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Hi, this is my original Tamiya Hotshot, which I bought from new about 25 years ago and which was my 2nd Tamiya RC car. I started tinkering with this model a couple of weeks ago and it's turned out to be a full restore ... and I'm very pleased with the result. I used a donor chassis to replace any broken/cracked or badly worn parts, so it will never pass as a true shelf queen, but it's condition is extremely good. I bought a new in packet original speed control which was very pleasing to put together and I fitted period radio gear. The tyres are original to this car and are in amazing condition, the gear boxes are fully ball-raced and the cups and dogbones are surprisingly good. The Technipower motor is the same one I used to use when I (ahem) 'raced' this car, back in the day. I have the original shell, but the one pictured is a re-re. The wing was supposed to be plain silver, but the lexan tainted milky so I've applied a decal to cover the worst of it. The alloy skid plate is from Radshape. It's very nice quality, but I was disappointed that it's not designed to take the original bumper without a bit of fettling. The only thing this car is missing is the optional battery post ... it would be nice to have one fitted but I'm not going to go mad trying to find one. All in all this has been a very satisfying restore, the car is ready to run, but I don't think she's going to run very far ... Thanks for looking - comments always welcome! :) ...