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1987 Dickie Porsche 911 Cabriolet

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
dickie logo very smallv2 e168068441016219878706-29.6VTurbo8xAA Vsml 25km/h
16mph
2WD
Used:
Rare

NIB:
Ultra Rare
value75 150
4.1 out of 5
If you can find a clean one, these can be both a nice model and a ripping R/C car with more power and madness than you might expect from an 80s toy!
Rating
4.1
out of 5
Review CommentIf you can find a clean one, these can be both a nice model and a ripping R/C car with more power and madness than you might expect from an 80s toy!

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
1/18NoneJapanTBC
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
PassiveLimited2-SpeedRed(27Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The Dickie Porsche 911 Cabriolet is a 1:18 scale radio controlled car, manufactured by Taiyo, and released onto the German market in 1987.

Based on the original Taiyo Porsche 911 Cabriolet, this is the ‘Dickie’ branded version that was only sold within Germany (to our knowledge).


The interior of this Dickie Porsche 911 RC car is well done for its 80s vintage, and would make an excellent starting base for a real modeler to add even more realism.
The interior of this Dickie Porsche 911 RC car is well done for its 80s vintage, and would make an excellent starting base for a real modeler to add even more realism.

Taiyo / Dickie Model 8706 Porsche 911 Cabriolet - Nice!
Taiyo / Dickie Model 8706 Porsche 911 Cabriolet – Nice!

Design

Based on the 1987 car of the same name, this RC Porsche is a very close likeness, apart from the white wheels which give it a fun, sporty appeal. The abundance of stickers isn’t appealing to us though, and we’d prefer most were removed but that’s easy enough to do.

Other styling elements like the porsche logo, rear wing, bumpers, seats, and soft cover are spot-on – Taiyo really did a great job with this one, and it works just as well as a still model sitting on a shelf as it does a working radio controlled 911.

Features and Performance

The pistol-grip controller should immediately tell you this is better than average – it’s no 4xAA car! Though there are plenty of slower versions. But not this one!


The real 1987 Porsche 911 Cabriolet. Taiyo did well to capture this cars design and spirit into the Taiyo Porsche 911 Cabriolet.
The real 1987 Porsche 911 Cabriolet. Taiyo did well to capture this cars design and spirit into the Taiyo Porsche 911 Cabriolet.

As a small 1:18 scale car with 9.6V (8xAA) batteries crammed into its small chassis, I would expect this thing to rip! With a Top Speed of 25km/h (16mph) it’s not the fastest car, but its much faster than your average toy R/C today. 

In fact it matches the Tyco Turbo Ferrari F-40 which is a WILD wide, mostly thanks to acceleration and the slick tires which make burning around your living room, doing donuts and sliding around corners easy and fun.

Recommendation

Regular Taiyo versions of the 9.6V Turbo Porsche 911 and Tyco version are rare, and so local versions such as Metro (Australia) and Dickie (Germany) are even rarer.

That said, if you find one is available, we’d highly recommend you snap it up fast before another collector does.

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $60.50

    Highest Price

    $375.00

    This average price is based on 49 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    29 Nov 2023$1Brand NewAuctionPorsche boxster 1/12 rc car rc dickie spielzeug germany black 986 die cast model
    29 Nov 2023$1Brand NewAuctionPorsche boxster 1/12 rc car rc dickie spielzeug 986 model diecast red s remote t
    13 Nov 2023$54.18UsedBuyVintage rc toy lot of 3 porsche nikko mercedes dickie ford real
    12 Nov 2023$121Brand NewAuctionPorsche cayenne 1/12 rc car rc dickie spielzeug germany black die cast model s t
    12 Nov 2023$13.36Brand NewAuctionPorsche boxster 1/12 rc car rc dickie spielzeug germany black 986 die cast model
    12 Nov 2023$16.5Brand NewAuctionPorsche boxster 1/12 rc car rc dickie spielzeug 986 model diecast red s remote t
    03 Nov 2023$19.59UsedBuyDickie spielzeug wired rc rare porsche 911 turbo cabriolet htf vintage 2218
    02 Nov 2023$30.11UsedBuyOlder: turbo-porsche 959 radio remote control / dickie / in original packaging - look!
    26 Oct 2023$149.99Brand NewBuyPorsche boxster 1/12 rc car rc dickie spielzeug 986 model diecast silver s red t
    22 Oct 2023$375Brand NewBuyGenuine porsche 911 turbo 996 1/12 rc car dickie spielzeug 1:12 radio remote gt2
    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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