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.

 

Tamiya Lancia 037 Martini Rally Ta03 Rs CUSTOM NEW BUILD LOOK

Tamiya Lancia 037 Martini Rally Ta03 Rs CUSTOM NEW BUILD LOOK
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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 ONE OF A KIND Custom Stradale Body Set

Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally ONE OF A KIND Custom Stradale Body Set
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NIB Tamiya RC Lancia 037 rally body set 84355 - FREE SHIPPING

NIB Tamiya RC Lancia 037 rally body set 84355 - FREE SHIPPING
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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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Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally (TA-03RS) Sealed Bearing Kit

Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally (TA-03RS) Sealed Bearing Kit
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New Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally Cockpit item 1825096

New Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally Cockpit item 1825096
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New Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally 58278 Silver Wheel Set Item 0444140

New Tamiya Lancia 037 Rally 58278 Silver Wheel Set Item 0444140
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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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