The original green colour (Cobalt Green) is no longer available for hard plastic bodies.

The original Porsche 934 box. Photos by Paul KingThe 934 box content. Photos by Paul King

The rims are shared with the 58006 model

The 934 is the only model by Tamiya to use the double MSC

The 934 is the only model to use the RS360 motor

Top speed for the 58001 in original condition is 11 miles pr hour

The 934 RSR body was chosen for the first RC because the static kit 934 model had been unsuccessfull and Tamiya needed to get their money back for the expensive development

The 58001 kit got celebrated after reaching 100.000 sold kits, by releasing the "Black Porsche"; an exclusive kit, with black moulded 934 body, and black chassis. This Black Porsche is probably the most sought after Tamiya Kit.

The "Black Porsche" does not have it's own kit number.

The first few batches of the 58001 kit came with the static kit's white hard plastic body. Later Tamiya changed to the green plastic.

The four colors the 934 came in

Also, the first few batches had white battery boxes, later they were black.

Most early 58001 kits (white body/battery box) were for the Japanes market, but some were also exported.

Tamiya also made a spare part body set with a red/dark orange plastic adapted to the Jägermeister livery.

The 934 bodyset


The Porsche 934 RC kit was actually never labeled kit number "58001". The kit number format of the time was "RA1201"

The battery box for the dry batteries is shared with the 58003 kit.

The chassis plates are shared with the 58002 kit



Written by Larbut


#2 Edou 2011-12-30 23:47
It seems that the idea was born to create a motorized 934 when they saw the designer Fumito Taki playing around on the parking lot with a static car he had customized with an electromotor...
#1 achmedachmed 2011-12-30 16:10
What I dont get is that in it's first year of production 1976, Tamiya sold over 100.000!! How come so few seem to have survived. If a site like Tamiyaclub shows only about 200 of them.. where is the rest?? Maybe some 2000 in the hands of collectors globally.. Even if, lets say 50.000 were trown in the bin in the last 35 years. there must be thousands dusting away in storage boxes, garageshelves and attics :).. Ohh boy!!
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