Kyosho Minitz 06 Buggy ‘Suzuki Super Jimny’

April 3 by Jaap Dienaar

This is a Kyosho Minitz 06 Buggy ‘Super Jimny’ powered by a 0.61ci/1cc G-Mark engine. In Germany, it was sold in 1982 by Graupner with artikel # 4959. The model is build in 1/12 scale. Many parts from the suspension are in aluminium, the car has oil shocks and a clutch brake.

The Minitz 06 serie of Kyosho consisted of severall on- and offroad models, which besides the size (1/12th scale) and the engine did not share many parts. The offroad models were available in three models; the here featured Suzuki Super Jimny, a Range Rover (Graupner item #4958), and a Renault 5. A slightly different model with the same offroad chassis was the Datsun Step Side which was sold by Kyosho and the same car was sold with a VW Pick-Up (Caddy) body by Graupner.
The onroad models were available as Mini Cooper and a rare Fiat X1/9

Kyosho Minitz 06 Buggy ‘Suzuki Super Jimny’

Kyosho Minitz 06 Datsun Step Side – Kit #3085:

KYOSHO Minitz 06 Mini Cooper Racer – Item #2368:
The onroad version of the Kyosho Minitz 06 series

Kyosho Minitz 06 Buggy Range Rover – Graupner item #4958: