth now, unless you are wondering for insurance purposes or something.
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I'd be interested in buying this kit from you. PM me and let me know

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