Originally Posted by WheelPower99
I was given this car of late by a good friend and as the title states it is a 1/8 Delta Super Eagle Onroad car and he has owned it for 30yrs now it is brand New never been started. He built it and it sat on display for all these years and when I say brand new I mean has never had drop of fuel in it not even a glow stater near it! The only thing he has done is painted the original body shell but all the paperwork, stickers, box etc is 100% original and brand new.
The big question what I love this thing it is a piece of RC history but what is it's value I'm pretty sure he paid $2,500 for in America back in 1983 so I'm just wondering it's value in today's market place?
It's not for sale but then again everything has a price!! But I just wanted to share this with everyone because this thing is an awesome piece of gear and just shows how for things have come in the RC world!
That is not a Super Eagle. That is a mid '83 Eagle. The Eagle was first produced in '83 (team members got them late '82, and most of our bulkheads were red in front, with a red bumper.) The Super Eagle had a modified servo tray (steering servo to the left of the fuel tank ) and slightly different chassis, plus a top support a-arm rider from the mounted stabilizer pin to the kingpin of the front steering hub. A few other little differences, and very few Eagles exist because by mid to late '83 Delta was sending out the upgrades....the rear bulkheads in the Eagle were nylon and wore out quickly, etc. That car listed for 480.00 in 1983, and if it is untouched and never run, would in my humble estimation be worth approximately 2500 today to the right collector (meaning someone overseas.) And no, the carb is not on backwards, it came that way so you could adjust it easily without removing the body, nearly every Delta product until the Double Eagle (P4) was put together that way. I sold one of those myself on Ebay for a little over 2200 about three years ago when I was trying to thin out the herd (lotta good that did me considering what I have still laying around now.)