Model: 58023: Holiday Buggy
Status: Restored
Date: 12-May-2014
Comments: 28
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Finished this Holliday Buggy last weekend. Was not that bad when I got it. I had to clean it and do the paint work. Used a mix of re-re and repro decals. It’s a simple car, but I like the looks of it.


I did some easy indoor driving. Used an old 4,8V NIKKO battery, because my other batteries do not fit. So combined with the 380motor there was no chance I could hurt it.


Must be a special car, since my wife allows it to sit on a bookshelf in the living…. :)

Special permit to stay there This is how I got it: dusty, unpainted, no damage.

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
two in one

Comments

KEV THE REV

12-May-2014

Very nice indeed .

MAD-BEE

12-May-2014

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Legendary Holiday buggy is special and is allowed in any room!!

My favourite Tamiya!!!

if you did want to add a bit more of a kick to it? I have a 380 sport tuned motor in mine and it does give it a bit more welly but still not too much!!

or will your HB spend most of its time on a shelf looking pretty just like mine does now!

But then mine has seen some good action in the past... [Click here]

NUMBER 23 THE SPECIAL ONE INDEED!
Cheers A HAPPY MAD-BEE

MAD-BEE

12-May-2014

P.S This Holiday buggy of yours looks mint! and love the pics!!!
Cheers pal.

MAD-BEE

12-May-2014

Bang wallop....this looks great!

RuniR

12-May-2014

Thanks MAD-BEE, that's 3 on a row .
I think I start to share your Holliday buggy mania. But what's bang wallop???

RuniR

12-May-2014

By the way: I had never heard of the 380 sports tuned motor, must try to get one.

BeetleOne

12-May-2014

That is so nice!

Max Power

12-May-2014

Well done, she looks like a new built. It's nice that you have painted the roll bar too. It's no wonder your wife let's you display this one as they are such a pretty buggy .

megadeth

12-May-2014

Very nice.makes mine look old.

HornetRacer 1971

12-May-2014

Gorgeous....and original......very rare to see one as beautiful as that!! Well done on your restoration......your TLC and dedication shows!!

MAD-BEE

12-May-2014

The 380 sport tuned motor is item number 54393! here is a pic of one in my HB!
[Click here]


and Bang wallop is as good as it gets!!(Top class)

megadeth

12-May-2014

Very nice.makes mine look old.

SRB Bloke

12-May-2014

Wow wow wow! Stunning looking HB, I'd say me and Mad Bee are a couple of its biggest fans.
I'm totally attached to this car, my first rc car.
So many great memories.
Your wife is a star allowing on the shelf in the living room. Lucky man

SRB Bloke

12-May-2014

I forgot to say, the lads are right it does look brand new. Beautiful.

mongoose1983

12-May-2014

Looks fantastic, and it sure deserves a good place at home!

def4x4

12-May-2014

Another dutch member here, looks like your HB is a brand new one, fantastic result.

BramMeijer

13-May-2014

Wow, a real beauty!! Is high on my wishlist too. Had one but sold it unfortunately. Keep yours safe in on the bookshelf! Cheers, Bram

JWeston

13-May-2014

Excellent photos.

RuniR

13-May-2014

Thanks for all the positive comments. I have got to give credit to the previous owner(s ) for not running it and keeping it in a box for more than 30 years ….. This blue shell is easily scratched and painting it will be hard.

mr alan

13-May-2014

Beauty! Wow!

swedishwiking

13-May-2014

A true classic in exellent shape! It´s very easy to ruin it though, few left in this condition.

qatmix

13-May-2014

Lovely car, I prefer this to the the SRB's. Yours looks fantastic

hot rod

13-May-2014

that is a stunning example and agree with swedishwiking there can't be many at all like this - i myself have two originals and although both have sound bodies (un-broken pillars) they are scratched and show signs of running. Certainly need to look after this old girl great car indeed.

SHY69

14-May-2014

My fav Tamiya ever! Yours look perfect!

Sad Sammy

14-May-2014

My first and favourite car, she's a beauty. You've done a good job there.

RallyeBaz

15-May-2014

I've never liked the look of the original Holiday Buggy but yours is stunning

MAD-BEE

15-May-2014

I just had to have the last word.....Quality Holiday Buggy mate!!

RuniR

15-May-2014

Thank you all for this many kind comments (especially MAD-BEE 5x ). I promise I will take good care of it.


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