Model: (Click to see more) 58059: Porsche 959 4WD
Status: Runner
Date: 2-May-2021
Comments: 6
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This pair started from a clear shell original I bought probably 10 years ago now, then found the painted car with a minty chassis. The painted one is a reproduction possibly TBG but has original cockpit, light pods, mirrors and front lights. Just acquired a another near minty chassis that I have mounted with the painted shell to free up the best one for the clear shell.

Both cars are fully working but very little use on both of them from the looks of the undersides and tyres.

Still have another painted body which came from the US - toying whether to pair a MF01-X chassis with that from the Jimny car with a 210mm drive shaft or whether to hold onto it and find another running 959 chassis and strengthen it to be a true runner- time will tell. Also have another TBG unpainted shell in loft lol so perhaps that will become my runner.

Anyway, hope you like the pair.

I'd like to know your thoughts on the 3rd shell - I have seen someone mount 959 shells onto MF01-X Chassis with a Willy Driver - Kind of Willy 959 I guess.

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Dirt-Racer

2-May-2021

Wehehaaaaayy. Just awesome display. The only standing 'need to have' model starring right at me once more. I hope Tamiya does the right thing by having a revival of this much desired model. They would be fools not to. I live in hope

MAD-BEE

2-May-2021

Just awesomeness!!! is that a word lol very nice mate absolute classic!

Doc007

2-May-2021

Thanks Gents - yes long time coming these 2. If Tamiya do a re-release, which most say is unlikely, then they need to completely change the design of the chassis I think as so many weak points but that will ruin the car so perhaps why they haven't

Dirt-Racer

2-May-2021

Perhaps they can make an Aluminum tub and add all the plastic stuff to it on top to make it more robust just like current buggy designs.

Doc007

2-May-2021

They would certainly need to sort all.of the suspension arms as its these that crack (possibly with age, but also.possibly through design). From.limited re-re's that I ha e knowledge of they tend to keep them very close to originals (well they did with the scorcher anyhow). Not sure how far they could stray from original design without it being something completely different. Perhaps would become more like the Porsche 934 re-releases which seem to be on multiple chassis I believe and a long way from 58001.

Dirt-Racer

3-May-2021

Even if they don't crank out changes to make it better, there will always be some oppurtunists that could jump into the fray of trouble shooting some of Tamiya's failings or things they fall short on, it's been done so many times in the past, I doubt it would be any different now. Either way, I see it as a win win win, for Tamiya, Pundits, aftermarket vendors.


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