Model: (Click to see more) 58001: Porsche 934 Turbo RSR
Status: Restored
Date: 5-Feb-2009
Comments: 13
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This one has only required a very light restoration. It looked like it had only been run a few times and most parts were in excellent condition. The only exception was the speed controller which had some corrosion on the surface making it look green. This was easy to remove with a bit of polishing and the controller looks near new now.

I dissembled the chassis and gave most parts a light clean and reassembled it.

The body was interesting because parts of it had been assembled using silicon rubber sealer. That made it really easy to remove some of the parts and re-attach them correctly. Again everything is in very good condition so there was very little I needed to repair. I have decided to leave this one completely unpainted and without decals (I do have the decal set for it) in order to show off the original green body. I have another one which will be painted and decaled.

The car came with radio gear installed, but the servos were the largest I had ever seen! At least twice the size of a standard servo. It also had a siren stuck on the inside of the roof. Not sure how that was supposed to work. Anyway, I haven't installed any radio gear yet, I'll wait until I find a decent set of period gear.

This was purchased off ebay about a year ago for a very reasonable price - just over US$200. The seller would only ship to the US, but I had some great help from my mate Chris (Crash Cramer) who took delivery and fowarded the car on to me.

For those of you with a sharp eye and an interest in such things - in pic 3 you can just make out the tower cranes (very fuzzy) that are working on Eden Park for the upgrade for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.








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Comments

RallyeBaz

5-Feb-2009

WOW - Thats a stunner. Reminds me of the Green Matchbox Superking Porsche

mor10retro

5-Feb-2009

Great car and pics. These old Porsches looks so great out in the sun.

pcw 064

5-Feb-2009

Auwesome Porsche , very genuine and beautifull colour.Beautifull.

rad22rad Alloys

5-Feb-2009

Really nice original RSR Don, ended up with one of the nicest guys on TC. It will proudly sit next to your Black beauty RSR. Well pleased for you Mate.

Axxl1

6-Feb-2009

Great find! i love the last pic on the forklift!

scollins

6-Feb-2009

That Crash fella is one helpful dude! Nice car and what a great price!

BeetleLover

6-Feb-2009

Wow stunning Don! You don't need 2 of them really!?

Crash Cramer

6-Feb-2009

That is the same pig of a Porsche I sent you last summer??? I can't believe it, but it is stunning now. I think I remember the black wire nuts connecting the motor. So did you get some new tires and rubber, or did you just secretly repair what I know was cracked?? Thanks for the mention, glad I can help any time, also glad I can help on your next secret work.

Type49rs

6-Feb-2009

She's a beauty Don - great work on the resto. I'm still kicking myself for not accepting that offer a few years back on the local NIB one before it went to auction. All he wanted was my smelly old nitro buggy in exchange

Bluefoot

6-Feb-2009

James - Yes! and I need at least 3 more besides the Vaillant: Jaegermeister, Tebernum and the white #12. Then I'll need another one for a runner

Bluefoot

6-Feb-2009

You are right Chris - this is the one with all that 'interesting' wiring. The whole thing weighed a ton! Also right about the wheel. I repaired it well enough so that you cannot tell. However I am still going to replace that wheel. Once again - thank you for your great help! and yep, that next project may take a little longer than this one.

Bluefoot

6-Feb-2009

John, That would be the one that Guy won. Sure would have been a great deal for a smelly old nitro!

def4x4

6-Feb-2009

Good looking porsche and great pics, lik that color too!


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