1/8th scale, 3 wheels, Unique, metal chassis and a hundred other reasons why I wanted one. Glad to have a perfect New Build one in my collection.
Waohhhh....... Koen, congrats. I have Tears in my Eyes, this Kit is very very Special to me.
Normally, this kit should be my first RC kit from Tamiya.
I remember well when, in the winter of 1980, I was 11 years old, the Way to my school always took me past a toy store. The shop window featured the brand-new B2B Sidecar from Tamiya. Early in the morning on the Way to school I always pressed my nose flat on the frozen Shop Window. and stood in front of the window for several minutes. I liked it so much, but it was too expensive for me as a 11 year old boy.
Later, on the way home past the shop again, this was already open and I could look at the kit in the store. Of course, the shopkeeper noticed my interest in the B2B kit and offered to pay me one day to pay for the kit and then pay off in small amounts.
I was overjoyed, but my luck was within reach. Unfortunately, I do not remember the price of the kit at that time, but I knew it would take a little longer to be able to hold it in my hands as my sweetheart and own.
No matter the shopkeeper's suggestion I liked it and I did that. The following week I smashed my piggy bank and paid 20 DM (aprox. 12 USd in 1980)
It took a long time until I almost paid off the amount, then I fell ill and had to go to the hospital with pneumonia. I could not get out for a full 8 weeks, and I was happy to go back to my game shop after my recovery, and pay the last amount.
The B2B was gone ... sold out.
The owner said I waited too long and he sold him someone else. I do not get the money again, because he had costs. I was very disappointed and did not say anything to my parents.
So unfortunately it has not become my first Tamiay kit. Only a few years later, the Audi Quattro became my first RC kit.
This what it is all about.
Sorry for loss of money. ths shopowner was not honest. He probably went bancrupt and you have an incredible collection and live a fantastic life. this we call Karma
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