Tamiya Super Champ (1982, 2014)

By | Jun 11, 2016

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The Super Champ was an update to the SRB (Special Racing Buggy) chassis and was the last of Tamiya’s ‘heavy metal’ buggies. After the Super Champ, plastic would reign supreme as the structural material of choice for Tamiya’s off-road buggies.

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The Super Champ had the SRB front suspension from the Rough Rider and Sand Scorcher, but it had a new rear suspension, dubbed the Free Floating Progressive Dampening System, or FFPDS.

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Box art illustrates the suspension similarties and differences between the Super Champ and the SRB’s.

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Box contents show Tamiya’s typical packaging style of the day. Lots of neatly arranged blister packs proudly displaying all that metal.

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Inner boxes have additional parts, decals and manual.

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Chassis close-ups illustrate the assembled suspension pieces.

superchamp.jpgVintage Tamiya Super Champ video here.

 

Tamiya Custom Sand Scorcher, Item: 58016 (Vintage, Rough Rider, Super Champ)

Tamiya Custom Sand Scorcher, Item: 58016 (Vintage, Rough Rider, Super Champ)
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TAMIYA SUPER CHAMP 2014 NIB

TAMIYA SUPER CHAMP 2014 NIB
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Tamiya 47304 1/10 SUPER CHAMP NIB

Tamiya 47304 1/10 SUPER CHAMP NIB
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1982 Vintage TAMIYA 1/10 RC Super Champ Body NIB Free Shipping

1982 Vintage TAMIYA 1/10 RC Super Champ Body NIB Free Shipping
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Tamiya Custom Super Champ Chassis Plate (Sand Scorcher, Rough Rider)

Tamiya Custom Super Champ Chassis Plate (Sand Scorcher, Rough Rider)
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NEW - NIB Tamiya 5172 Racing Speed Controller Super Champ

NEW - NIB Tamiya 5172 Racing Speed Controller Super Champ
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Aluminum Front & Rear Bumper + Chassis Plate Tamiya 1/10 Sand Scorcher Champ

Aluminum Front & Rear Bumper + Chassis Plate Tamiya 1/10 Sand Scorcher Champ
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Vintage Tamiya Super Champ Decal Sheet Original Release NIB

Vintage Tamiya Super Champ Decal Sheet Original Release NIB
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Originally posted 2015-04-15 11:13:09.

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8 Comments so far
  1. Ray April 13, 2009 8:51 am

    Where can I buy a body for my vintage super champ

  2. rcgrabbag April 13, 2009 9:07 am

    Since they haven’t been made in many years, your best source for parts like this is ebay. Unless, you happen to stumble upon some new old stock buried in an old hobby shop somewhere.

  3. Trevor July 1, 2009 5:26 pm

    Does anyone make a reproduction decal set for a Super Champ? I am restoring one and would like to repaint it and replace the decals.

  4. rcgrabbag July 1, 2009 6:07 pm

    Try here:
    http://tamiyaclub.com/parts_shop_repro.asp
    All the repro decals you need…including the Superchamp.

  5. chris July 15, 2009 1:36 pm

    There is a NIB super champ body parts set on ebay right now.

  6. mel September 17, 2009 10:26 am

    hi
    any body know where i can get a hold of a rear bumper for my super champ

  7. rcgrabbag September 17, 2009 3:33 pm

    You can always try ebay.

  8. Magnus February 6, 2015 2:08 pm

    The Champ have always been my favourite, have a few of them, with the diff set they even become more fun to drive. 🙂 Have been trying to find a big resolution picture of the box, but not found any. Thought of making a poster of it to decorate my hobby room, you don’t happen to know where to find that? Tried to lay my hands on an original box, but failed so far.

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