Model: (Click to see more) 58051: The Fox
Status: Runner
Date: 18-Jun-2018
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I added this to my original showroom on February 18, 2016.
This is a used original Tamiya Fox (MK1) found on Ebay for a very reasonable $56 USD that came from Albany, NY. I don't have an emotional childhood connection to the Fox but after selling my first one in 2010/2011 to fund the purchase of an original Wild One. I started to regret getting rid of it not to mention feeling a bit silly not having one in my collection since I created the Fox Fanatics SIG back then. Therefore, after some research this one seemed to fit the bill for a low-budget runner I was looking for not to mention prices on used originals are pretty good right now. This is how I received it and it's in good condition overall with only a few minor cracks here and there and years of dust/dirt covering everything. It came with ball bearings all around, a steering servo and receiver which I'll have to test and hopefully can use and I picked up a set of rear Tamiya yellow CVA's from Crash Cramer (thanks buddy!) to complete the stock look. Other then needing a period-correct radio, motor (both of which I have) and a thorough disassembly/cleaning, it should be a straight forward restoration to use as a fun runner. More pics to come as I make progress. Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy.

Diamond in the rough? Decals look like they're in good shape. Who can identify those rear shocks? It looks like it will clean up well. 540/Sport-Tuned or a Technigold?

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Tamiya Fox


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