Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally (1983, 2001)

By | Dec 30, 2016


This one gets my vote for “most improved Tamiya re-issue”, after replacing the ungainly Frog chassis-based Lancia of the early 80’s.

The re-issued Lancia get’s wheels and tires that are scaled more accurately, however; you lose the off-road capability of the original 037, which had a lot more ground clearance. Instead, the two-wheel drive Frog chassis has been replaced with a belt-driven TA03RS four-wheel drive chassis. Unfortunately, with the loss of ground clearance, the addition of four-wheel drive doesn’t help much in the way of off-roading. The re-issue does retain the nice styrene body of the original, which looks great when painted and detailed.


Box art includes a rare photograph of an assembled 037 tearing around a track. I say rare because Tamiya usually puts only drawings of the car on the packaging. Other box panels have engineering drawings of the chassis and key features. The re-issue comes with 3-step mechanical speed controller, but you’ll want to step up to an electronic version if you’re planning to run.

 

Built R/C 1/10th scale Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally car

Built R/C 1/10th scale Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally car
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$525.00
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VINTAGE RARE TAMIYA 1/10 RC LANCIA 037 RALLY TA03R-S 4WD #58278 NEW

VINTAGE RARE TAMIYA 1/10 RC LANCIA 037 RALLY TA03R-S 4WD #58278 NEW
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TAMIYA LANCIA 037 RALLY 1:10 RC TA03R-S

TAMIYA LANCIA 037 RALLY 1:10 RC TA03R-S
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Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally TA-03R-S 58278 New in sealed Box * NEW

Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally TA-03R-S 58278 New in sealed Box * NEW
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Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally ONE OF A KIND Custom Stradale Body Set

Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally ONE OF A KIND Custom Stradale Body Set
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$200.00
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TAMIYA 1/10 lancia 037 rally plated wheels 4pcs

TAMIYA 1/10 lancia 037 rally plated wheels 4pcs
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$25.00
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Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally (TA-03RS) Sealed Bearing Kit

Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally (TA-03RS) Sealed Bearing Kit
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$21.99
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Originally posted 2015-09-15 19:12:13.

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3 Comments so far
  1. CJ Boback August 18, 2009 9:28 pm

    I had a Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally that my father purchased for me back in 1983 as a xmas present. I loved that R/C kit! I have great memories when I built it. Unfortunately, my little brother robbed parts from it when he assembled his own R/C making the Lancia a stripped hunk of junk that eventually disappeared all together (I think my Mom had something to do with that!)
    Anyways, I would love to get my hands on either the 1983 or the 2001 kit to relive those memories with my son. However, I was disappointed to find out that the kit has been discontinued. Do you know of anyone that may have a kit either unassembled or partially assembled and willing to part with it for the right amount? Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks!
    -CJ

  2. rcgrabbag August 19, 2009 10:32 pm

    The first place I usually check is ebay. There is are two original 1983 versions on there now if you search for Tamiya Lancia.

  3. CJ Boback August 20, 2009 5:51 am

    Finally found a 2001 version kit for sale for alittle bit more than what is on there for the used completed cars. Thanks for the help! Can’t wait to relive some memories! 🙂

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