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1985 Taiyo Porsche 956 Turbo (Japan)

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
taiyo logo very small198585027xAA Vsml km/h
mph
2WD
Used:
Occasional

NIB:
Occasional
value75 150
3.8 out of 5
A precursor to a generation of 9.6V madness, it's like the calm before the storm, and a clear indication of what Taiyo was about to unleash.
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3.8
out of 5
Review CommentA precursor to a generation of 9.6V madness, it's like the calm before the storm, and a clear indication of what Taiyo was about to unleash.

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
TBANoneSingaporeUnknown
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
PassiveNone2-SpeedWhite/Blue(27Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The Tomy Porsche 956 Turbo is a radio controlled car, manufactured by Taiyo of Japan, and released into the Japanese market in 1985.

Several versions were released, including this original Japanese version released under Tomy, the Global (English) version, and the Dickie (German) version.

For a full backstory, please read the Global (English) product page.

Features and Performance

One of the first Taiyo performance models released in two frequencies (27Mhz, 49Mhz) allowing two friends or siblings to purchase a model each, and have competitive races against each other.

Was also the first Taiyo we know of prior to the Jet Hopper with a ‘Turbo’ boost mode, though with a slightly reduced 7xAA (8.4V).

  • Full function (Forward/Reverse/Left/Right)
  • ‘Turbo Boost’ with 8.4V (7xAA)
  • 2-Speed Gearbox
  • Slick Racing Tires

Top speed of approximately 20km/h based on our estimates.

Recommendation

A precursor to a generation of Taiyo ‘Turbo’ models, the Porsche 956 Turbo is historically important to both Taiyo, and radio control toy history in general.

While I’m personally prioritizing its successor, the Taiyo Porsche 962C, were this 956 model available at a reasonable price I’d have a hard time saying no.

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $61.5

    Highest Price

    $61.5

    This average price is based on 1 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    06 Jan 2023$61.5Brand newAuctionMIB
    Prices in USD. NIB = New In box, MIB = Mint in Box, EC = Excellent Condition, VGC = Very Good Condition, GC+ = Good condition plus, GC = Good condition, PC = Poor Condition. With Controller = Car with controller. With Box = Box, Car, and Controller. We make all efforts to ensure data is accurate, but cannot guarantee it is.

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