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My First Grasshopper 1 year 7 months ago #52437

Well I won a eBay auction and this is what I won. Not sure if it's a rere or original. Probably a rere


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My First Grasshopper 1 year 7 months ago #52438

Very nice. Seen decals, it is not a rere.

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My First Grasshopper 1 year 7 months ago #52473

Judging by the decals it is an original, the rere had fake sponsorship decals
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Re:My First Grasshopper 1 year 7 months ago #52479

Really an original? It is in fantastic shape. Can't believe it.


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My First Grasshopper 1 year 7 months ago #52485

What a NICE find! Congrats!
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Re:My First Grasshopper 1 year 7 months ago #52486

juggnutty wrote: Really an original? It is in fantastic shape. Can't believe it.

I suppose it is also possible that it is a re-re with MCI decals (which still show the original sponsors). The mechanical speed controller strongly suggests original though.
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Re:My First Grasshopper 1 year 7 months ago #52488

blakbird wrote:

juggnutty wrote: Really an original? It is in fantastic shape. Can't believe it.

I suppose it is also possible that it is a re-re with MCI decals (which still show the original sponsors). The mechanical speed controller strongly suggests original though.


It's a Grasshopper from the 80's. Not sure the very first batch, though. I can see the spindles there on the front uprights, but there is also a white resistor plate. I believe the first ones were black?

Some other things that can help is the motor endbell (black plastic early, white plastic later but still 80's), the hole for the humpback battery on the chassis, and if it is one of the very first Grashoppers the tub would have to say OFF-ROADER front.

I love the buggy. I think it was a VERY nice find!
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My First Grasshopper 1 year 7 months ago #52490

The dirt, wear & aging of the unpainted plastic body all appear to be consistent with a lightly used, reasonably well cared for original :)
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Re:My First Grasshopper 1 year 7 months ago #52495

Now that it seems an original I'm not sure what to do with it. Just clean it up. Replace the electronics and drive it. Or shelf it. I really don't like shelf queens. Resell it?


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Re:My First Grasshopper 1 year 7 months ago #52496

Put modern electronic inside, buy a new rere body and run it. And keep the original body for the shelf
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