Nov 292014
 
kyosho salute

LAST in the Optima series, the Kyosho SALUTE included all the best features of the cars in the series. Ball bearings, front and rear sway bars, those beautiful gold shocks - and of course the low profile tyres and large wheels. A funky and "futuristic" body (as was the fashion at the time), adorned the aging chassis.
Unfortunately though, the Chain drive car's time was very close to an end. Inefficiency when compared to a good belt design, coupled with the aging chassis and suspension technology, lead to the end of the Optima series.
There were two Salute kits produced - the Orange as seen here - and one exactly the same - except with a Blue colour scheme. Minor differences in the body were all that separated the two Salute kits.
In fact - Kyosho offered a belt drive conversion for these cars - which many people fitted to get that last bit of life out of their favourite racer......in truth - even though heavy at the time - the original Optima's design was still competitive when fitted with the belt conversion.
There was only one more kit in the Optima chain drive series - the "celebration" gold kit - which was more designed as a tribute to the Optima, than a competition car. I am very fortunate to have one of these kits NIB.

Manufacturer: Kyosho
Model - Salute
Released : October 1986
Model # : 3034
Length : 390 mm
Width: 240 mm
Wheel Base : 260 mm
Height : 130 mm
Weight : 1700 grams
Drive : 4WD - via chain.

Vintage Kyosho W5032 Option House Salute Maxxum Rampage Rocky Optima Spike Tires
Vintage Kyosho W5032 Option House Salute Maxxum Rampage Rocky Optima Spike Tires
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Vintage RC Kyosho Optima Turbo Javelin Salute Inner Front Mounts 2 L R OT
Vintage RC Kyosho Optima Turbo Javelin Salute Inner Front Mounts 2 L R OT
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Kyosho Javelin buggy Vintage Optima Salute
Kyosho Javelin buggy Vintage Optima Salute
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Vintage Kyosho original optima javelin salute chain drive diff set used
Vintage Kyosho original optima javelin salute chain drive diff set used
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Vintage Kyosho optima javelin salute original steering bell crank set
Vintage Kyosho optima javelin salute original steering bell crank set
Currently $6.00 (3 Bids)
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Vintage Kyosho original optima javelin salute ultima gear cover nice
Vintage Kyosho original optima javelin salute ultima gear cover nice
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kyosho red CONVERSION ALLOY part set for turbo optima pro salute javelin optima
kyosho red CONVERSION ALLOY part set for turbo optima pro salute javelin optima
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KYOSHO OPTIMA PRO OPTIMA TURBO JAVELIN SALUTE Rubber Sealed Bearing Set
KYOSHO OPTIMA PRO OPTIMA TURBO JAVELIN SALUTE Rubber Sealed Bearing Set
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kyosho optima 2016 Side Guard set optima turbo optima salute repro blue
kyosho optima 2016 Side Guard set optima turbo optima salute repro blue
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kyosho optima 2016 Side Guard set optima turbo optima salute repro gold
kyosho optima 2016 Side Guard set optima turbo optima salute repro gold
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kyosho optima 2016 Side Guard set optima turbo optima salute repro black
kyosho optima 2016 Side Guard set optima turbo optima salute repro black
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kyosho optima 2016 Side Guard set optima turbo optima salute repro sky blue6
kyosho optima 2016 Side Guard set optima turbo optima salute repro sky blue6
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kyosho optima 2016 Side Guard set optima turbo optima salute repro purple
kyosho optima 2016 Side Guard set optima turbo optima salute repro purple
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kyosho optima 2016 Side Guard set optima turbo optima salute Light Green
kyosho optima 2016 Side Guard set optima turbo optima salute Light Green
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kyosho optima 2016 Side Guard set optima turbo optima salute repro Green
kyosho optima 2016 Side Guard set optima turbo optima salute repro Green
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Deluxe stand for KYOSHO Optima Javelin Salute vintage
Deluxe stand for KYOSHO Optima Javelin Salute vintage
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OT 22 Body Washers 2 Kyosho Turbo Optima Javelin Salute Optima Mid Ultima
OT 22 Body Washers 2 Kyosho Turbo Optima Javelin Salute Optima Mid Ultima
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OT 8 Front Plate Set VG Kyosho Optima Javelin Turbo Optima Salute Optima Pro
OT 8 Front Plate Set VG Kyosho Optima Javelin Turbo Optima Salute Optima Pro
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OT 7 Rear Plate Left Side Only VG Kyosho Optima Javelin Turbo Optima Salute
OT 7 Rear Plate Left Side Only VG Kyosho Optima Javelin Turbo Optima Salute
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Kyosho OT 76 turbo Optima Ultima Pro Javelin Ultima 2 Salute maxxum Final gear
Kyosho OT 76 turbo Optima Ultima Pro Javelin Ultima 2 Salute maxxum Final gear
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Vintage Kyosho wheels and tires Optima Javelin SaluteTurbo Optima New
Vintage Kyosho wheels and tires Optima Javelin SaluteTurbo Optima New
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