Traxxas Rustler. Similar to my Bandit
I have had 2 of those, gave one to my team mate, and have enough to build one more from parts. Those are probably one of the most bash worthy trucks avalible. They just don't quit!
There isn't a speed control, but those are easy enough to get, and the answer to your question is...Yes, I do find that worth $40. The tires may be something that you would want to replace, because they are pretty primitave, and have no inserts, but other than that, it looks ready to accept your speed control, and mabey a new motor. Definatly worth it. If you need more information, send me a PM.