This is the first model Tamiya released on the new "Group C" chassis. The body is from the famous Mercedes C11 Group C racing cars and the chassis is a "down to business" plastic bathtub chassis where the wheelbase is variable. This model, with the C11 body, was later reissued, twice, as model number 58351.
The Group C chassis cars have, in spite having same part number, different colour on the A-parts tree. There are black, blue, green and red A-parts trees. The C11's were all issued with black A-parts. Like all the vintage Group C models, the body shell came unpainted in the kit.
The Group C C11 was reissued in 2005 then with pre-painted body.
Part no: 53068Description: RS540 SPORT TUNED
Part no: naDescription: NA
Frame-centre pivot type
Part no: naDescription: NONE
Part no: 50332Description: CVA MINI SHOCK UNIT
Part no: 50397Description: RACING DEVELOPED 4428 FRONT SPONGE TYRE
Part no: 50398Description: RACING DEVELOPED 4445 REAR SPONGE TYRE
Part no: 50399Description: RACING DEVELOPED SPOKE WHEEL SET
Part no: naDescription: INCLUDED IN FRONT SET