In any collection there will always be a few cars that as a collector you know you may never find. There is also the fear that if you do, it will either be entirely too expensive for the mere mortal man or missing so many bits and pieces that completing it would be next to impossible. I thought the Kyosho / Cox Sidewinder would be one of those. Happily I was mistaken.
Just finding a Kyosho / Cox Sidewinder on eBay was astonishing enough, but to find it just after it had been listed with a BIN (buy it now) option that was below what it would have surely brought had the auction gone full term was incredible. Needless to say I was clicking as fast as I could.
When it arrived I was shocked to find this "truck" had never even been run. It came with the original box and manual and the Goodyear (very rare) tires still had the mold lines on the center knobs! This buggy was perfect. The only thing that could have made it better was the original owner did cut out the orange and brown from the stripes leaving only the thin white lines you see.