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1988 Tyco Turbo Porsche 962

BRANDYEARMODELPOWERSPEEDDRIVEAVAILABLEMINT VALUE*RATINGCOMMENT
tyco logo very small19882419-499.6VTurbo8xAA Vsml km/h
mph
2WD
Used:
Rare

NIB:
Rare
value200 300
4 out of 5
Beautiful Porsche 962, particularly the 49Mhz Red/Black model, worth having in any collection. For even better, check the Dual MOtor version.
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out of 5
Review CommentBeautiful Porsche 962, particularly the 49Mhz Red/Black model, worth having in any collection. For even better, check the Dual MOtor version.

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SPECIFICATIONS

ScaleDiff.Made inMotor
1/20NoneSingaporeUnknown
SteeringSuspensionGearBoxFreq.
UnknownTBA2-SpeedWhite/BFGoodrich#67(27Mhz),Black/Red #49(49Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The Tyco Porsche 962 or Turbo Porsche 962 is a 1/20 scale radio controlled toy manufactured by Taiyo (Japan) and released onto the US, UK, and other international markets in 1988.

Based on the 1987 Porsche 962 IMSA GTP car (pictured below), with an incredible black and red paint job and gold wheels, it’s got aggressive style and excellent performance.

Important: This is a simpler, single-motor variant of the more sophisticated Tyco Porsche 962 Twin Turbo which is an absolute monster of a semi-hobby grade R/C.


Real Porsche 962 in Red and Black Coca Cola Livery
The 1987 Porsche 962 IMSA GTP car, which the Taiyo Porsche 962 was based on.

Features and Performance

This Tyco model is based on an entirely different chassis to the Twin Turbo / Dual Motor Porsche 962C variants, and is much simpler overall.

  • Full Function
  • 9.6v ‘Turbo’ 8xAA Batteries
  • Limited Suspension (Rear)
  • Slick Racing Tires

While there is no official top speed, we’d estimate this car would perform around 27km/h (16mph).


2419 27 Tyco Turbo Porsche 962 Car Right
Model 2419-27 Tyco Turbo Porsche 962

Recommendation

All variants of the Porsche 962 models are rare to see on eBay or other auction sites, although occasionally I see the RadioShack version.

While I would prefer a 962 Twin Turbo for its dual motor configuration and superior suspension system, this simpler 962 is also highly desirable and sure to remain popular.

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $124.50

    Highest Price

    $299.00

    This average price is based on 3 sales we have recorded (max 10 shown).

    DatePriceConditionTypeTitle
    16 Aug 2023$33UsedAuctionVintage radio shack tyco taiyo 9.6v porsche 962c #33 turbo r/c car!! Works!!
    13 Aug 2023$39.99UsedBuyRc car tyco 962 porsche car only no remote 9.6 v 1989
    20 Jan 2023$299Brand Newor Best OfferTyco porsche 962 original in box vintage rc radio control
    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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