Model: 58034: Super Champ
Status: Restored
Date: 7-Dec-2010
Comments: 19
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The Super Champ came out back in 1982. Tamiya had a huge success making the Sand Scorcher and Rough Rider back in 1979, which were the first RC buggies to sport waterproof radio boxes. And proper suspension with oil filled shocks.


The Super Champ was an attempt to step up the game. It came out in 1982, and they had now gotten rid of the radio box - in order to save weight and make access to components easier. It also had new spiked rear tires (very soft). And it has this fantastic looking rear mono damper with an oil bottle and a tube connected to it! A kinda reservoir system, which was supposed to make it handle the bumps much better than it's older brothers.


It didn't turn out to be much of a winner though, it was too rear-heavy and understeered too much... But it LOOKED like a winner!


My car was a lucky ebay/US find a couple of years ago, and one of the first cars to enter my collection. Wanted a Sand Scorcher, but just wasn't willing to pay the high price (now with the 2010 re-re- I'm extra happy I decided to wait!)


It's been a runner, and came with complete radio gear. Including an old Tekin ESC. The original manual speed control was included, maybe I'll get it mounted one day. The body is a bit cracked I'm afraid, but not too bad. I got some repro decals for it, which are too pale and don't stick very well. So I guess I'll have to re-do the shell and get some decent stickers one time...


The best thing about this car is the fact that the previous owner did a hell of a job polishing all the alloy parts! It really shines! The black wheels look cool too!





Comments

JWeston

7-Dec-2010

Nice write up and gorgeous Super Champ. Great colours

Jim the wookie

7-Dec-2010

ohhh shiny! Very nice

Dam 10

7-Dec-2010

As it says on the back MINT....

Stickman

7-Dec-2010

Great looking SC, one classic I would like one day

bfst24

7-Dec-2010

very nice.black wheels really suit it.

SRB Bloke

7-Dec-2010

Really nice looking bit of kit, great work on the alloy...

Singleseven

7-Dec-2010

A great post with loads of background info. The car looks ace and is topped off by those black wheels . Thanks for sharing.

SHY69

7-Dec-2010

Thanks so much for all the kind words guys!

Crash Cramer

7-Dec-2010

It does look nice in those alternate colors. I can't say for sure, but I think I remember this being in the club at one point or another. It truly is a one of a kind. Nice looker you have.

musashi.dk

7-Dec-2010

great looking super champ you got there m8..

slimmy

7-Dec-2010

Nice looking machine. I always liked the super champ. Its a cool rendition of the SRB.

j-man

7-Dec-2010

That's a bit nice that is !!
love the black rims

Badboy

7-Dec-2010

Awesome looking SC!!! Where did you get the upper deck from? Was it included in the auction? Me want bad!!!

howitzer71

7-Dec-2010

Fantastic looking buggy! looks great in red! Iam waiting and hoping for the re-re of these BIG TIME!!!

rizzo rat

7-Dec-2010

Nice paint work.

Tamiyamandan

7-Dec-2010

Very Nice in Red!!!!!.....Wish they would Re Release this car/buggy...Still one of my all time Favorites.....

Outta Control

7-Dec-2010

Very nice color combo. Neat finish. I like.

SHY69

8-Dec-2010

Thx again! The upper deck was included. I believe this is a standard part included in the original kit.

KyoshoTomahawk-SRB-Dan

24-Oct-2011

Beautiful Colour Scheme And Mean Wheels,, Cool,,


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