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Old 25-02-2021
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Would like to get a vintage to enter into vintage classes this year as looks like fun.

I'm still a beginner so would like to keep the price down as much as possible, I'm wondering if I'm best to look for an original on eBay or buy a re-release of something like a Tamiya Hornet which is £95 new?

I already have a Kyosho so would love an original Ultima but they are out of my price range, I also like the Tamiya's but I would be open to anything as all the vintage cars have character

Any Advice appreciated

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Old 25-02-2021
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Hi All

Would like to get a vintage to enter into vintage classes this year as looks like fun.

I'm still a beginner so would like to keep the price down as much as possible, I'm wondering if I'm best to look for an original on eBay or buy a re-release of something like a Tamiya Hornet which is £95 new?

I already have a Kyosho so would love an original Ultima but they are out of my price range, I also like the Tamiya's but I would be open to anything as all the vintage cars have character

Any Advice appreciated

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Depends if you want to actually race. A hornet will be lapped about 10 times a race

What about a rere ultima they look good? How much are you wanting to spend?
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If you don't mind await, I hear there will be another Schumacher Vintage re-release, there is also the Mardave Cobra Evo, although the price is a little high on them
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My only thought on an original is that the plastics are likely to be brittle with age and spares are harder to come by.
I would thoroughly recommend the re re Ultima, but there are other re-res so pick one and go for it
I love my Ultima - makes me smile whenever I run it. I even use it at normal meets and it might not beat the modern buggies, but what it lacks in speed it makes up in style and smiles!
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Depends if you want to actually race. A hornet will be lapped about 10 times a race

What about a rere ultima they look good? How much are you wanting to spend?
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My only thought on an original is that the plastics are likely to be brittle with age and spares are harder to come by.
I would thoroughly recommend the re re Ultima, but there are other re-res so pick one and go for it
I love my Ultima - makes me smile whenever I run it. I even use it at normal meets and it might not beat the modern buggies, but what it lacks in speed it makes up in style and smiles!
Thanks for the replies, I was hoping to get something around the £100 mark or under as it was just going to be a little side project. The Ultima rere is nearly £300 so definitely out of my price range
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Probably keep an eye on ebay for ones that need work then if you want to go down that route. If not then I'm guessing the low end tamiya will be where you are at
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Tamiya are re-leasing alot of re-release kits with various prices.
I'm tempted by the re-released Grasshopper 2, since it was my first ever hobbygrade
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Thanks for the replies, I was hoping to get something around the £100 mark or under as it was just going to be a little side project
I don’t think you’re being unreasonable in you hopes but I think you’re probably £50 short of something truly vintage that could actually get round a track at any pace.

There’s a Schumacher Cougar (looks like a MK1) on eBay at the moment for £150. It needs bits but it could be a good buy if the rumours of a rerelease come to fruition as spare parts would be even more available

Other than that you might be able to pick a Losi JR2 up for around £150 but parts are going to be difficult to find. Sometimes the odd rough RC10 goes for about the same but usually only 6 gears and usually well beaten.
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Default Mardave COBRA.

If your on a budget. Then seriously consider a Mardave COBRA. Spares are very cheap also. I think you could pick a good one up for around £75-£100...

Im actually doing a New build in the Mardave section....
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Thanks for all the replies, think you are right. I will hold off and wait until I can afford something like an to get something worthwhile or I'll end up disappointed! Deep down I want an Ultima or decent Tamiya
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