Model: (Click to see more) 58085: Avante 2001
Status: Restored
Date: 23-Apr-2012
Comments: 37
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Been my long-termer Avante 2001, bought it brand new 1994, used it briefly until 1996, and held on to this beauty till today! A full nut and bolt restoration was done but kept the original black painted body shell for nostalgic reasons and it's still in good condition considering it was a runner and 20years old to date!
She has been retrofitted in the mid 90's with the Dual Ball Diff & Torque Splitter System, Rear Universals, Full Egress Black Wheels and in 2012 for the restoration a full Carbon Graphite chassis from a fellow Avante nut from Oman - cheers Haider!, Hi-Cap Dampers from an auction win, new Undercowl, new Bumper & misc plastic parts here n there...
Till death do us part!





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Comments

Tamiya Era

23-Apr-2012

Cheeers bro....Amazing Avante
This CF Chassis has a unique view....

sunnyjai

23-Apr-2012

Haider ma man! Nice to hear from you! Yeah it looks nice on a black on black Avante 2001!

zulu69

23-Apr-2012

Great looking Avante mate.! Best of all is that its yours all the way back to '94..!

sunnyjai

23-Apr-2012

zulu69: Thanks buddy, and I even have photos I took of her back in 94'! The treasured one

neobrunox

23-Apr-2012

Fantastic one Avante forever !

moffman

23-Apr-2012

that looks as if its doing 300mph just sitting there!! fantastic looking and like you say 18 years old! hats of to you for a great looking avante!!!.

TIMECMDR

24-Apr-2012

Thats a tough looking Avante! agreat resto and nice photos to match

R/CVET

24-Apr-2012

Love the nasty low stance on this ...nice job!

pininy

24-Apr-2012

I've one in the same colour as well these thing are rare maybe tamiya will re-release the body shell

sunnyjai

24-Apr-2012

Thankyou gents for the lovely comments! Yes she's among the apple of my Tamiya eye!
R/CVET: I love nasty lowered stance, makes them bad-ass when come photo op time!
pininy: Yes I saw your 'black' resto job Avante 2001 and yes it looks better in black for this version
TIMECMDR: Cheers mate! And yes nothing like Avante 2001 black on black on black = tough!

JYCM3

24-Apr-2012

That is one sick looking Avante! Love it

JYCM3

24-Apr-2012

This should be called the 'black furry'

Dante77

24-Apr-2012

It looks so awesome! Got a 2001 myself lately and didn't quite know what to do with it. This gave me the impulse I needed. Thanks!

sunnyjai

24-Apr-2012

JYCM3: Cheers mate! Yes this model should have been called the Black Fury with the yellow fluro decal design.
Dante77: Must do back yor Avante! It's sacrilige not to!

Toykid

24-Apr-2012

I agree the 2001 looks so mean in black. The egress wheels and shocks really finish this off. Makes me want to get one to add to my avante series.

Wandy

24-Apr-2012

That's the best looking Avante I have ever seen. Absolutely stunning!

sunnyjai

24-Apr-2012

Toykid: The Avante 2001 is among the most underrated kits with the attention being on the Avante instead. In my opinion the 2001 is more aggressive.
Wandy: Thanks mate!

Type49rs

24-Apr-2012

This looks superb in black. Tamiya do a great job with their boxart paint schemes but I believe they got it wrong this time..... and you got it right. Well done

sunnyjai

24-Apr-2012

Type49rs: Thanks mate! It was a no brainer that black was best for the 2001 - sets it apart!

MAD-BEE

24-Apr-2012

HOT!HOT!HOT! She is lush buddy!! I would love to see her in the flesh!!

hot rod

24-Apr-2012

hmmm now that is a real beauty. Never really been an avante fan in any of it's guises but the 2001 is a possible..... especially now i have seen this, nice work and more special when it's been with you from new. Like it mate

sunnyjai

24-Apr-2012

MAD-BEE: Thanks mate! Would love to run it and turn some heads but sadly body parts are soo rare and expensive, i'll just run the 2011 for now!
hot rod: Nice to see you feel this way! Had this feeling since it was bought new that i'll never sell! A family heairloom... Time for you to get one buddy! Lols

TIMECMDR

24-Apr-2012

After looking at this again.....I think it is a very poor example and you need to get rid of it sharp!!! you have my address..............

berman

24-Apr-2012

Dare I say it, it actually looks much better in all black than boxart, you obviously had good taste as a young'un! Glad to hear you kept it all these years and the resto looks superb!

sunnyjai

24-Apr-2012

TIMECMDR: Haha lols, time for you to start collecting more Avantes and not just the 2011's - these have always been a work of art and always will be! berman: Thankyou very much for the kind comments and the restoration was a real labour of lurve and no expense spared affair, but well worth it!

djp780

25-Apr-2012

This is so near to my 2001 project its scary, looks superb and has definitely made me want to finish my body in black. Will have to re-think my graphics so as not to be too much of a copy cat...lol

Tamiya Era

25-Apr-2012

Really i don't know why,,every time Tamiya comes out with new products, i feel nothing can beat the Avante2001 and Egress by all means ...This is why i like to spend more on my vintages. loool

sunnyjai

25-Apr-2012

djp780: Nah no worries if you make yours similar to mine, as the saying goes 'great minds think alike!' Lols
Tamiya Era: Yes Haider I think that most of us are in agreement vintage is best!

mheald

16-Feb-2013

Daaaaamn that has to be the sexiest 2001 I've ever seen, hats off man! I've got 3 myself all mid restoration, so I think ones going black for sure now!

sunnyjai

17-Mar-2013

@ mheald: Thanks mate! Sorry didn't see you comments earlier. Well done, nice to hear you've got three pending resto jobs and yes black is cool as you're aware Tamiya did release the Avante 2001 Black Special in the mini 4x4 version in the 90's so it was a natural choice for me!

snakepeti2

26-Nov-2017

Very nice Avante 2001!

sunnyjai

29-Nov-2017

@ SNAKEPET12: Thanks!

MAD-BEE

11-Jun-2020

How you doing Sunny? I forgot how gorgeous this buggy was!

mrflibble

11-Jun-2020

Now that is nice! Well done sir

sunnyjai

11-Jun-2020

@mrflibble: Thanks Bud!

sunnyjai

11-Jun-2020

@MAD-BEE: Yo Buddy! Yes still alive, been logging in and out from time to time. How's things mate?


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