DiecastXchange Forum banner
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
910 Posts
Can anybody tell me more about the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 1973 from Kyosho? It would interesting me how is the quality.

Thanks in advance! :danbana

http://www.diecast1843.com/480/Kyosho/KS08231W-01.jpg

http://www.diecast1843.com/480/Kyosho/KS08231W-02.jpg

http://www.diecast1843.com/480/Kyosho/KS08231W-03.jpg

http://www.diecast1843.com/480/Kyosho/KS08231W-04.jpg

http://www.diecast1843.com/480/Kyosho/KS08231W-05.jpg

http://www.diecast1843.com/480/Kyosho/KS08231W-06.jpg

Michael

EDIT: I'm very sorry to edit your post, but please read this notice. Kindly keep picture dimensions within 640 x 480 pixels and with a maximum file size of not more than 60 KB. Thanks for your cooperation!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
39 Posts
I don't know anything about this model, i just want to know what the h*ll is that swastika doing there?! If Kyosho added this to one of their models, i will not buy any of their models. Good thing i don't have any so far in my collection...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,963 Posts
This is the model made originally by Eagle's Race (now Universal Hobbies) and it is, in fact, not Kyosho model. Therefore, teh quality is not too good.
 
G

·
The car is NOT origionally made by Eagles race or UH . They are both relatively new companies.

As Eric pointed out , this is the much earlier and much rarer Jouef version. Eagles race (now UH) re released the Carrera 2.7 RS much later.
This car is the Wolf racing version and it was produced to go with some Japanese cartoon series that was running at the time . (Hence the Swastika emblems) .Kyosho also did a 1/18 Lotus Europa in Wolf racing colours .

This car is rare , probably the hardest 911 RS to find and it therefore goes for big money although the detail is nothing fantastic. If you want to add a rare Porsche to your collection , then this is it as far as the RS goes , but if you prefer quality , then wait for the AUTOart version.

I am also watching this auction , as Im curious to see what it fetches . The last Kyosho/Jouef 911RS I saw in this Wolf packaging sold for $130 or so.
 
G

·
In my humble opinion, for all its worth, the model has a number of problems.

Firstly the wheels are too big and the tyres too 'chunky'. The wing mirror also appears to be poorly done, as are the lights and air intake grills.
And why Kyosho decided to add the swastika, is anybodies guess (even if it was linked to TV series). It wasn't the smartest move.

I'm sure the AUTOart version will be far superior to this attempt - I know which one i'll be buying.

:cheers
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,539 Posts
To try to clear up the swastika thing, for a long time before it was co-opted by the nazis, it was considered a good symbol in many cultures. To the best of my knowledge it's still considered a symbol of good luck in Japan.
 
G

·
That version is pretty old one. I remember seeing these a long time ago. I think it is a rare die-cast, but since AUTOart, the almighty AUTOart, is going to produce it...

Buy it as it is a rare die-cast but low level detail
Or buy AUTOart, not rare, but extremely superior detail.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,985 Posts
I thought I was nuts when I first looked at it and told myself "Kyosho? That looks like the Jouef/Eagles Race version, it's even got the same wheels!" Glad I'm not nuts. I've got one of these, actually two. The 2.7 and a 2.5. They aren't bad models. Like one person above said, their biggest draw back is their tires and wheels. They could be done much better.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,892 Posts
<{POST_SNAPBACK}>[/post][/right]
no, thats not true. its not a good symbol in Japan.
the swastika is actually a buddhist symbol. BUT , the original version is upright and straight on its side. facing the other direction. Hitler took the buddhist symbol, turned it around and made it stand on its ends.

So the symbol used on this car is the Nazi version, not the original "good" version

*kinda symbollic too.. being the opposite of the teachings of buddism*
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,539 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,963 Posts
The car is NOT origionally made by Eagles race or UH . They are both relatively new companies.

As Eric pointed out , this is the much earlier and much rarer Jouef version. Eagles race (now UH) re released the Carrera 2.7 RS much later.
No matter who produces is sooner and who latter, it is always the same mould. I had had black/red Jouef Carrera RS which I sold I bought white/blue Universal Hobbies Carrera RS and the models were/are absolutely the same.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top