Model: (Click to see more) 99998: Kyosho
Status: New built
Date: 8-Jan-2023
Comments: 24
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Hi guys now this is an interesting post and was a surprise buy from me really l certainly was not looking out for it!
I know little about this buggy but know some info, plus the bonus was that l picked it up for £60. This the Kyosho Eleck Peanuts from 1978, and Kyosho's first electric rc car l believe?
The condition is mint l can't believe its from 1978! it seems too good lol. Well maybe someone out there has built a time machine?
Anyway, the tyres are soft and supple and the suspension all working in its primitive way. The gears running smoothly! All the MSC working! The bodyshell is in amazing condition too! I am in love with this little dune buggy! What a part of Kyosho's history to have in my collection!
Thanks for looking and comments welcome as always. Any more info on this would be amazing!
Cheers James.
Update 27/1/2023 Now added a driver figure for a little bit more realism!
Update 1/2/2023 had this running today! Maybe that beach run will happen?

7 Kyosho Eleck Peanuts from 1978 with added driver 7 Without driver! Those alloys!!! 5 I am in love with this little dune buggy! 6 The complete buy! 4 Vintage amazing MSC 4 Front looks vintage as it comes! 2 Some Peanuts info... 2 Front suspension details 3 Rear suspension and gearbox details 3 Suspension pivot bar 3 Front suspension underside 4 Gearbox cover 3 Battery compartment 4 Manual 2 More Manual info 4 Kyosho Eleck Peanuts 4 Kyoshos first electric rc car 1978..... 2 More info... 3 Kyosho Eleck Peanuts 4 Don't think l will be doing this with it? Tempted?

Comments

BubbaGump365

8-Jan-2023

A great find James, and I enjoyed reading the info you've posted. It looks like a fresh build that's never turned a wheel. How did you find such a bargain mate?!

MAD-BEE

8-Jan-2023

Yeah mate l just stumbled upon it on ebay and it was an action with offers and l put in a very cheeky offer because money is tight for us right now. Well I never really expected this at all but the guy accepted my offer! Like you said mate lts like this has just come back from the past in a time machine!

Max Power

8-Jan-2023

You're very lucky James, that's mint. They are such a cool little buggy! I think both the front and rear suspension are quite a clever design.

mtbkym01

8-Jan-2023

Wow what a find, that is amazing condition for such an early car.

MAD-BEE

8-Jan-2023

Yeah totally agree the suspension is a fascinating design mate very vintage cool and unique!
Yours looks amazing too MP!
@mtbkym01 l am still amazed at the condition its 44 years old! Its in better nick then me! Crazy!

Mick Saunders

9-Jan-2023

Wow, that's awesome, James! What a perfect example of Kyosho RC history. I'm very jealous! ??

Scanox

9-Jan-2023

Wow!
I have to say that you have hit the spot with this purchase!
I have seen a couple of incomplete projects for sale here in Norway at much higher prices!

MAD-BEE

9-Jan-2023

Thanks Mick, mate you know how l feel seeing your Super cool collection on YouTube lol. Thanks mate l got lucky with this one for sure its a cracker!
@Scanox l have seen a few but this has never been on my radar really and as you said they are always looking pretty beat up or incomplete! Very pleased l pulled the trigger now though. Yeah very happy with this! Thanks mate.

SHY69

10-Jan-2023

OMG that is a good find mate! I must admit I don't find it to be a cool or pretty model, like the old Tamiyas. Generally Kyosho back then was more 'function over looks' whilst Tamiya I guess was more the opposite But a very important piece of history. Myself I have one of those really old Kyosho models with inflatable tires and a monster gearbox sticking out the back

SHY69

10-Jan-2023

Looks kinda occult when you see a driverless car in action like that!

Awesome when you add background history like this!

MAD-BEE

10-Jan-2023

I think the earlier Kyosho definitely looked a little odd and basic not quite the model company tamiya was at the start! but for sure earlier Kyosho's were very unique! is that Kyosho with the big gearbox sticking out in your showroom mate? I will have to go have a look.

SHY69

11-Jan-2023

No it's not in the showroom yet. I need to restore it first. It's on ice for now My next project is airbrushing my gokart helmet

MAD-BEE

11-Jan-2023

Cool its always a nice feeling having projects on ice! Especially in the winter months! Gokart sounds fun!

SHY69

12-Jan-2023

It's fun - but also very physically demanding! I did a lot of rental karting before getting a pro kart. Outdoors we did 6 hours races where we ran 2 hours straight each. With my pro kart on the same track I'm done for after 15 mins I'm also on a diet now to be competitive come spring

MAD-BEE

12-Jan-2023

@SHY69 You live halfway around the world from me and I have never met you in person but one thing I can tell about you mate is you don't like entering things just to make up the numbers you're in it to win it or at least be right up there, that's impression I get and why the hell not! I'm not a big man but but as age creeps up so does the timber! I think I would have to do a diet for a while just to get fit and competitive too! My wife tells me I'm exactly the same as when she met me 30 + years ago but in truth I feel she's being a little kind!

SHY69

13-Jan-2023

Well, it's a little bit more complex than that. It's more like doing 100% of your own abilities, and improving and learing vs yourself. On some arenas I can win if all goes well. On others I have to be realistic - not gonna happen But it's way more fun to join the party than to sit on your ass at home I've seen guys come dead last and be more happy with the weekend than the guy in the runner up spot on the podium. It's all about expactations and perspective. For racing I just enjoy the 'whole package'. And I honestly enjoy other's success as well.

You need to challenge yourself in order to feel alive. You only live once - and you also gotta get some things done now before you are too old physically. Mentally I guess we will always stay young

Ned1066

13-Jan-2023

What a find!… I’ve only seen in the history books as it were… I do love a dune buggy and this is ace… is it going to get gentle run?… I don’t if I could… surely belongs in the re-re legendary series …. Bostin’

MAD-BEE

18-Jan-2023

Thanks guys for all the great comments.

BubbaGump365

28-Jan-2023

Looks great with the driver figure added James. Finishes it off nicely. I love this car!!

MAD-BEE

28-Jan-2023

Thanks Phil he does look at home in this little cool dune buggy! I agree mate l love this too its definitely a keeper!

SHY69

31-Jan-2023

Awesome idea with the Sand Rover driver - much better init!

MAD-BEE

31-Jan-2023

Thanks mate yeah looks a lot more complete!


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