Tamiya Datsun 280ZX RM Mk.2 (1980)

By | Jul 14, 2017

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The Datsun 280ZX was the second offering in the Racing Master series from Tamiya.

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The Datsun was more of an entry level Racing Master vehicle. In an effort to reduce cost for the first time buyer, the Datsun did not come with some of the more advanced features of the Can-Am Lola, such as the Tamiy “Black” motor, differential, ball bearings, or “high-efficiency” microswitch mechanical speed controller.

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Chassis schematic.

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Box contents. Notice the plain vanilla silver can 540 motor. The Lola came with the high performance “Black” motor.

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Miscellaneous items of interest. From left to right: Manual, decals and catalog, fiberglass chassis.

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This is a new-built Datsun 280ZX. This one was upgraded with ball bearings and the metal differential. The body is used, but in OK shape. A spare has been purchased for restoration.

canam_280zx.jpg Vintage Tamiya Datsun promotional video here.

 

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Originally posted 2015-05-21 12:53:05.

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3 Comments so far
  1. Azrc July 12, 2008 8:49 am

    I still remember of this Datsun 280ZX bought by my father for me when I was 16 years old. It was in 1984. This was my first Tamiya RC car I owned. Upgraded later with all ball bearings, hi-speed motor, and limited slip differential gear! I installed Futaba Attack radio system. I sold it to my friend. Now I missed it so much…!!

  2. Riaan January 4, 2013 5:00 am

    I have a Atcomi Datsun 280zx RC car, that is still in perfect running conition, and still in it’s original box, and the car is 30 years old. Can someone please tell me if it is worth anything.

  3. rcgrabbag January 6, 2013 3:37 pm

    I’m sure it’s worth something if it’s in as good of condition as you describe. If you’re interested in selling it, put it up on ebay. It’s the easiest way to get the best price for it.

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