Model: (Click to see more) 99998: Kyosho
Status: Restored
Date: 9-Feb-2011
Comments: 10
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Here's another of my Projects, picked this one up, along with another donor chassis (Basket case) to hopefully build a nice looking runner, will look into Re-Pro body, driver, decals and tyres. Will update progress as it goes. As a Kyosho Fan, I feel I just had to have one of the brands most famous series cars.

**EDIT** Have commenced restoration, started by stripping both cars down and cleaned parts, will utilise the best parts from both cars to build a nice example, and will then look into what is required for a second runner, photo's updated. Oh yeah, I managed to find a set of Option House Gold front shocks to match the rears, so really happy about that.

Stay tuned.........

**2019 Edit - this is finally fully completed, with box art paint

Love this box art It begins 2 cars stripped will build one with best parts 1 The original car

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Turbo Optima

Comments

besty22

9-Feb-2011

Looks nice. Did you get it for a good price?

mtbkym01

9-Feb-2011

I think so, less that $100AUD shipped, I was happy with that considering they dont come up here (in aus) very often. Is there a way to ID option house shocks?, this has reds on front, golds on rear

BORMAC

9-Feb-2011

Yep Option House 'GOLDS' on the rear. These are awesome cars. Not the very best performer you'll ever own but certainly no slouch either. Certainly a whole lot of fun though!
Right up there as far as Kyosho nostalgia goes.

mtbkym01

9-Feb-2011

Thanks BORMAC, only thing it was missing (I think) is a chain, already got a new one, cant wait to start on this one, just not sure when I'll get to it

Damaniac

9-Feb-2011

Good pick up for the price. Had a Turbo Optima Mid when I was young. Good car, was @ it's best w' fast motors in it. Loved Reedy red & green dots if memory serves me correctly.

RACECRAFTERS

9-Feb-2011

Super Cool Cars and a lot more to them than to how they initially appear. Consider carefully before you set about resto because they can become contagious and also very costly Nice start!

howitzer71

9-Feb-2011

Kyoshos best looking buggy!!

tamiyoman

9-Feb-2011

For a Great Optima Runner, Upgrade the front shocks to Gold too and Upgrade the Chain drive to Belt drive and they run great (i have 4 runners myself all with belts).
Cheers and nice find!

Fernado Alonso

9-Feb-2011

Wow very nice to have the Optima
I sure like it the colour isn't bad either
Have fun restoring this one
Cheers Alex

def4x4

9-Feb-2011

Nice find, and good luck with the resto....


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