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Tamiya Citroen 2CV Charleston M-05

Show up on TCS race day with the 2CV Charleston and dominate the competition!


Cut Some Hot Laps... in a Charleston?

Tamiya just loves to offer up some of the more unique and seldom modeled vehicles out there, and in this case, it's about as unique as it comes! The Tamiya Citroen 2CV Charleston is modeled after the original French automobile produced from 1948 all the way until 1990. Perched atop the M-05 FWD chassis, this peppy little on-road car will be sure to delight, and turn a few heads. Here's what TamiyaUSA says about the Charleston:

Over 3.5 million cars were produced from 1948 to 1990. Its reliable air-cooled 2-cylinder engine got the little front wheel drive car from A to B with little fuss, and the car could accommodate 4 adults adequately. With its soft suspension designed for off-road driving, it is said that the 2CV could traverse a ploughed field without breaking any of the eggs it carried.

M-05 at a glance:

The front wheel drive M-05 chassis features a lightweight, narrow, durable, and easy-assembly semi-monocoque resin frame. Gearbox, motor, battery pack, receiver, servo and ESC are positioned for optimum weight distribution and a low center of gravity. Ground-hugging 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension and the 3-piece steering linkage provide stable high-speed cornering. Gun metal color 11-spoke wheels are matched with tread-patterned radial tires and feature tire inserts.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Tamiya Citroen 2CV Charleston

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Mar 13, 2018, 10:24 PM
Forward ever, backward never!
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OMG! My first car was a gray 2CV Charleston!

Pretty surreal to see Tamiya put out an RC 2CV. The detailed body is quite impressive. However, the wheels and tires are too wide. And an electric motor obviously won't have the legendary howl of the original 2-cylinder engine.
Mar 14, 2018, 10:39 AM
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If Iím not mistaken Mr. Magoo drove one of these roadhoag!
Mar 14, 2018, 06:04 PM
Clean up! The missus is home
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I had the real thing back in the 1980s. The model could be modified with thinner tyres . The suspension could use Gummy Bears as shock absorbers !
Mar 15, 2018, 02:08 AM
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I had one of those ugly cars :o)

I had one "Ente" (it is the nicname in german).
The engine was cool! 435cc ( around 27 cubic inches) / 23 HP at 7.000 rpm / fule consumption was around 50 miles per gallon
It was an older one, built in 1974 or so ...
Yesterday, 10:27 AM
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Another amazing release, but like the beetle, it needs skinny scale type tires.
Today, 05:39 AM
Low budget fun
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This probably can go faster than a real thing.
Today, 07:48 AM
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