RARE Vintage Associated RC500 1/8th Racer RC10 Tamiya

Up for auction is this ultra rare, vintage Team Associated RC500 4WD 1/8th scale on road race car. I was told by the previous owner that THIS car won a National title back in the 80's! This is a very early example of a RC500 coming from the Edinger address which should place it sometime before 1984. This was the car to beat in 1/8th scale racing. Car is complete with OS Max RF .21 Race engine, header, pipe, optional 2 speed transmission, aluminum front bulkhead, Futaba S9301 steering servo, Futaba S132H throttle servo, Sullivan electric starter, glow plug ignitor, very nice and rare Nissan body, original box and manuals! Original box is in poor condition. I have not started the engine, but was told by the previous owner that motor runs great. Motor turns over freely and appears to have good compression. Looking through the exhaust port, I cannot see any scarring in the cylinder, and piston looks new. Car is a 4WD, belt drive, with independent front and rear suspension. This car is in overall very good condition. Spare parts include extra set of wheels and tires, 2 extra front bulkheads, stock transmission, one rear hub, and extra header and pipe. Best I can tell, car was converted to belt drive from chain drive. T is a small crack in the main chassis that has been repaired and does not seem to affect the car. This car has been raced ... read more