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    Thread: Kyosho "barn find"

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    1. Geriatric Member VegasJetta's Avatar
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      06-07-2012 09:57 AM #1
      This was too good not to share. Picked this up yesterday, I don't think I have been more excited about an RC car than this...

      Brand new in box Kyosho Turbo Ultima. It was opened and the trans was put on the chassis, and then it was put away and never touched again until I opened the box. Originally purchased on June 29th 1988, it came with a radio, two batteries (all BNIB), carrying bag, and even AA batteries from 1988! The tires are even in mint shape, the wheels haven't even been taken out of the bag!



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      Still unsure if I want to 'finish' putting it together or leave it as is. Thoughts?


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      06-07-2012 11:55 AM #2
      build it and play with it, that's what it's for. you already have one 'garage queen' RC.
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      06-07-2012 12:50 PM #3
      wow! I want those wheels!

    4. Geriatric Member VegasJetta's Avatar
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      06-07-2012 04:16 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by InSaNeBoY View Post
      build it and play with it, that's what it's for. you already have one 'garage queen' RC.
      One? I have 3 already... and one other borderline

      Quote Originally Posted by bora.the.explora View Post
      wow! I want those wheels!
      You aren't the only one. A guy at the local hobby shop said those alone will sell for $150...


      Quote Originally Posted by JacksSenseOfRejection
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      06-10-2012 01:08 AM #5
      holy cow man!.....wow this thread brings back memories
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      06-13-2012 01:18 AM #6
      I'm calling shenanigens. A barn find thread requires additional details on said barn!
      Shutup and drive yo cah'!

    7. 07-02-2012 10:07 PM #7
      I remember having that car in 94

    8. 07-05-2012 10:25 AM #8
      In return to the answer I would like to put up a question to you VegasJetta that what would you do if the same thing is asked to you as I don't think that anyone would be here who would suggest to dump it. Even I also liked the car.

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      07-08-2012 09:25 AM #9
      sick. Tough decision, build for the fun and shelf it or keep it in the box
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    10. Geriatric Member VegasJetta's Avatar
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      07-12-2012 04:19 PM #10
      It is currently being built by an RC specialist that I know...


      Quote Originally Posted by JacksSenseOfRejection
      Here's a fun fact: if someone is hitting you with a metal pipe, stay down.

    11. 09-01-2012 05:08 AM #11
      I would have left it in the box and sold it to some rabid collector for five or six bills tomorrow, or a grand in another couple of years. Since you are building it, I would not run it because you won't be able to get parts for it easily or cheaply.
      W.T.B. - Kinetic Motorsport FMIC front-mount intercooler for MK3 OBD-1 VR6 GTI/Jetta.
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      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-vr6-jetta-gti

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