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The Most Expensive HPI

Old 04-22-2010, 07:23 PM
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Item number: 280490592657

Never in my life have I seen something like this. Im not knocking the guys auction, but theres alot of other CUSTOM Rc's I would prefer over this one !
Old 04-22-2010, 07:46 PM
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You would think for $10K you would offer free shipping hehehehehehe
Old 04-22-2010, 08:10 PM
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Yeah that belongs to a guy on HBF. The build is quite impressive.
Old 04-22-2010, 09:45 PM
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neat with the nitrous and such, but with only 9k invested, probably nothing stock except for some bolts maybe (so no point in adding in a stock hpi unit price as he probably re assembled a stock baja after this build was done) and 4 months of build time? you can never count in time when building something for yourself. and at the bottom it says for the 10K it will have free shipping.

still 10K for that.......maybe 6-7k at most.
Old 04-23-2010, 10:59 AM
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Before I spend $10,000 on a RC Car, I will be buying another full size car.
Old 04-23-2010, 12:34 PM
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only way he'll get any decent money back is to part it out, 4 mths building 4 hrs stripping it back down again.lol
He might get 65-70% back of his original investment...don't think there's many folks out there, if any, that'll stump up 9 or 10k. can't imagine it took 4 mths to build...that's a lot of man hours...must be a union job[sm=bananahead.gif] maybe 3 months and 28 days in postage time for all those parts and 2-3 build time
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If and I mean "IF" I was going to buy an Rc for that kinda money, It would def be one of those Conely Cobras or something in that field ! Again,im not knocking his work of art, which it really is, but $10 G's ! ! ! Cmon ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Beastly. Very nice looking.
Old 04-24-2010, 01:15 AM
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if i ever spend 10k on a r/c car someone please shoot me!
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You would think for $10K you would offer free shipping hehehehehehe
If you look at the bottom of the listing it does say he will pay the shipping if buy it now is used! Such a shelf queen though you would be afraid to use it
Old 04-25-2010, 11:24 AM
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One of the things that attracted me to quarterscale is that they are investment grade RC. I used to be HUGE into small scale (1/12-1/5 scale) and I got sick of spending 1-4k on a RC car to enjoy it for a year or two and then having to beg someone to buy it for $200-$300. Of course there are some exceptions, but they are limited to very old models and are not all the models from that era, just select ones. Something like this MAY be worth 10k TODAY. But 6-10 years from now, it wont be worth more then $1000. That has to be one of the most frustrating things with RC for me.
Old 04-25-2010, 08:47 PM
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I spent $5000 on this truck. Put a new 383 400+HP engine in it, Electronic Fuel Injection total cost well over 15K+(not counting labor. It was built completely by myself). Sold the truck on ebay for $5,000 to pay for a fence when I got married. Only had the truck a couple of years.



RC cars and most vehicles are a depreciating asset unless they are very rare.

Wonder what that car would list on Kelly Blue book for?

Old 04-25-2010, 08:57 PM
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Imagine a section on KBB for HPI....that would be GR8
Old 04-26-2010, 01:29 AM
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10k?man ill buy me a used f-250 for that.
Old 04-26-2010, 06:53 AM
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Agreed that would be nice for a Hobby shop window but thats about it. Iwould never run it. Plus half the fun is in building it for me anyway.
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10k?man ill buy me a used f-250 for that.

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