Model: (Click to see more) 84057: Black Porsche 934 1/12 (TTG GT-01 Chassis)
Status: NIB
Date: 23-Jun-2009
Comments: 11
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Just received a NIB Japanese Market Black Porsche 934. All I can say is WOW! Not a pure re-issue, but definately a true tribute to the first 58001 kit. This kit is serial number 01016 and comes with the bag. I've seen export kits with double digit serial numbers but without the bag. I've already nicknamed this one 'Sweet 16'. As for the contents, the box is full. Basically a 1/12 GT-01 Chassis with the added parts for that beautiful Black Plastic retro body. The Black Body is pure Vintage Tamiya with a new plastic clip system that mounts where the old metal body mounts were on the vintage kit. Some body parts trees such as the 'W' tree are identical to the original. The double decal sheet pays homage to the original Black Porsche but the windshield decal only says'Racing Team' and has a blank area where it used to say 'Porsche'. Instructions are basically for a standard GT-01 kit, with a supplemental insert for the Black Porsche Body. If you are an Old School guy like me, this is the kind of tribute kit I love to see. Kudos to Tamiya for putting small text inside the body parts to help identify the re-issue body parts from the vintage 1978 kit.




Japanese kit with the Bag What a body! GT-01 Body & Chassis Decals & Instructions Serial Number Plate Inside Box Flap

Comments

scoobybooster

23-Jun-2009

Mmm yummi I'm a bit wondering about the high number of kits-did't expect that.Let's see,I should get mine this week as well...

twisty

23-Jun-2009

Very very loverly,i hope some of these find thier way into the hands of builders and runners.
Will you build it?Run it?

442xcar

23-Jun-2009

Scoob, I'm wondering about how many will be made also. This is kit 01016 and is the first Japanese kit with the bag that I've seen. Wonder if those kits started at 01000? I know two export kits with double digit serial numbers had no bag. I think this kit will be a classic very quickly. The original is.... Let me know when you get yours.

442xcar

23-Jun-2009

Twisy, I will be keeping this one in the collection. I will be building US Import kits very soon.....

twisty

23-Jun-2009

Looks like a 10,000 production run,quite limited even without the bag.The numbers started at 00001,i wonder who got that one?
There were a couple posted a couple of days ago with numers under 00100,one of those was Valentino Rossi`s race number[lucky lucky fella]Get em while they are hot,they will not be about for long.

442xcar

23-Jun-2009

To be honest, I was not that interested in a GT-01 re re. I'm an Old School type and the Black Body is what hooked me to this one. I did want the bag, and paid a premium for a Japanese kit. If they do a run of 10,000, that will help with the builders out there. I know getting a US import kit will be very reasonable (price wise). I'm already planning a Black Porsche tribute build on a vintage 58001 chassis. The bonus is I can build the GT-01 and let my Grandson tear up the neighborhood.... Cheers.

hedge

23-Jun-2009

Cant wait great post. I thought they where making 100,000 not 10,000... even better I guess.

Whatever you do please don't build it

442xcar

23-Jun-2009

I won't be building 'Sweet 16', but I will build a 'no bagger'....

Liams Vintage Tamiyas

24-Jun-2009

I WANT ONE, I WANT ONE, I WANT ONE, WHERE DO I GET ONE FROM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

442xcar

24-Jun-2009

Jason on Ebay seems to be the man right now. Last time I checked he had 2 left. Good Luck!

442xcar

8-Jul-2009

Rosey, I don't think we'll see anything close to 100,00. Looks like the Japanese kits with the bag are already gone. I bought this one just to make sure I had one for the collection. All the pre-ordered US kits I intend to build kepp getting delayed. Take a look in my showroom at the perfect 58001 chassis that is waiting on a Black Body. The GT-01 body and chassis is going to be built and ran by my Grandson. Yes, I'm a little OCD on the collecting, but I love to build the oldies too. Or, should I say 'restore' an oldie to run or display. It's hard to justify bustin' blisters on a 1977 kit........ Life is good......


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