Tamiya B2B Racing Sidecar (1979)

By | Jan 23, 2017

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One of Tamiya’s more unusual offerings. They were the only company I know of that modeled an RC racing sidecar.When I started collecting, I hadn’t considered this one, but after seeing it on ebay for a low buy-it-now price, I thought, what the heck. It’s kind of grown on me. Its uncommon for one, its vintage, and at 1/8th scale, its fairly large.

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The first thing that grabbed me when I opened the box was the large shell body. It’s big at 1/8 scale, although it is a small vehicle in real life. The 1/8 scale driver figures make the model seem that much bigger. The chassis parts are typical early Tamiya. A lot of stamped metal and fiberglass parts.

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The usual Tamiya box artwork graces the side panels. There are several versions of engineering artwork showing the overall layout of the chassis, steering, drive and radio components. Although I think these photos are missing a wheel!

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Manual, decals, parts list and catalog. It would be nice if you could still actually order the parts on the parts list! Oh well, there’s always ebay. Note how large some of the decals are. With spares hard to come by, I always make a high resolution scan of the decal sheets if I ever need to print dupes. Its expensive to do, but when originals can’t be found, its at least an option that one could pursue.

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Close up of manual and decals. Its the long, brown “Rodolphe DeVille” decal that’s got me scared. A good technique I learned for putting on large decals is to cut a small sliver of decal backing off the center of the decal and use the exposed adhesive to position the decal. When you have it positioned just right, pull the rest of the backing offÔøΩ

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Vintage B2B Video (and others) here.

 

SUPER RARE !! VINTAGE TAMIYA 1/8 Scale " B2B RACING SIDECAR " NIB

SUPER RARE !! VINTAGE TAMIYA 1/8 Scale
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VINTAGE RARE TAMIYA 1/8 RC B2B RACING SIDECAR #RA0817 NEW

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TAMIYA R/C 1/8 B2B RACING SIDECAR BODY PARTS SET n 1/12 1/10

TAMIYA R/C 1/8 B2B RACING SIDECAR BODY PARTS SET n 1/12 1/10
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Vintage Tamiya B2B Racing Sidecar B Parts

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Tamiya Speed Control Black Porsche 934 / 935 Tyrrell XR311 B2B

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Vintage Tamiya - B2B Sidecar Front Wheel Upright

Vintage Tamiya - B2B Sidecar Front Wheel Upright
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Tamiya B2B Racing Sidecar (58017) Ceramic Rubber Sealed Bearing Kit

Tamiya B2B Racing Sidecar (58017) Ceramic Rubber Sealed Bearing Kit
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Tamiya B2B Racing Sidecar (58017) Sealed Bearing Kit

Tamiya B2B Racing Sidecar (58017) Sealed Bearing Kit
Current price:
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Originally posted 2015-08-04 17:00:46.

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2 Comments so far
  1. Ray Smith February 9, 2009 3:01 am

    Can u still get hold of this model if yes i am interested in purchasing one, as an ex sidecar passenger and i know who once was the passenger of the real thing this has great setnimental value let me know RS

  2. rcgrabbag February 9, 2009 8:18 am

    There are actually a couple on ebay right now if you do a search for “tamiya b2b”.

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