Model: (Click to see more) 99999: Misc.
Status: NIB
Date: 7-Jan-2012
Comments: 11
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This is a kit i have had in my collection for a while. Its nib and still shrink wrapped. Produced in about 1971 its part of the 1/18th series and its very rare, especially in this condition. Its based on the real EMPI imp buggy which was produced by the American company EMPI run by Joe Vittone. Its accurate down to the EMPI five lug chrome sprint star wheel which are highly prized in the vw world.
The sand rover is based on a Meyers Manx, why didnt they base it on this?

Comments

Toykid

7-Jan-2012

Regardless of individual taste, Meyers was the first to create this design. Meyers was also the first to run Baja. Hence Meyers is of more historical importance.

Toykid

7-Jan-2012

Oh, and I forgot to say - this is a great kit, thanks for sharing

gr2fltp

7-Jan-2012

Wouldn't that have been a good idea Especially with the EMPI's trouble is Tamiya seem unable to release new stuff, prefering to bodge old shells on ill fitting chassis designs or adding peculiar coloured wheels, TOYS THEY'RE NOT! -I'm not sure that company statement holds up anymore??

jeffy

7-Jan-2012

I have the lola wow $3.99 expensive lol

Dante77

7-Jan-2012

Welcome to the club, mate!
You need to add the comments by klicking the green '+' next to them. Otherwise noone can see them except you.

Tamiyabigstuff

7-Jan-2012

Very nice, never seen one of those before, thanks for sharing.

Crash Cramer

8-Jan-2012

HOLY COW, $3.99, REALLY, did you get to pay that price or close to it??? I know, I am dreaming. This is a cool model that I don't know if I have ever seen, it certainly does look a bit cooler in some aspects, than the Sand Rover.

mongoose1983

8-Jan-2012

Always thought Tamiya should have released this one as a 1:10 suitable for radiocontrol model car. It's even more beautiful than the legendary Sand Rover.

Nugget

8-Jan-2012

Cheers for the comments , it would have been cool if Tamiya had produced this as an R/C car. It cost alot more than $3.99 too.

CUSTOM TAM

8-Jan-2012

Great find ! For Sand Rover maybe Tamiya prefered to use Manx to do something different than Kyosho with his Elek Peanuts in 1977 ?

skywhelp

11-Feb-2012

very nice collection some funky looking cars there love the vw buggy that colour is spot on


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