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    Thread: Kyosho "barn find"

    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!

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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
      Any VWs made after 92 are usually only good for drive train donors.

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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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      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. 07-20-2012 09:51 AM #11
      I am still wondering Vegasjetta, that what have you thought for the stuff which you have along with you and is it true that such models are still being made ? I think they would be now making the advance version of this car.

    12. 07-24-2012 07:06 PM #12
      nice find man. Those were awesome cars back in the day

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      07-25-2012 12:31 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by KustomCabby View Post
      nice find man. Those were awesome cars back in the day
      Thanks, can't wait for it to be completed!

      Quote Originally Posted by elizasteave View Post
      I am still wondering Vegasjetta, that what have you thought for the stuff which you have along with you and is it true that such models are still being made ? I think they would be now making the advance version of this car.
      I'm sorry, all I can think of when I read what you typed is this:


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

    14. 09-01-2012 05:08 AM #14
      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.
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      09-03-2012 10:24 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by VegasJetta View Post
      Thanks, can't wait for it to be completed!



      I'm sorry, all I can think of when I read what you typed is this:
      priceless
      Any VWs made after 92 are usually only good for drive train donors.

    16. 10-04-2012 12:28 PM #16
      Did you get this off of CL. I think I recall responding to an ad, but it was gone very shortly after.

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      11-19-2012 05:05 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Honda4VW View Post
      Did you get this off of CL. I think I recall responding to an ad, but it was gone very shortly after.
      Yes. Where do you live?


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


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      11-20-2012 01:13 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Honda4VW View Post
      Maine
      More than likely, it's the same one you saw on CL.


      Quote Originally Posted by JacksSenseOfRejection
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      01-11-2013 07:13 PM #20
      wow,,,that is sweet!!! the one i had got squished by a car. (radio glitch)
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      01-16-2013 03:43 AM #21
      The plastic is probably so old and brittle it would fall apart if you tried to use it so I say leave it as is...

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      02-21-2013 10:26 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by 2deepn2dubs View Post
      The plastic is probably so old and brittle it would fall apart if you tried to use it so I say leave it as is...
      Incorrect. It's fine, as it was sealed up in plastic for many years!


      Quote Originally Posted by JacksSenseOfRejection
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