Tamiya Toyota 4×4 Pick-Up – 1982

February 25 by Jaap Dienaar

The Tamiya Toyota 4×4 Pick-Up of 1982 reviewed by Radio Control Model Cars. It featured a realistic 3 speed transmission and a solid axle leaf spring suspension. Introduced in november 1981, this fantastic scale Toyota was the first of Tamiya’s 3-speed trucks with a detailed bodyshell and predominantly metal chassis. Nowadays perhaps one of Tamiya’s most expensive vintage models for collectors.

The Toyota 4X4 Pickup Bruiser (aka “Bruiser) is the 48th RC Car kit which Tamiya introduced. The kit with Tamiya no. 58048 was based on a Toyota 4X4 pickup truck design. By making the scale model as similar as possible to the full-size car, Tamiya came out with a design that was very successful with hobbyist around the world.

1/10 scale off-road vehicle
all steel ladder frame chassis
4WD with a three speed transmission
live rigid axle front and rear
leaf spring suspension with oil dampers all around
RS-750SH motor (high torque)
extra wide off-road mudder tires
abs plastic body