For sale: original Tamiya 58085 Avante 2001 - Rare and sought-after Tamiya radio-controlled off-road racing buggy.
Unrestored condition - body shell is not mint and has some minor damage
Vintage contemporary hi-cap hop-up shocks.
Original-spec Tamiya black-can Sport Tuned motor.
Full set of four very-rare original white Cam-Lock wheels in very good condition (not painted yellow ones!)
New re-re Avante cam-lock wheel centres. Original-spec spike tyres in good condition.
Custom FRP front suspension damper stay. Also supplied with a carbon-fibre aftermarket replacement option.
Tiny cracks in lower gear cases - see photos.
More photos available on request.
Item is in Cambridge, UK.
The Tamiya Avante 2001 shaft-driven 4-wheel-drive off-road racing buggy was released on 19th June 1990, featuring multilink wishbone suspension and a twin-deck FRP chassis .
An evolution of the original Avante, this model utilised the lengthened chassis dimensions developed for the Egress. The original Avante bodyshell was redesigned to fit and protect the rear suspension arms.
Perhaps the most beautiful of the Avante/Egress series, no vintage Tamiya buggy collection is complete without one!
The only model in this series not re-released. With the others (Avante/Egress/Avante Black Special) having been through repeated re-releases, and this model never re-released so far, it is looking increasingly likely there will never be a re-release (hence two recent completed ebay sales for NIB kits at ~£650 and ~£1250).
Sales price excludes delivery and local customs/tax/fees.
The item is sold as seen and not refundable - I have been very honest and open about details of the condition.
The photographs are of the actual item and are to be considered part of the description.
Apologies to anyone watching/ bidding recently on eBay - the car is still for sale as auction won by overseas bidder despite the details specifying UK only. Sorry I would prefer to dispatch to the UK, due to frequent problems with overseas deliveries being severely delayed, getting damaged or going missing and as a private seller not a business I cannot afford to reimburse a disappointed buyer.