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1989 Tyco Turbo Porsche 962

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tyco logo very small19892619-279.6vTurboPack sml km/h
mph
2WD
Used:
Rare

NIB:
Rare
value75 150
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.
Rating
4
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.
UnknownLimited2-SpeedWhite/BFGoodrich#67(27Mhz),Black/Red #49(49Mhz)

MODEL REVIEW

The Tyco Turbo Porsche 962 is a radio controlled car manufactured by Taiyo of Japan, and released in the US, UK, and other countries worldwide in 1989.

This model and it’s 1988 predecessor is a simplified version of the Twin Turbo Porsche 962C which is a larger dual-motor monster.


Closeup of model 2619- 27 (27Mhz 1989) Tyco Turbo Porsche 962
Closeup of model 2619- 27 (27Mhz 1989) Tyco Turbo Porsche 962 in its box

Features and Performance

The 1989 model featured the following upgrades:

  • Modernized chassis, designed to take 9.6v Battery Packs as Taiyo/Tyco sought to increase their revenue streams by requiring purchase of this additional item.
  • A much improved Pistol Grip radio controller.

It shared the following features with earlier models:

  • Slick racing tires
  • Limited rear suspension
  • Full function radio control

The Tyco Porsche 962 was sold in 1988 and 1989, and came in 29Mhz Black/Red versions, and 49Mhz White versions (1988 model 2419 shown)
The Tyco Porsche 962 was sold in 1988 and 1989, and came in 29Mhz Black/Red versions, and 49Mhz White versions (1988 model 2419 shown)

Recommendation

These single-motor versions of the 962 are simple, lower cost models which still provide plenty of speed and fun indoors, or on a smooth enough surface outdoors.

While they won’t be as valuable as their dual-motor cousins, they’re still beautiful cars with excellent performance, and sure to be part of many 80s kids nostalgia, making them a worthy part of any Tyco / Taiyo collection.

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    VALUE / PRICE HISTORY

    Average Price

    $58.50

    Highest Price

    $139.99

    This average price is based on 7 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!!
    29 Jun 2023$44.99UsedBuy1988 rc car tyco twin turbo 962 porsche car only *rare* 9.6 v
    18 Jun 2023$49.99UsedAuction1988 rc car tyco twin turbo 962 porsche w/ controller *rare* 9.6 v battery
    27 Mar 2023$139.99Usedor Best OfferVintage tyco porsche 962 miller high life twin turbo 9.6v lamborghini bandit
    11 Mar 2023$24.89UsedBuy It NowVintage 1987 bandai japan 1/20 twin turbo porsche 962/956 advan rc car tyco
    15 Jan 2023$53.39UsedBuy It NowVintage 1985 bandai japan 1/20 twin turbo porsche 962/956 advan rc car tyco issu
    10 Nov 2022$59.99UsedBest offer acceptedBox very dirty, car okay.
    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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