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Old 01-14-2011, 08:21 AM
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Hi , new to this site so unsure if this is the right area to ask,
but im looking for bodyshells for vauxhalls or opels.

I went to a VXR power event last year and they were running remote control cars for visitors to race and they were corsa VXR shells ,
i soooo want one,any body got any ideas where i could purchase these from,or vectra / astra shells
as you can tell i am a Vauxhall freak owning a full scale go kart Astra VXR. lol


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Old 01-14-2011, 08:39 AM
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I would think HPI or Tamiya

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Protoform used to make an Opel Calibra and a Vauxhall Vectra. I'll see if I can find part numbers...

Vauxhall # 1429
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Am I close ?
http://www.racersparadise.de/shop-rp.html/

At left of page click "lexankarosserien" and then click on the 190mm section. 1st listing is for an Astra body
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Protoform #1409 Opel Calibra

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Old 01-14-2011, 09:03 AM
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I have never seen a Corsa shell for hobby-grade RC cars, so perhaps they were toy cars or special paintjobs on another type of shell that they were running. (Actually, there might be Corsa shells for the Mardave cars but they tend to be pretty unrealistic).

HPI used to make an Astra Coupe from the BTCC days. Tamiya made Cavalier/Vectra shells from the mid-90s BTCC/JTCC era. Protoform did the Astra and Vectra too. You might find them on eBay or in old shop stock.
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Originally Posted by sosidge View Post
I have never seen a Corsa shell for hobby-grade RC cars, so perhaps they were toy cars or special paintjobs on another type of shell that they were running. (Actually, there might be Corsa shells for the Mardave cars but they tend to be pretty unrealistic).

HPI used to make an Astra Coupe from the BTCC days. Tamiya made Cavalier/Vectra shells from the mid-90s BTCC/JTCC era. Protoform did the Astra and Vectra too. You might find them on eBay or in old shop stock.
I actually got a picture of the corsa shell from the event i attended last year to be honest, spot on detail, just cant post it on here yet as i havent posted enough posts.lol.
thanks for the rplys so far though guys, keep em coming lol.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:17 PM
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Those Corsa VXR's you saw were Tamiya demo cars. Vauxhall had Tamiya commissioned for their Have-A-Go cars that were used at various corporate days (I think they were based on the Tamiya M03), and were available to buy as part of an XB RTR RTR M03 retails in modelshops for around 150).

Tamiya were also commissioned to do an Astra Sportshatch and Vectra VXR in 190mm for the displays at BTCC meetings, I grabbed this pic:



Like the Astra and the Corsa, they are moulded from one-colour plastic, then all the colouring is decals.





Vauxhall might have some left over from their BTCC days, best get in touch with their marketing/merchandising department.
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thanks for that fella, just gutted as i really would of liked one.

oh well
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nitrohouse.com has the Protoform Vauxhaul on special:
http://www.nitrohouse.com/Blow-Out-S...duct_info.html
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:36 PM
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Have you checked ebay?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamiya-58263-Ope...item1c1645d406

http://cgi.ebay.com/TAMIYA-OPEL-V8-C...item2a0d7d6b50
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:37 PM
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http://www.kyosho.com/jpn/support/in...ll_astra_m.pdf

I have one of these, painted, decaled, unused in my shed

Peter

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http://fooyoh.com/car_video/watch/JVEKTLFo4D4
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thank you Sith lord and peter,

there ideal but the ebay ones dont come with team decals,
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Actually the Opel V8 link that Sith Lord sent is for the body set AND decals. This is a pic of that same car. I have one for sale also if you're interested. PM if so.
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